Migrant deaths renew pressure on EU

Italy's PM leads calls for more EU action on migrants after the latest boat capsize in the Mediterranean leaves hundreds feared dead.

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 2:51 pm

Sierra Leone congress ends abruptly

The crisis in Sierra Leone football deepens after the FA's long awaited congress ends abruptly, hours after it opens.

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 10:46 am

Hundreds held over S Africa violence

More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says.

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 9:46 am

IS releases new 'killing' video

Islamic State militants release a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians seized in Libya.

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 8:34 am

Pesticides 'behind 18 Nigeria deaths'

Pesticide is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 7:40 am

Kone double stuns Carteron's Mazembe

Ismael Kone scores twice in two minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw against Patrice Carteron's TP Mazembe in the African Champions League.

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 6:58 am

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

How Kenyan failings have boosted al-Shabab

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 9:03 pm

VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence?

The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:54 pm

VIDEO: Johannesburg shop owners tell of attack

Two shop owners who hid in the back of their shop in Johannesburg as it was attacked by a mob have been speaking about their fears.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 11:22 am

Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two

A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 9:42 am

VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'

A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 3:58 am

Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya

President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 7:08 pm

VIDEO: Divine art Africa-style

An exhibition by 40 of Africa's leading contemporary artists showing their interpretation of the works of Dante has opened in Washington.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 5:16 pm

VIDEO: Nigerian singer Flavour on success

Nigerian singer Flavour spoke to BBC Afrique's Leone Ouedraogo

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:36 pm

VIDEO: Ebola 'devastating' Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma told the BBC's Katty Kay that Ebola had a "devastating effect on the economy".

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:05 pm

Burundi clashes over third-term bid

Police in Burundi fire tear gas to disperse opposition supporters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 1:23 pm

Do Africa's colonial relics really matter?

Should a colonial explorer still gaze over Victoria Falls?

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 10:28 am

South Africa xenophobia: Africa reacts

Africans demand action over xenophobic attacks

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 9:50 am

VIDEO: Italy arrests after migrant deaths

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy across the Mediterranean.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 9:40 am

Africa in pictures: 10-16 April 2015

Beauty at the port, golden elephants and stilt-walkers

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 7:57 am

VIDEO: 'I closed my shop on police advice'

Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:28 am

Low turnout as Sudanese polls close

Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 8:14 pm

Adichie on top 100 influential list

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 12:50 pm

VIDEO: Somalia target 2019 Nations Cup

Somalia's FA president Adbiqani Said hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Nations Cup and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 10:03 am

Nigerian marathon runner achieves North Pole dream

Nigerian achieves her North Pole marathon dream

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 8:49 am