Egypt election dates set for autumn

Egypt's election commission says a long-awaited parliamentary election will be held in two stages in October and November.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 2:33 pm

Wanyama has asked to leave Saints

Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama asks to leave Southampton but manager Ronald Koeman insists the midfielder will not be sold.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 12:36 pm

Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

Bafetimbi Gomis and Ghana's Andre Ayew both score as Swansea inflict a first loss of the season on Manchester United.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 12:21 pm

UK ambassador summoned over trial

Britain's ambassador to Egypt is summoned over his "unacceptable interference" following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 12:18 pm

Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table

Kenya comes top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 11:54 am

'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast

Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 9:33 am

Keeping the faith

Keeping the faith with N Ireland's Protestant order

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 3:13 am

Chad executes Boko Haram fighters

Chad executes 10 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a day after they were found guilty of terror crimes.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 3:45 pm

Swazi crash kills reed-dance women

Nearly 40 girls and young women are reported to have been killed in a road crash in Swaziland while travelling to a famous traditional festival.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 9:43 am

Nigeria warns of airport attack

Nigeria's intelligence agency warns of a possible attack on Abuja's airport after disrupting what it said was a Boko Haram spying network.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 7:42 am

French reporters 'blackmailed king'

Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 3:55 am

Does Nigeria run better without a cabinet?

Does Nigeria run better without ministers?

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 7:02 pm

VIDEO: Hundreds feared dead off Libyan coast

More than 200 people are feared dead after two boats carrying around 500 migrants capsized near the Libyan port of Zuwara.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 4:33 pm

Africa in pictures: 21-27 August 2015

Puffed up cheeks, karate kicks and ballet leaps

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 11:58 am

Africa this week: Five things we've learnt

... and four other things we've learnt this week in Africa

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 9:29 am

VIDEO: Slowing China affects Africa

Slowing growth in China has seen stock markets in turmoil and underlined the recent plunge in commodity prices - a key concern in many African economies.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:57 am

The battle over the words used to describe migrants

Disputes over the terms used to describe migrants

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 2:04 am

South Sudan businesses struggle in a 'war economy'

The people trying to make money despite conflict

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 7:44 pm

VIDEO: South Sudan's war economy

South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:18 pm

VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory

Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:18 pm

VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 2:18 pm

VIDEO: Daughter 'gives Tutu hugs from well-wishers'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's daughter Canon Mpho Tutu speaks about her father's health, saying she passes on hugs and kisses from well-wishers.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 2:12 pm

Senegal migrant town mourns lost sons

The families bereaved by migration to Europe

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:51 am

South Sudan profile

Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:04 am

VIDEO: Peace deal signed by South Sudan president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signs a peace deal in the country's capital, Juba, ending a 20-month conflict with rebels.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 5:06 am