VIDEO: DR Congo drops contentious part of bill

The parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo has decided not to go ahead with a controversial proposed change to the electoral law, which had triggered days of protests.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:10 pm

Still thirsty after Malawi's flood

Water everywhere in Malawi and not a drop to drink

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:05 pm

Relief for Tunisia & DR Congo bosses

DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge and Tunisia counterpart Georges Leekens admit qualifying for the last eight has been tough.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 4:25 pm

Cape Verde Islands 0-0 Zambia

Cape Verde and Zambia both go out of the African Cup of Nations after sharing a goalless draw in torrential rain.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 3:32 pm

China's concrete diplomacy in Sudan

Sudan's Chinese-built palace shows new balance of power

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 12:08 pm

Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 10:15 am

LRA commander appears at Hague court

Ugandan rebel Dominic Ongwen becomes the first Lord's Resistance Army commander to appear at the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 9:27 am

Africa urged to act over Boko Haram

African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 8:55 am

CAR minister seized 'for rebel chief'

The militia group which abducted Central African Republic's sports minister demands the release of its detained commander, an official says.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:56 am

Congo MPs pass amended census law

The Democratic Republic of Congo parliament passes an amended controversial census bill, following four days of violent nationwide protests.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:38 am

Mubarak's sons released from prison

The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:25 am

VIDEO: Stigma of caring for Ebola patients

People who help those with Ebola in West Africa have to overcome not just the danger of that role, but also stigma and social isolation.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:01 am

Safety dilemma as hosts advance

There are fears the Ebibeyin Stadium is too small to host Equatorial Guinea's quarter-final on Saturday and may cause safety problems.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 4:53 am

Zambia profile

Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 3:29 am

Why is Boko Haram so strong?

How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 8:08 pm

Eighteen killed in Egypt protests

At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:06 pm

LeRoy: French coach but African legend

French football coach and African legend

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 5:18 pm

WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'

The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:01 am

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 11:05 pm

Lungu wins Zambia presidential poll

Defence Minister Edgar Lungu wins Zambia's presidential election for the governing Patriotic Front with 48.3% of the vote.

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 4:45 pm

South Africa's firebrand mellows

South Africa’s firebrand Malema polishes up

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 8:13 pm

Africa in pictures: 16-22 January 2015

Giant specs, high jinks and carnival trumpets

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 12:54 pm

VIDEO: What's Up Africa: What now for Kabila?

Satirist asks if Congo leader enjoys his job

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 11:56 am

Equatorial Guinea profile

Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 10:29 am

Boko Haram 'raping our daughters' in Baga

Rare account of life under Nigerian militants

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 10:08 am