VIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill

A Canadian team has come up with an ingenious solution for using an ordinary power drill safely in surgery - wrapping it in a sterile bag

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 8:09 pm

Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

Goals from David Silva and Ivorian Yaya Toure move Manchester City level with leaders Chelsea after victory over Crystal Palace.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 9:18 am

Liberia holds vote delayed by Ebola

Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah among the candidates.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 9:08 am

Accam signs for Chicago Fire

Ghanaian striker David Accam signs for MLS side Chicago Fire on a long-term contract, subject to international clearance.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 7:00 am

Teaching winter to new US refugees

How Somali refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:07 pm

Africa in pictures: 12-18 December

Motorbiking Santas, Maasai medals and Lipala dance

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 11:55 am

Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas

Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 11:54 am

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 11:51 am

Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 11:31 am

VIDEO: Egyptian artist's junk revolution

Egyptian artist Rami el-Fass sculpts exclusively from discarded junk, which he then returns to the street in its recycled form.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 10:15 am

Kenya leader signs tough security law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 9:40 am

Nigeria in new bid to defend naira

Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:34 am

Sharing Nigeria's cake

Why Nigerians clamour for riches when a relative is elected

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:32 am

VIDEO: Botswana's complex ecotourism trade

While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:27 am

Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:46 am

Africans in India: From slaves to reformers and rulers

Exhibition showcases role of Africans in India

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:46 pm

VIDEO: Historic portraits with a modern twist

Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop tells Focus on Africa why he reinvented some historic paintings with a playful touch of his very own.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 3:24 pm

VIDEO: CAR: Child soldier numbers 'double'

International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 2:47 pm

Tests claim Ebosse died from beating

A new autopsy says Cameroon footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile thrown by fans.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 1:51 pm

VIDEO: Brawl over Kenya security bill

Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 1:49 pm

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:42 am

New CAR fighting leaves 28 dead

At least 28 people are killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:27 am

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:05 am

Wilders faces charges of incitement

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 5:51 am

VIDEO: Contemporary art on show in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is hosting its first ever contemporary arts biennial where local talent Freddy Tsimba will display his work.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 12:43 am