Seychelles forced to forfeit match

Seychelles cancel and forfeit Saturday's 2015 Nations Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone because of fears over the Ebola virus.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 10:10 am

Renard appointed Ivory Coast boss

Frenchman and former Zambia coach Herve Renard becomes the new coach of Ivory Coast, taking over from Sabri Lamouchi.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 9:16 am

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:39 am

Senegal corruption trial 'political'

The flamboyant son of Senegal ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:37 am

VIDEO: Ebola victim, four months, laid to rest

The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from south-east Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak first started in March 2014.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 4:29 am

Facebook expands Africa push

Facebook puts itself at forefront of push into Africa by unveiling a plan to get millions of people in Zambia online.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 3:01 am

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 5:50 pm

Six dead in Nigeria college blast

At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 1:08 pm

'Dozens of bodies' at Libya base

At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 12:42 pm

Profile: Dr Sheik Umar Khan

The doctor who died leading Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 12:18 pm

Comoros country profile

Provides an overview of the Comoros, including key events and facts about this island nation off the coast of Africa

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 9:19 am

Your questions to Tulip Mazumdar

Ask BBC health reporter Tulip Mazumdar about Ebola outbreak

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 9:11 am

AUDIO: Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

The doctor who spearheaded the fight against Ebola has died after becoming infected from treating patients. Shortly before his death Dr Khan spoke to the BBC's Umaru Fofana.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 9:09 am

Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34'

At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 8:38 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 30 July 2014 | 8:30 am

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 7:58 am

Will Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood return to political violence?

Pressures on Muslim Brotherhood to abandon non-violence

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 7:47 am

Cameroon army officers sacked

Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 6:55 am

France evacuates expats from Libya

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 6:16 am

Guinea country profile

Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 3:36 am

Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:40 pm

Saving lives on the Ebola front line

How Guinea is coping with the worst outbreak in history

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:16 pm

Ebola voices: Fighting the deadly virus in Guinea

'I am proud to have helped cure Ebola patients'

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:16 pm

VIDEO: 'I survived Ebola outbreak'

Saa Sabas, 41, caught Ebola from a relative but recovered.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:12 pm

VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola

Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:11 pm