CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire

Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 3:09 pm

VIDEO: Rwanda female MPs world 'pioneers'

UN Women's executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka speaks to BBC Africa about Rwanda's leading role in gender equality.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 2:19 pm

S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient

A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 1:04 pm

VIDEO: Air Algerie crash - in 15 seconds

Amateur video emerges of the site in Mali where the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet crashed. Here is the story in 15 seconds.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:03 pm

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 11:41 am

Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 11:27 am

South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'

Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 11:02 am

Africa in pictures: 18-24 July 2014

High fashion, eating caterpillars and cunning camouflage

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:39 am

VIDEO: Violence in CAR after ceasefire agreed

A new surge of violence is sweeping through the Central African Republic despite a ceasefire agreement between rival armed groups.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:21 am

CAR: Fighting spreads like infection

Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 9:31 am

Greste appeal over Egypt conviction

Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 9:20 am

VIDEO: Video shows Algeria plane crash site

Amateur video has emerged showing the first pictures of the site in Mali where an Air Algerie flight AH5017 passenger jet crashed on Thursday.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:43 am

VIDEO: Can Tunisia stamp out smuggling?

High tariffs on many goods in Tunisia make it profitable to bring everything in across the border, as Leana Hosea reports.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 5:39 am

South Africa set to name new coach

South Africa will announce their new coach on Saturday, with Carlos Queiroz believed to be the frontrunner for the job.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:42 am

VIDEO: Wreckage of Algeria plane found

The wreck of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:48 pm

Africa 'needs green revolution'

Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:20 pm

Wildlife loss link to child slavery

New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:17 pm

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:11 pm

VIDEO: Senegal farmers get cow tracker tech

Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa comes at a huge economic and human cost. In rural Senegal, tracking cows using mobile phone tech could help.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:11 pm

Ghana protests over rising prices

Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:18 pm

The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation

The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:42 pm

SA to block land sales to foreigners

The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:34 pm

SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'

South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 11:44 am

VIDEO: Sandstorm in plane search area

Footage has emerged showing a sandstorm in Gao, Mali, where an Algerian passenger plane carrying 116 people disappeared on Thursday.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 11:33 am

VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC

US billionaire discusses aid and corruption

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:56 am