29 September 2014
With the political rise of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, the BBC's Andrew Harding considers if Zimbabwe is witnessing the birth of a dynasty.
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and money-laundering is postponed till next year.
The International Organization for Migration finds that a record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year.
The Nigeria Football Federation elects Amaju Pinnick as its new president after a vote on Tuesday. BBC Sport
The Gambia's two-year ban from Caf competitions is lifted following the election of a new Gambian federation president. BBC Sport
Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
Abused and unpaid - story of an Ethiopian servant in Saudi Arabia
The political rise of Robert Mugabe's wife Grace
South African rapper Tumi Molekane on his song Signs
Balloon rocking, back flips and desert speeding
A desperate dash from an old-school leader
Algeria in shock over beheading of French tourist
A Bemba proverb sent by Chile B Bloomberg, Lusaka, Zambia
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