Sierra Leone votes in run-off between Maada Bio and Kamara

The vote was delayed after an allegation of electoral fraud in the first round earlier this month.

Lake Chad: Can the vanishing lake be saved?

It's been shrinking fast, but could a plan to divert water to one of Africa's largest lakes stop it disappearing?

The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia

Ahead of Easter, the BBC's Frank Gardner visits the churches of Ethiopia.

In pictures: The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia

Ahead of Easter, the BBC's Frank Gardner's visit the churches of Ethiopia.

The country where children fear election time

Parents in Sierra Leone have been warned to take extra care of their children this election period as it's feared they could be ritually killed.

Mauritania court gives toughest sentence for slave owners

A man and a woman are sentenced in a country where slavery is widespread and convictions rare.

Asisat Oshoala not released to play for Nigeria against France

Asisat Oshoala is left out of Nigeria's squad for next month's friendly against France because of an issue with her Chinese club, Dalian Quanjian.

Senegal’s Khalifa Sall, mayor of Dakar, jailed for fraud

Khalifa Sall's supporters say the conviction is a ploy to disqualify him from next year's election.

Sebastien Migne leaves post as Congo coach

Frenchman Sebastien Migne quits as coach of Congo Brazzaville after a failing to agree with the football association over plans for the future.

Youssouf Mulumbu: Kilmarnock boss Clarke expects midfielder’s exit as McKenzie signs new deal

Manager Steve Clarke expects Youssouf Mulumbu to leave Kilmarnock this summer, but Rory McKenzie extends his stay in Ayrshire.