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$1bn aid for DR Congo and neighbours
The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
SA opposition rejects Gupta report
South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for a society wedding.
Ethiopian awarded anti-FGM prize
Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre wins an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).
Kenya leaders named in truth report
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
Egyptian hostages freed in Sinai
Mohammed Morsi calls for the people of Sinai to give up their arms after seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the region are freed.
Nigeria to free 'terror' women
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
Deadly virus kills Tunisian man
A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted
The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, Carl, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in 2008.
Algeria's Bouteflika 'improving'
Algeria's prime minister denies rumours that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seriously ill, saying he is "improving every day" in Paris after suffering a mini-stroke in April.
Rubber bullets fired at SA miners
Ten South African miners are injured after rubber bullets were fired at a crowd of striking workers, police say.
Obama plans Africa tour in June
US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
'Mass arrests' at Nigeria funeral
About 120 militant Islamists are arrested in Maiduguri as they organise the funeral of a commander, the Nigerian army says.
Uganda raids over Museveni 'plot'
Ugandan police raid the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him and people opposed to the plan could be killed.
VIDEO: South Africa's growing prosperity
Andrew Harding looks at an example of economic change at a shopping mall in the township of Alexandra.
VIDEO: Yoga poses in a Kenyan prison
Yoga classes in Langata Women's Prison in Nairobi, Kenya, are inspiring both inmates and teacher. The Africa Yoga Project is teaching yoga in slums, orphanages and prisons in Kenya.
VIDEO: All mod cons in Ghana's building boom
Ghana's fast growing economy is experiencing a building boom - the BBC's George Alagiah takes a tour of a new luxury apartment in Accra.
VIDEO: The future Ethiopia only dreamed of
George Alagiah reports on how Ethiopia has overcome adversity and is now showing some of the fastest growth rates in the world.
VIDEO: Rwandan Congo proxy claims 'ridiculous'
Rwandan President Paul Kagame dismisses allegations that his country has used proxy forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
VIDEO: City lit up after 20 years in dark
After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.
VIDEO: Kenya gay activists defy ban
Pro-gay demonstrators took to the streets of Nairobi on Friday, calling for homosexuality to be de-criminalised in Kenya and other African countries.
VIDEO: From tyres to shoes in Ethiopia
George Alagiah has been to a shoe factory with a difference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Letter from Africa: Ladies at war
Nigeria's first ladies at war
Letter from Africa: All lawyers now
Ghanaians learn legalese as an election petition grips the nation
VIDEO: Africa Beats: Nigeria's Bez
The man who proved Nigerians don't just like hip-hop
VIDEO: Africa Beats: Malawi's Peter Mawanga
Musician urges Malawians to stop copying foreigners