- New massacre reported in DR Congo
Militants kill at least 20 people, said to be mostly women and children, in the second massacre in two days near the DR Congo town of Beni.
2 days ago 18 Oct 14, 7:02am
- Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree truce'
Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram, and the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.
3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 5:40pm
- Will 'truce' with Boko Haram free Chibok girls?
Hopes and scepticism in Nigeria over Boko Haram "truce"
3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 4:32pm
- Africa in pictures: 10-16 October 2014
Hopping over flares, riding acrobatics and slum boxing
3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 2:11pm
- Oscar Pistorius 'has no money'
Oscar Pistorius has no money left after his seven-month trial for killing his girlfriend, his lawyer says as legal arguments end.
3 days ago 17 Oct 14, 11:17am
- Why is the UN's Ebola response so slow?
Why did the UN take so long to set up Africa Ebola mission?
3 days ago 16 Oct 14, 8:46pm
- Nigeria fights back against Ebola
The detective work which kept Ebola under control
4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 5:14pm
- Mozambique party rejects poll result
Mozambique's main opposition party rejects the results of presidential and parliamentary elections, saying they were riddled with irregularities.
4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 4:42pm
- VIDEO: Leading African art fair in London
Europe's leading international African art fair is being held in Somerset House in London.
4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 3:22pm
- What's the risk of Ebola on a plane?
What are the chances of catching Ebola on a plane?
4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:25pm
- VIDEO: Latest Ebola news in 15 seconds
The WHO says it's focusing on fifteen more African countries in its efforts to stop the spread of Ebola. Here's the story - in 15 seconds.
4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 12:56pm
- Nigerian troops charged with mutiny
Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers are being court-martialled after being accused of refusing to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
4 days ago 16 Oct 14, 11:41am
- Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
Boom times for Addis Ababa's growing number of coffee shops
4 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:08pm
- VIDEO: Clashes in Libya between militias
Gunfire and air strikes have been reported in Libya's second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias
5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:41pm
- VIDEO: Farmers abandon fields in Ebola crisis
Farmers in Sierra Leone who have deserted their land because of the Ebola outbreak are being encouraged to go back to work.
5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:25pm
- VIDEO: Horn-free day for drivers in Lagos
Drivers in the Nigerian capital of Lagos were asked to refrain from using their car horns for one day.
5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 4:38pm
- VIDEO: Ebola: BBC News daily round-up
BBC News daily round-up of the main issues relating to the Ebola outbreak from Wednesday 15 October 2014
5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:35pm
- AUDIO: Somali author wins prize for debut novel
Somali author Diriye Osman is the first African to win the Polari prize awarded for a first book which explores the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
5 days ago 15 Oct 14, 12:40pm
- Tunisia profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:47am
- Tanzania country profile
Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:56am
- Libya country profile
Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:07am
- Liberia profile
Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
6 days ago 14 Oct 14, 5:31am
- Mozambique country profile
Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
9 days ago 11 Oct 14, 4:10am
- Africa in pictures: 3-9 October 2014
Pop princess memories, angry grave diggers and more
10 days ago 10 Oct 14, 1:18pm
- Letter from Africa: Why do we rely on 'miracle cures'?
Do Ghanaians place too much faith in miracle cures?
10 days ago 10 Oct 14, 9:45am
- Kenya country profile
Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
12 days ago 8 Oct 14, 11:24am
- VIDEO: Songhoy Blues: Banned but unbeaten
The musicians that fled Islamists and gained global acclaim
15 days ago 4 Oct 14, 7:23pm
- Africa's musical crusaders: New generation of griots
Meet the latest generation of Africa's musicians with a message
16 days ago 3 Oct 14, 9:38pm
- Mali country profile
Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
17 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:31am
- Senegal's expats go online to buy rams
Going online for Senegal’s sacrificial rams
17 days ago 2 Oct 14, 7:02pm
- In pictures: The lure of gold
Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
20 days ago 30 Sep 14, 6:42am
- Almaz's story
Abused and unpaid - story of an Ethiopian servant in Saudi Arabia
20 days ago 29 Sep 14, 7:03pm
- Letter from Africa: Emptying Eritrea
Desperate dash from Eritrea's old-school leader
24 days ago 26 Sep 14, 2:36pm
- In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons
Motorbiking eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali
25 days ago 24 Sep 14, 7:17pm
- Algeria profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
26 days ago 24 Sep 14, 12:42pm
- Ebola drains weak health systems
Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
26 days ago 24 Sep 14, 7:30am
- Ethiopia profile
Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
30 days ago 20 Sep 14, 10:32am
- Eritrea profile
Provides an overview of Eritrea, including key events and facts for this country on the Horn of Africa.
30 days ago 20 Sep 14, 6:57am
- Guinea country profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
32 days ago 18 Sep 14, 11:13am
- Sierra Leone country profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this west African country
32 days ago 18 Sep 14, 10:57am
- Central African Republic profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
34 days ago 16 Sep 14, 7:01am
- Democratic Republic of Congo profile
Key facts, figures and dates
34 days ago 16 Sep 14, 5:41am
- In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market
Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
35 days ago 14 Sep 14, 8:30pm
- Namibia country profile
Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
47 days ago 3 Sep 14, 6:56am
- Mauritania country profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
47 days ago 3 Sep 14, 5:05am
- The Gambia profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
47 days ago 3 Sep 14, 4:13am
- Lesotho country profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
49 days ago 1 Sep 14, 5:22am
- Botswana profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
53 days ago 28 Aug 14, 4:21am
- Niger country profile
Provides an overview of Niger, including key events and facts about this arid state on the southern rim of the Sahara.
54 days ago 27 Aug 14, 7:28am
- In pictures: Darfur refugees then and now
Residents of camps in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region photographed in 2007 explain how their lives have changed seven years on.
70 days ago 11 Aug 14, 5:40am