Dewani judge asked to throw out case

The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, the judge will be told later.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 10:55 pm

Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure

Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 8:09 pm

Tunisia in landmark presidency poll

Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 2:25 pm

Kenya 'kills 100 Shabab militants'

The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 1:29 pm

VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Horrific attack' on traders

Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 12:29 pm

VIDEO: 'Feeling of optimism' in Tunisia

Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 10:37 am

Nigeria's Keshi urged to 'walk away'

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is urged not to try to stay in the job after failing to qualify the team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 8:26 am

'Boko Haram' kills Nigeria fishermen

Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 7:43 am

Pellegrini pleased by Toure's form

Manchester City's Ivory Coast international midfielder Yaya Toure "is improving every game" says his boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 5:28 am

VIDEO: Travelling through the Ebola heartland

The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been on a trip across two West African nations affected by Ebola to see how the authorities are dealing with the virus.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 1:15 am

Journey through the Ebola heartland

On a journey charting the impact of the disease

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 12:00 am

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 9:33 am

Benghazi report clears US response

A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:22 pm

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:38 pm

Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom

Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

DR Congo axe attackers kill dozens

At least 50 people have been massacred by machete and axe-wielding attackers in eastern DR Congo, according to activists.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 2:45 pm

Zambia leader suspended by his party

Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader amid a power struggle ahead of elections in January.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 1:27 pm

'Pistorius terrorised my daughter'

June Steenkamp reflects on her daughter's killing by Pistorius

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 12:54 pm

Africa in pictures: 14-20 November 2014

Visions of beauty, art on show and a royal wedding

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 12:14 pm

Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe

Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 12:04 pm

France's Hollande to visit Guinea

France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 11:52 am

Rwanda country profile - Overview

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 21 November 2014 | 9:29 am

Uganda uproar over toddler's death

The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:01 am

VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia

The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:37 am

VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom

Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:32 am