'No closure' for Pistorius family

Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:07 pm

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:55 pm

VIDEO: Meet Africa's future football stars

The West Africa Football Academy is one of the longest-standing football institutions on the continent.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:24 pm

VIDEO: Pistorius siblings: 'Truth manipulated'

The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:27 pm

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:01 pm

VIDEO: Latest Ebola news in 15 seconds

The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola. Here's the story - in 15 seconds.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:10 am

Mauritius country profile - Overview

Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:06 am

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:51 am

Zanzibar profile

Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:18 am

Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:15 am

South Africa rule out 2015 host role

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says it is "impossible" for South Africa to replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:10 am

Djibouti profile

Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:58 am

Zambia's Sata goes for health check

Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:38 am

Angola profile

Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:00 am

Sao Tome and Principe profile

Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:15 am

'Boko Haram raids' despite truce

Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:47 am

AUDIO: What next for Africa's radio industry?

BBC Newsday presenter Alan Kasujja examines how Africa's radio industry is coping with huge changes in technology.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:20 am

African solar plan to power UK homes

Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 1:33 am

VIDEO: Nigeria's 'hero doctor' who spotted Ebola

The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 8:26 pm

The tragic case of Nigeria's 'bird' woman

The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:31 pm

'Cheat Moses should be ashamed'

Swansea boss Garry Monk says Nigeria's Victor Moses should be "ashamed of himself" for his role in helping Stoke win a penalty.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 1:40 pm

VIDEO: These boots are made for music

Rwanda band going places with improvised instruments

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 9:26 am

Egypt profile

Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 4:39 am

Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?

What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 7:16 pm

Anni Dewani murderer dies in prison

Xolile Mngeni, one of two South African men jailed for the 2010 murder of Anni Dewani on her honeymoon, dies in prison.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 1:46 pm