Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

Tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims attend the beatification in Kenya of Italian-born nun Irene Stefani, taking her a step closer to sainthood.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 9:09 am

Barrow picks The Gambia over Sweden

Swansea City forward Modou Barrow confirms that he will play international football for The Gambia rather than Sweden.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:00 am

Who was suicide bomber Luul Dahir?

The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 6:46 pm

Cholera hits 3,000 Burundi refugees

More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 2:04 pm

First set of Clinton emails released

State Department releases hundreds of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from Hillary Clinton's private email account.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 2:02 pm

VIDEO: A satirist's guide to a successful coup

Satirist Ikenna Azuike looks at the tricky business of launching a coup - and the steps to success.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 1:16 pm

Renard quits as Ivory Coast coach

Herve Renard resigns as coach of Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast, paving the way for a move to French side Lille.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 1:14 pm

Africa in pictures: 15-21 May 2015

Celebrating freedom, a director's kiss and house art

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 11:34 am

Spurs' Adebayor given time away

Emmanuel Adebayor is granted compassionate leave for personal reasons for the second time this season.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:51 am

SA 'stolen staircase' mystery explained

South African officials move to deny that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:50 am

VIDEO: Nigeria conflict: People have lost everything

The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria is one of the worst in the world, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:39 am

VIDEO: Madagascar's organic riches

With some surprising fertiliser ingredients, Madagascar is well-placed to export organic products.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:38 am

VIDEO: Telecoms firm Telecel's fate unclear

As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:28 am

VIDEO: Ethiopia elections in 60 seconds

Nearly 37 million people are registered to vote in what will be Ethiopia's first election since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 6:40 am

'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops

Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 5:12 am

VIDEO: Marikana mine massacre: 'Police panicked'

Nomsa Maseko hears from two policemen who gave evidence to the inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 4:08 am

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa

Photos of women at work and play in Somaliland

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:03 pm

Volatile Burundi seeks a new politics

Is the unrest linked to Hutu-Tutsi tension?

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:46 pm

VIDEO: Beach life returns to Mogadishu

Life is returning to normal at Mogadishu's Lido beach following al-Shabab's expulsion from the Somali capital.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:26 pm

Hooked - Part 5

The full story - will a death in the family make Buba go to rehab?

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

Al-Shabab preach from Kenyan mosque

Islamist militants al-Shabab briefly take over a mosque in northern Kenya, preaching for two hours, before disappearing into a nearby forest, locals say.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 8:24 am

President plays football amid protests

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is pictured playing football despite weeks of protests over his bid to run for a third term in office.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:14 am

Tunisia profile

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Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:10 am

Mali country profile

Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:02 am

Kenya country profile

Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 5:24 am