2022 World Cup: Salah among absentees as African qualifying resumes

Africa's second round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup kick offs on Wednesday, with Mohamed Salah among some notable absentees.

Tokyo Paralympics: South Africa’s Du Preez lands childhood dream

South Africa's Pieter du Preez is overcome by emotion as he wins Paralympic gold in men's road cycling.

Highly polluting leaded petrol now eradicated from the world, says UN

The highly polluting fuel has contaminated the atmosphere, water and crops for nearly a century.

Nigerian students amass degrees to stay in Europe

Modupe Osunkoya enrolled on her third post-graduate degree because she says there are no jobs at home.

Ethiopia’s economy battered by Tigray war

Food prices are rising, the currency's value is falling and investor confidence is shaken.

Ethiopian Yehualaw breaks half marathon world mark

Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes the women's half marathon world record at the Antrim Coast event in Northern Ireland.

Agnes Sithole: The woman who fought South Africa’s sexist marriage laws

Agnes Sithole became an unlikely hero after her husband of nearly 50 years tried to sell their home.

Europe migrant crisis: More than 500 people rescued off Italian island

Italian coastguards rescue 539 people from a small fishing boat believed to have set off from Libya.

Strictly: Why are South African dancers so popular?

As Strictly prepares to return to our screens next month another South African dancer has joined the professionals.

Serra Leone’s chimpanzees: The newly weds who set up a sanctuary

A couple who 30 years ago bought an abused chimpanzee are now trying to save a subspecies.