South Sudan treason charges dropped

South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:39 am

VIDEO: Sudan hopes for bird-watching boost

Environmental campaigners in Sudan are promoting the country as a tourist destination for bird watchers in a bid to boost revenue, which could then be used to protect nesting sites and rare birds from extinction.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:34 am

Morocco country profile - Overview

Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:30 am

VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 9:07 am

Sredojevic targets 2015 finals spot

Uganda coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic is "optimistic" his side will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:17 am

Renard plays down links to Morocco

Sochaux coach Herve Renard says his priority is to remain in Europe, playing down reports he is being lined up to take charge of Morocco.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:48 am

VIDEO: What is 'beauty' in Africa?

As Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o is named the world's most beautiful person a new documentary explores the beauty debate from an African perspective.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:24 am

VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:22 am

Lupita Nyong'o named most beautiful

Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:07 am

Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:05 am

VIDEO: Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi

A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing four people.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:37 pm

I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived

Happy to be alive, but fear of being stigmatised

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:45 pm

Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi

Four people, two of them police, are killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by a car bomb outside a police station.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:46 pm

VIDEO: Horror of S Sudan massacre filmed

The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:35 pm

Letter from Africa: Celebrating in style

Celebrating Ghanaian style - fashion, drums and paragliding

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:39 pm

Three children found dead in London

A woman, originally from South Africa, is arrested after three children are found dead at a house in south London.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:10 pm

DR Congo train in deadly derailment

At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:18 am

Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'

A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:48 am

SA row over 'banned' Malema advert

South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:29 am

South Sudan profile

Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:39 am

Ceuta, Melilla profile

An overview

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:22 am

Moroccan Jew asks to join Islamists

A Jewish lawyer in Morocco challenges the political establishment by asking to join the ruling Islamist PJD party, it is reported.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:11 am

VIDEO: My friend Robert Mugabe

How Zimbabwe's leader changed once in power

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 6:49 pm

Is South Africa ready for mixed-race love?

How South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couples

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 6:44 pm

VIDEO: Grim journey through 'new Rwanda'

The United Nations says the on-going conflict in South Sudan has a disturbing echo of events in Rwanda 20 years ago.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 5:21 pm