- VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:06pm
- Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria.
5 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 6:00pm
- UN mulls medal for peacekeepers
The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
10 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:33pm
- VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 23 - in 60 secs
The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete's murder trial.
10 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 1:28pm
- Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:39pm
- Igesund set to learn inquiry outcome
South Africa coach Gordon Igesund will on Thursday learn the findings of the inquiry into allegations he incited players to strike.
11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:26pm
- 'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR
Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.
11 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 12:12pm
- Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'
A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession.
13 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 10:06am
- Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
16 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 7:02am
- Footballer defrauded by life coach
A life coach who defrauded Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie and six other clients out of more than £80,000 is spared jail.
20 hours ago 16 Apr 14, 2:52am
- Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 8:10pm
- On a hill, in sight of Europe
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 7:56pm
- VIDEO: Teaching photo tagging in rural Uganda
Meet the woman teaching photo tagging to people in rural Uganda
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 7:53pm
- Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya
Masked gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya in the capital, Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say.
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 5:38pm
- Nigeria's social media lesson to the world
What Nigeria has to teach the world about social media
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 1:44pm
- Can Algeria's ailing president win a fourth term?
But Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika is still likely to be re-elected
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 11:51am
- AUDIO: 'Killing books' in Libya
Libyan author Mansour Bushnaf says Libya does not have much of reading culture because under Col Muammar Gaddafi, people were afraid of books.
1 day ago 15 Apr 14, 11:39am
- South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.
2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 8:56am
- Elite marathon runner misses flight
A London Marathon runner from Sierra Leone is missing after she disappeared and failed to catch a flight home.
2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 6:14am
- Pistorius damaged but not destroyed
Andrew Harding reflects on Oscar Pistorius' testimony
2 days ago 15 Apr 14, 6:12am
- VIDEO: At site of Nigeria bus station blast
A powerful bomb blast has ripped through a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 71 people.
2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 5:28pm
- VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 21 - in 60 secs
The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial suggests the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape".
2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:37pm
- Rwandan musician and journalist held
One of Rwanda's best-known musicians and a leading journalist are arrested over their alleged links to an opposition group and rebels.
2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:21pm
- Video link trial for Gaddafi's son
A Libyan court rules that the late Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and other Gaddafi officials being held outside Tripoli, can be tried via video-link.
2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 12:26pm
- In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Flames and grief after Nigeria bus blast
2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 11:53am
- More than 70 killed in Nigeria blast
More than 70 people are killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded bus station near Nigeria's capital, Abuja, officials say.
2 days ago 14 Apr 14, 11:25am
- VIDEO: Cleaning up Cairo's waste system
The Egyptian government is turning to its traditional rubbish collectors - the Zabaleen - to revolutionise Cario's waste disposal industry.
3 days ago 14 Apr 14, 7:19am
- The storyteller of Marrakech
How the king granted a wish and gave a storyteller a home
4 days ago 12 Apr 14, 7:14pm
- Chiwetel Ejiofor's post Oscars plans
Chiwetel Ejiofor on making Half of a Yellow Sun
4 days ago 12 Apr 14, 7:01pm
- VIDEO: Ghana's 'waste to wealth' initiative
Suzanne Vanhooymissen reports on the large and smaller-scale enterprises set up to segregate waste and encourage recycling in Ghana.
5 days ago 12 Apr 14, 4:24am
- VIDEO: Stalemate for SA's platinum miners
Lerato Mbele reports on the impact of the platinum workers' strike in South Africa, which has so far lasted for almost three months.
5 days ago 12 Apr 14, 4:22am
- Africa in pictures: 4 April-10 April 2014
Vegetarian crocodiles, singing for peace and film sets
6 days ago 11 Apr 14, 8:54am
- 'Domino effect' of Rwanda genocide
The Congolese who paid heavy price for Rwanda genocide
7 days ago 10 Apr 14, 2:17am
- Letter from Africa: Is sorry ever enough?
Is it too easy to say sorry or is it necessary for reconciliation?
7 days ago 9 Apr 14, 8:28pm
- Letter from Africa: Ghana's emergency rates
Why do Ghanaians wait until a bridge collapses before fixing it?
13 days ago 4 Apr 14, 3:52am
- How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy
How Nigeria became Africa's biggest economy
13 days ago 3 Apr 14, 7:02pm
- Guinea-Bissau profile
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15 days ago 2 Apr 14, 9:45am
- Egypt profile
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16 days ago 1 Apr 14, 11:11am
- Seaweed - Zanzibar's 'gift from the ocean'
Zanzibar women who live on the "gift from the ocean"
20 days ago 27 Mar 14, 1:46pm
- In pictures: Mixing graffiti and calligraphy in Tunisia
The Tunisian who painted the prison which once held his father
23 days ago 24 Mar 14, 9:34pm
- Algeria profile
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25 days ago 22 Mar 14, 11:15am
- Burundi country profile
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26 days ago 22 Mar 14, 7:52am
- Burkina Faso profile
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27 days ago 21 Mar 14, 11:05am
- Rwanda country profile - Overview
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27 days ago 21 Mar 14, 10:35am
- Equatorial Guinea profile
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27 days ago 21 Mar 14, 7:57am
- South Africa profile
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28 days ago 20 Mar 14, 10:08am
- South Sudan profile
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28 days ago 19 Mar 14, 11:22am
- Malawi country profile
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29 days ago 19 Mar 14, 7:12am
- Central African Republic profile
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29 days ago 19 Mar 14, 5:07am
- Libya country profile
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30 days ago 18 Mar 14, 8:03am
- Sao Tome and Principe profile
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34 days ago 13 Mar 14, 12:14pm
- Lesotho country profile
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34 days ago 13 Mar 14, 11:27am
- Guinea country profile
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35 days ago 13 Mar 14, 8:40am
- Democratic Republic of Congo profile
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37 days ago 11 Mar 14, 8:34am
- In pictures: Uganda's 'Pimp My Ride' garage
Photos of vehicles remodelled to look like crocodiles
42 days ago 5 Mar 14, 8:56pm
- In pictures: Excavating past crimes in Somaliland
Images of excavating past crimes in Somaliland graves
48 days ago 28 Feb 14, 4:59am
- In pictures: South Sudanese seeking safety in Uganda
Photos of a family's flight from South Sudan and their refugee life
49 days ago 26 Feb 14, 10:44pm
- Visions of freedom in the Middle East and North Africa
Images from North Africa and the Middle East
49 days ago 26 Feb 14, 8:53pm
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49 days ago 26 Feb 14, 12:06pm
- Queen's Baton Relay: Africa
African baton tour ahead of Commonwealth Games
56 days ago 20 Feb 14, 7:30am