The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore

How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:34 pm

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 2:13 pm

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 1:31 pm

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:49 pm

VIDEO: Burkina president resigns - in 15 secs

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Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:16 pm

Keshi re-appointed as Nigeria coach

Stephen Keshi is re-appointed as Nigeria coach, two weeks after the Nigeria Football Federation replaced him with Shaibu Amodu.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 11:34 am

VIDEO: Ebola news: 31 October in 15 secs

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". Here is the latest Ebola news for Friday 31 October - in 15 seconds.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 11:10 am

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:02 am

VIDEO: Is data the next frontier in Africa?

With the vast majority of people choosing mobile phones over fixed lines, is data the next logical focus for Africa's telecommunications business?

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:24 am

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

Why Zimbabwe's farmed crocodiles go on a special diet

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:23 am

Setif close on Champions League glory

Algerians Entente Setif will win the Champions League on Saturday if they can hold their advantage over Vita Club.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:52 am

VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 1:32 am

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 8:05 pm

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:25 pm

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:18 pm

German hostage freed in Nigeria

A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:02 pm

UK can be sued over rendition case

A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 10:28 am

Tunisia secularists win elections

Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:03 am

Nigerian president seeks re-election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:02 am

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

South Sudan's food crisis - in 60 seconds

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 8:17 pm

A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task

Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 8:14 pm

The Rumble in the Jungle revisited

Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 7:06 pm

VIDEO: Arab Spring rapper says Tunisia now worse off

Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 5:17 pm

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'

The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

Anni Dewani final moments shown

Footage showing Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni shortly before she was murdered is shown in court in South Africa.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 3:38 pm