Boko Haram HQ in Nigeria 'retaken'

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 6:32 am

VIDEO: Activists protest Algerian fracking

The global controversy over "fracking" has spread to energy rich Algeria

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:28 am

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 3:22 am

The best thing about Nigeria is...

And nine other great things about Nigeria

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 11:16 pm

VIDEO: Ghana’s burgeoning tech start-ups

Inside the Ghanaian school for tech start-ups with big ambitions.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:29 pm

Elite hoard Angola's new-found wealth

The country where a watermelon costs 100 times more than a beer

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:24 pm

VIDEO: Meet Lesotho's award-winning chef

Ska Mirriam Moteane, renowned chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur in the African mountain kingdom of Lesotho came to fame after winning the 2012 award for Gourmand Best African Cookbook in the World.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 3:46 pm

Nigerian exodus as election looms

The Christians bussing out in case Nigeria poll turns violent

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 3:09 pm

Algeria lose in Qatar, as Egypt win

Algeria lose 1-0 against 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, but both Ivory Coast and Egypt win their friendly matches on Thursday.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 2:11 pm

VIDEO: Left voteless by Boko Haram

Many of the people made homeless by Boko Haram will be unable to vote in the elections, reports the BBC's Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 1:05 pm

Nigeria's unpredictable election

Will bribes and rice determine Nigeria's next leader?

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 9:05 am

US issues Uganda attack warning

The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:15 am

Nigeria rivals sign peace accord

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:35 am

Coach Keshi offered Nigeria return

Stephen Keshi has been offered a two-year deal to return as Nigeria coach, says the country's football federation.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:30 am

VIDEO: Does religion impact on Nigeria vote?

The BBC's Abdulahi Kaura Abubakar talks to a Muslim and Christian on opposite sides of the Kaduna river ahead of Nigeria's election on Saturday.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:12 am

VIDEO: Nigeria elections: A tale of two hats

Peter Okwoche asked the people of Port Harcourt which candidate - and their hat - they will choose.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 4:10 pm

Ebola 'more deadly' in young children

Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 4:09 pm

Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 1:40 pm

Life sentences for torture in Chad

A court in Chad sentences to life in prison ex-policemen for torture committed during the rule of ousted leader Hissene Habre.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 1:39 pm

Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 12:50 pm

VIDEO: Welcoming cyclists in Johannesburg

Pitching the cycle against the car as Johannesburg tries to encourage commuters to switch from driving to cycling.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 8:45 am

VIDEO: Moment Tunisia attack started

A tourist who was in the Bardo museum in Tunis when gunmen opened fire captured the panic on video.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 5:55 am

The divisive South African statue

Statue is symbolic target at South African university

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 7:31 pm

Algeria profile

Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 6:59 am

Morocco country profile - Overview

Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 6:48 am