29 October 2014
Allegations that senior officials have faked qualifications is an issue that seems to have divided South Africa, writes the BBC's Andrew Harding.
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
Nigeria hope to have avoided a lengthy ban from Fifa after a regional high court overturns its decision to void last month's football elections. BBC Sport
South Africa to honour former goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa by playing their next Nations Cup tie in his hometown Durban. BBC Sport
Africans unimpressed with TV chef's take on a classic
Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan
Why Ebola is not just an African problem
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa BBC Sport
South Sudan's food crisis - in 60 seconds
Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring
Why are some men afraid of well-educated women?
Qualifications scandal divides South Africa
Commercial trout farming in Lesotho
From Ugandan rebel abductee to master seamstress
Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe
Liberia's coffin makers take a knock because of Ebola
A Krio proverb from Sierra Leone sent by Ann Marie Dawson in Madison, Wisconsin, the US
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