24 July 2014
There is little optimism that the religious conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) will end, as gunmen roam the countryside.
Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with 116 people on board.
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.
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.
Ivory Coast international defender Serge Aurier completes a loan move to French champions Paris St-Germain from Toulouse. BBC Sport
The Nigeria Football Federation will meet in Abuja on Thursday to discuss the vacant post of Super Eagles head coach. BBC Sport
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