DR Congo are crowned CHAN champions

DR Congo win the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for a second time, beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 12:34 pm

Four killed in Burundi grenade attack

Four people, including a boy, are killed in Burundi in a grenade attack on a bar in the capital Bujumbura, officials say.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 10:19 am

Bolasie 'keen to learn' from Adebayor

DR Congo's Yannick Bolasie says he is keen to learn from Crystal Palace's new Togolese signing Emmanuel Adebayor.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 9:32 am

Algeria recognises Berber language

Algerian MPs pass a package of reforms that reinstate a limit on presidential terms and give the Berber language official status for the first time.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 9:24 am

Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

Should Africa's charismatic churches be regulated?

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 3:31 am

Tunisia builds anti-terror barrier

Tunisia says it has completed the first part of a 200km (125-mile) barrier along its border with Libya, which is designed to deter terrorism.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 12:35 am

Burkina militants free Australian woman

Militants freed an Australian woman kidnapped with her husband last month in Burkina Faso, where they provided health services.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 7:39 pm

The snipers trained to protect rhinos

The snipers with rhino poachers in their sights

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 6:42 pm

Somali airliner 'was holed by bomb'

A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 11:20 am

'Further arrests' over UK pilot killing

Five people have now been arrested in connection with the killing of a UK pilot whose helicopter was shot down by poachers in Tanzania, his employer says.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 10:00 am

Somali troops 'retake' key port city

Somalia's military has retaken Merca from al-Shabab militants who entered the port city on Friday, residents there say.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 9:44 am

Thank you to my mysterious soldier saviour

Survivor thanks soldier who saved her from beach attack

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 10:01 pm

Zimbabwe declares drought disaster

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 2:29 pm

Ouattara supporters 'will not face ICC'

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara says he will not send any more Ivorians to the International Criminal Court, where his political rival is facing charges of crimes against humanity.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 11:37 am

Zimbabwe profile

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

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 11:17 am

Sexwale's Fifa bid not backed by Caf

South African Tokyo Sexwale fails to win the support of the Confederation of Africa Football for his bid to become Fifa president.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 10:34 am

Africa in pictures: 29 January-4 February 2016

Carnival preparations, body building and balloons on sale

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 7:16 am

VIDEO: New SA train on track for growth

How an urban train network is expanding in the South African city of Johannesburg.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 5:30 am

VIDEO: Red tape strangles trade in DR Congo

Companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are getting angry about bureaucracy.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 5:22 am

VIDEO: 'More trouble predicted' for Ethiopia drought

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in decades with failed crops, livestock at risk and more than 10 million people needing emergency aid.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 1:45 am

Does Ethiopia need aid to cope with drought?

But does it need international aid?

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 6:52 pm

Spared by the hitmen with principles

The woman who turned up to surprise her would-be killer

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 6:10 pm

Puntland profile

An overview of the autonomous Puntland region of Somalia

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 11:06 am

Somalia profile

Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 5:09 am

Rwanda country profile

Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 4:18 am