Burkina Faso has foiled a coup plot by forces loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaore and arrested at least 10 people, a minster says.
A Tunisian talk show is suspended after its host suggests a 14-year-old guest marry her abuser.
At least 53 people die and 300 are injured when a packed passenger train derails in Cameroon, the country's transport minister says.
Tributes pour in for Kenya's afro-jazz star Achieng Abura after she dies of an undisclosed illness at a hospital in the capital, Nairobi.
South Africa formally begins the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, saying it did not want to help achieve "regime change".
A German rescue organisation says four migrants have died and 25 others are missing after a boat was attacked by a speedboat labelled "Libyan coast guard".
The Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister tells the BBC.
The reasons behind South Africa's move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service.
Youngsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino.
Nollywood star Rita Dominic talks about her role as an army wife in Seventy-Six, a film about a failed coup.
All of Ghana's five boxing world champions come from the Accra suburb of Bukom.
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