Congo: Deaths at anti-Kabila protest

Security forces have killed at least seven people, UN peacekeepers say.

Ismaily move quickly to replace Desabre

Egyptian club Al Ismaily appoint former coach Aboutaleb El Essawi as a replacement for Sébastien Desabre who left to become Uganda's national team coach.

Ghana’s Jordan Ayew told to be a ‘leader’ for Swansea

Swansea's Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew says the club's new manager Carlos Carvalhal has asked him to be 'a leader' as they fight to stay in the Premier League.

Dozens killed in bus and lorry road crash in Kenya

The collision with a lorry took place on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway near Migaa.

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.

Long goodbye

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at the African leaders who lost power in 2017.

The litter-shaming photographer cleaning up her country

Ina Makosi takes pictures of models in places covered in litter around Dakar to encourage local communities to pick up their trash.

Tanzania threatens to shut churches after Magufuli criticism

The move comes after a religious leader criticised the government during a Christmas sermon.

Umaru Fofana: Can this ex-footballer fulfil Liberians dreams?

The ex-footballer George Weah has been voted in as the president of Liberia. But will he be equal to the country's many challenges, asks Umaru Fofana.

Wilfried Zaha will not leave Crystal Palace in January, says manager Roy Hodgson

Winger Wilfried Zaha will not leave Crystal Palace during the January transfer window, according to manager Roy Hodgson.