'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 4:41 pm

Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 2:32 pm

Frelimo wins Mozambique elections

Mozambique's next president will be Filipe Nyusi from the governing Frelimo party, provisional results from last week's general election show.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:06 pm

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed

Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:00 pm

Africa in pictures: 17-23 October 2014

Beach prayers, 'Felabrations' and a cycling president

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 11:42 am

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 11:29 am

Officials 'blew cash on Vegas trip'

South Africa's gambling board suspended over foreign travel bill.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 9:56 am

VIDEO: Ebola news: 24 October in 15 seconds

Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the country confirmed its first Ebola case. Here is the latest Ebola news for Friday 24 October - in 15 seconds.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 9:43 am

Enyeama wants Nations Cup cancelled

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says he hopes the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is cancelled to help prevent the spread of Ebola.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:27 am

Women propose sex strike for peace

Female peace activists in South Sudan think nationwide sex strike could force men to end armed conflict.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:38 am

VIDEO: Namibian house prices create slums

Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:34 am

VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune

Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:29 am

Tunisia's rival revolutionaries

Tunisia's Islamists and secularists battle for votes

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:25 am

VIDEO: Zambia's five leaders in five decades

Zambia's five leaders in five decades

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:43 am

African women battle age-old opponents

Women's football may be the fastest growing sport in the world but in Africa it is fighting to overcome prejudice and stigma.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:30 am

Botswana votes in tight election

Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:26 am

Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'

Sierra Leone sailor asks for world help to battle epidemic

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 1:52 am

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia

There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 4:36 pm

VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala

Many mirrors and plastic helmets for Uganda's boda boda drivers

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 2:19 pm

AUDIO: '19 relatives have died from Ebola'

A pastor who says he has lost 19 members of his family to Ebola has been speaking to the BBC.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 2:08 pm

VIDEO: Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, according to local residents.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 1:28 pm

Turtles tracked on swimming frenzy

Small tags stuck to the undersides of baby loggerhead turtles are used to follow the animals' frenetic first hours in Cape Verde.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 12:26 pm

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 10:24 am

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 9:54 am

'I am not a virus'

How West Africans are rallying against Ebola stigma

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 5:59 am