24 July 2014
There is little optimism that the religious conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) will end, as gunmen roam the countryside.
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.
South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
The Nigeria Football Federation reveals it wants discussions with Stephen Keshi in the hope of him returning as coach. BBC Sport
The Nigeria Football Federation dismisses its president Aminu Maigari only a week after he was reinstated by a high court. BBC Sport
Andrew Harding crosses paths with CAR militias
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British soldier eyes judo gold for Ghana BBC Sport
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