South Africa electricity crisis: No power for up to six hours

In what is described as the biggest ever power crisis, there are blackouts of up to six hours a day.

Chagos Islands FA: The team representing a lost homeland, 6,000 miles away

The Chagos Islands football team are trying to keep the story of their ancestors alive, 6,000 miles from their disputed homeland.

Abuja prison break in Nigeria: More than 400 inmates missing

The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of carrying out the attack in Abuja on Tuesday night.

‘I could see myself as a tennis mum like Tatjana’ – Jabeur

In her latest BBC Sport column, Wimbledon semi-finalist Ons Jabeur talks about playing her good friend Tatjana Maria in the last four.

Asisat Oshoala: Nigeria star ruled out of rest of WAFCON

Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala will miss the rest of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations with a knee ligament injury.

DRC: What’s causing the conflict?

Violence in the eastern part of the DR Congo has escalated in recent months, reporter Joice Etutu explains why.

Ghana: Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams declare for Black Stars

Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams are among five players switching their international allegiance to Ghana.

South Africa’s Enyobeni Tavern deaths: Tears for teenagers at mass funeral

Thousands attend a service in South Africa for 21 children who died mysteriously at a nightclub.

Banda out of Wafcon over ‘gender eligibility’ issues

Zambia captain Barbra Banda has been ruled out of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations after failing gender eligibility tests.

Wafcon hosts Morocco staying grounded – Ayane

Morocco forward Rosella Ayane says the Women's Africa Cup of Nations hosts will not look too far ahead despite reaching the quarter-finals with a game to spare.