Arrests in Ghana police academy scam

Police in Ghana make five arrests over a scam that sent some 200 would-be recruits to police training centres over the weekend.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 8:56 am

Fire ravages Cape Town mountain

Nearly 100 South African firefighters are battling a blaze on Cape Town's mountain range.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 8:37 am

Bentaleb targets top-four finish

Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb wants to qualify for the Champions League to help get over the disappointment of losing the Capital One Cup final.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 8:33 am

S Sudan 'acts on boys' abductions'

South Sudan's army says it has summoned for questioning a militia leader accused of abducting hundreds of boys from school.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 7:25 am

BBC digital conference on Ebola

Your chance to ask experts about deadly virus

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 7:00 am

Namibia president wins $5m award

Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:11 am

Liberia looks forward to end of Ebola

On the verge of achieving "a miracle" in Liberia

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 4:51 am

Blatter 'concerned' by racism report

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is concerned by a report on racism in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 6:32 pm

'Flying donkeys' coming to Africa

Can cargo drones help plug Africa's transport gap?

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 6:07 pm

Nigerian mob kills bomb suspect

A young woman is beaten to death by a Nigerian mob in the belief she was on a suicide mission, in an area hit by Boko Haram attacks.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 11:25 am

Pakistan fight back to beat Zimbabwe

Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 6:23 am

S Leone vice-president in quarantine

The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 4:53 pm

Rwanda urged to take BBC to court

An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 3:33 pm

Lesotho votes in snap elections

Polling ends and counting is under way in Lesotho, in a snap election aimed at resolving political tensions after an attempted coup last year.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 11:53 am

VIDEO: Ballots cast in Lesotho elections

The people of Lesotho are voting in snap elections called two years early in an effort to restore political stability in the mountain kingdom.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 6:58 am

Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 2:02 am

VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva

Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 6:11 pm

VIDEO: Has US failed South Sudan?

Satirist asks if US has given up on South Sudan

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 12:00 pm

VIDEO: Sudan's president at UAE arms fair

Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 8:49 am

Mugabe admits land reform flaws

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 8:29 am

Africa in pictures: 20-26 February 2015

Celebrating China, exorcising demons and weaving carpets

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 5:47 am

VIDEO: Expanding Zimbabwe's platinum mines

How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 5:36 am

'Car park pimping' in Botswana

The growing craze among Botswana's youth

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 2:44 am

VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world

Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 2:00 am

VIDEO: The mystery of the missing pearl dress

A $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 12:47 am