Guinea country profile

Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 10:13 am

Liberia profile

Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 10:11 am

Sierra Leone country profile

Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this west African country

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 9:57 am

Young diaspora Somalis rediscovering entrepreneurial roots

The duo helping young Somalis rediscover their business acumen

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 9:57 am

Guinea hunt for missing Ebola team

The search is on for a team of health workers in Guinea who went missing on a visit to raise awareness about Ebola.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 9:42 am

Mensah appointed Sierra Leone coach

Former Sierra Leone international Atto Mensah is appointed coach of Leone Stars, replacing the sacked Jonathan McKinstry.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 9:11 am

SA team helps Nigeria church rescue

A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 8:03 am

Nigeria has 'torture officers'

Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 7:51 am

French MSF worker contracts Ebola

A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 6:53 am

Birori hit with two-year suspension

Rwanda international Dady Birori is banned for two years by Caf for playing under different passports, names and ages.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 4:04 am

Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall

Survivors tell the story of Nairobi's Westgate siege

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 6:22 pm

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine trial begins in UK

A trial of a potential new vaccine against the Ebola virus is under way in Oxford.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 6:10 pm

VIDEO: Somali PM: 'Al-Shabab amnesty working'

Somalia's prime minister says members of the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab are responding to a government amnesty and have defected from the organisation.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 6:06 pm

VIDEO: Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'

At least 70 bodies have now been pulled from the rubble of a building owned by the popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua which collapsed in Lagos on Friday.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 4:19 pm

Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 3:38 pm

Nigeria college attacked by gunmen

Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 3:33 pm

Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?

Will Scottish referendum encourage African separatists?

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 12:36 pm

VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge

The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 12:08 pm

South Sudan U-turn on foreigner ban

South Sudan's government says it will not ban foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 11:46 am

Ebola crisis: Five ways to break the epidemic

Five ways to break the deadly epidemic

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 10:43 am

Profile: Nigerian preacher TB Joshua

TV evangelist who says he predicted Michael Jackson's death

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 9:48 am

VIDEO: Surviving childhood in Malawi

Fergus Walsh reports from Malawi on how the country has worked to reduce infant mortality.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 1:13 pm

VIDEO: US Ebola troop plans - 15 seconds

US President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus. Here's the story in 15 seconds.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 11:07 am

Pistorius judge 'threats concern'

Some legal groups in South Africa express concern over threats directed at the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide and not murder.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 10:06 am

'Waiting in dark for killers to come'

Hiding in dark during Algerian gas plant attack

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 9:40 am