- VIDEO: Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi
A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing four people.
3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:37am
- S Sudan president sacks army chief
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:28am
- I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived
Happy to be alive, but fear of being stigmatised
6 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 9:45pm
- Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi
Four people, two of them police, are killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by a car bomb outside a police station.
11 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 4:46pm
- VIDEO: Horror of S Sudan massacre filmed
The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders.
13 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 2:35pm
- Letter from Africa: Celebrating in style
Celebrating Ghanaian style - fashion, drums and paragliding
14 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 1:39pm
- Three children found dead in London
A woman, originally from South Africa, is arrested after three children are found dead at a house in south London.
14 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 1:10pm
- DR Congo train in deadly derailment
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.
15 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 12:18pm
- Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'
A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.
19 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:48am
- SA row over 'banned' Malema advert
South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.
19 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 8:29am
- Sinkala keen to stay on at Sochaux
Zambia midfielder Nathan Sinkala hopes to stay at Sochaux beyond the end of his loan from TP Mazembe.
20 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 7:26am
- South Sudan profile
Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
22 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 5:39am
- Ceuta, Melilla profile
22 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 5:22am
- Jew asks to join Islamist party
A Jewish lawyer in Morocco challenges the political establishment by asking to join the ruling Islamist PJD party, it is reported.
22 hours ago 23 Apr 14, 5:11am
- VIDEO: My friend Robert Mugabe
How Zimbabwe's leader changed once in power
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 7:49pm
- Is South Africa ready for mixed-race love?
How South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couples
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 7:44pm
- VIDEO: Fans worldwide react to Moyes' sacking
Manchester United fans from India, Kenya and Singapore and Brazil give their reaction to the sacking of David Moyes as club manager.
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 6:39pm
- VIDEO: Grim journey through 'new Rwanda'
The United Nations says the on-going conflict in South Sudan has a disturbing echo of events in Rwanda 20 years ago.
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 6:21pm
- Mali group says French hostage dead
Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 6:17pm
- VIDEO: Footage shows Nigeria kidnap school
More than 180 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being snatched from their classroom last week.
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 3:26pm
- Al-Jazeera trial sees video evidence
A court in Egypt is shown video and audio evidence in the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists accused of terrorism-related offences.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 12:23pm
- Barreto appointed Ethiopia coach
The Ethiopia Football Federation confirms Portuguese coach Barreto as the new coach of the national team.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 12:19pm
- VIDEO: Libya's youth driven out by fear
The growing number of armed groups in Libya is causing many of its younger people to leave, out of fear of kidnap.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 11:38am
- Niger hit by Nigeria's Boko Haram fallout
Gangsters cross border to fight for Nigerian Islamists
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 11:25am
- VIDEO: In 60 secs: Who are Boko Haram?
BBC News outlines the background, leadership and activities of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 11:20am
- Top Zambian commentator Liwewe dies
Zambian football mourns the passing of legendary commentator Dennis Liwewe who died on Tuesday aged 78.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 9:37am
- Pistorius 'had no acting coaching'
Oscar Pistorius' family denies claims the athlete took acting lessons ahead of his testimony in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 9:35am
- The man who helps Somali firms grow
The expat investor helping businesses in Somalia
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 3:50am
- VIDEO: Boko Haram 'paying recruits in Niger'
Members of a gang in Niger have told the BBC that they collaborated with radical Islamist group Boko Haram in return for money.
2 days ago 22 Apr 14, 1:37am
- Letter from Africa: Doing business in Nigeria
The hazards of doing business in Nigeria
3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 12:46pm
- Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village
3 days ago 21 Apr 14, 2:31am
- Guinea-Bissau profile
Provides an overview as well as key facts, figures and dates for this west African country
5 days ago 19 Apr 14, 7:39am
- Algeria profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
5 days ago 18 Apr 14, 5:02pm
- Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa
8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:27am
- In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Flames and grief after Nigeria bus blast
10 days ago 14 Apr 14, 11:53am
- 'Domino effect' of Rwanda genocide
The Congolese who paid heavy price for Rwanda genocide
14 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?
14 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?
20 days ago 4 Apr 14, 3:52am
- How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy
How Nigeria became Africa's biggest economy
20 days ago 3 Apr 14, 7:02pm
- Egypt profile
Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
23 days ago 1 Apr 14, 11:11am
- Seaweed - Zanzibar's 'gift from the ocean'
Zanzibar women who live on the "gift from the ocean"
28 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
30 days ago 24 Mar 14, 9:34pm
- Burundi country profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
33 days ago 22 Mar 14, 7:52am
- Burkina Faso profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
34 days ago 21 Mar 14, 11:05am
- Rwanda country profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
34 days ago 21 Mar 14, 10:35am
- Equatorial Guinea profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea
34 days ago 21 Mar 14, 7:57am
- South Africa profile
Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
35 days ago 20 Mar 14, 10:08am
- Malawi country profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Malawi
36 days ago 19 Mar 14, 7:12am
- Central African Republic profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
36 days ago 19 Mar 14, 5:07am
- 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.
37 days ago 18 Mar 14, 8:03am
- Sao Tome and Principe profile
Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
42 days ago 13 Mar 14, 12:14pm
- Lesotho country profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
42 days ago 13 Mar 14, 11:27am
- Guinea country profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
42 days ago 13 Mar 14, 8:40am
- Democratic Republic of Congo profile
Key facts, figures and dates
44 days ago 11 Mar 14, 8:34am
- In pictures: Uganda's 'Pimp My Ride' garage
Photos of vehicles remodelled to look like crocodiles
49 days ago 5 Mar 14, 8:56pm
- In pictures: Excavating past crimes in Somaliland
Images of excavating past crimes in Somaliland graves
55 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
56 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
56 days ago 26 Feb 14, 8:53pm
- Cape Verde profile
Key facts, figures and dates
57 days ago 26 Feb 14, 12:06pm
- Queen's Baton Relay: Africa
African baton tour ahead of Commonwealth Games
63 days ago 20 Feb 14, 7:30am