00:34 UK time, Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The BBC's Andrew Harding travels through the Central African Republic and finds large sections of the population traumatised by a rebel takeover.
At least 80 people are reported killed in the latest violence in the Central African Republic as the UN votes to allow France to join a peacekeeping force.
Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
A mass grave containing 21 bodies is found in Mali by investigators looking for soldiers who disappeared after last year's coup.
Latest updates and analysis after al-Shabab militants storm a Kenyan shopping centre
Four Nigerians are on the Confederation of African Football's reduced list of ten nominees for its 2013 Player of the Year Award. BBC Sport
Yaya Toure scores twice as Manchester City beat West Brom to clinch only their second away Premier League win this season. BBC Sport
The lonely graves of the migrants in Lampedusa
Why Nigerians have such a fear of child-snatchers
Police brutality in Egypt 'continuing unchecked'
Central African Republic suffers after rebel takeover
Yaya Toure on winning BBC African Footballer of the Year vote BBC Sport
Will e-publishing help Africa discover the joy of reading?
Sent by Mamadu Sall, Dakar, Senegal, and Sammy, Madrid, Spain
A horseback safari through Botswana is an adventure all its own
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