Prominent Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye says that he has has sought asylum in the US after leaving the country about two months ago.
Fifa defends its decision to scrap an anti-racism taskforce with critics branding the move "shameful" and "perplexing".
Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain, is sentenced to two months in jail for assaulting a police officer.
The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video denying claims he had been killed or badly wounded in air strike.
Ugandan police stop gay pride celebrations in two resorts outside the capital Kampala.
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has said a constitution court ruling which upheld President Ali Bongo's election victory was "unjust".
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.
The Smart Toy Club collects, sterilises and rents old toys to new customers.
Kenyan Harrison Menza takes things like discarded whisky bottles and coconut shells and makes items that can be used again and again.
The Senegalese wrestlers bringing the art of sumo from Japan to West Africa.
Factions within South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) are battling over how best to improve the party's electoral fortunes after a poor showing in August's local elections.
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