Early morning rises, high jumps and reject food
Ghana international John Paintsil is in police custody in the capital Accra after being accused of assaulting his wife.
Djibouti opposition parties join forces to end a 10-year boycott of parliamentary polls, for an election the president describes as a "milestone".
Ghana's Patricia Mawuli is breaking barriers by becoming the first civilian female pilot trained in her country and teaching other women to fly.
Tunisian Interior Minister Ali Larayedh is named prime minister, just days after Hamadi Jebali resigned after failing to form a new government.
The US has deployed 100 troops to Niger to assist French forces in neighbouring Mali, President Barack Obama says.
Professor Dimitri Laboury told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the discovery of another pyramid in Luxor, Egypt.
The lawyer beaten and left for dead in a graveyard
Kenyan police find leaflets inciting violence being distributed in some areas, less than two weeks ahead of general elections.
Egyptian club Al Ahly and AC Leopards of Congo-Brazzaville will go head-to-head on Saturday for the Confederation of African Football Super Cup.
South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is granted bail pending his trial for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
West Brom captain Chris Brunt believes striker Peter Odemwingie will play again for the club this season after performing well in training.
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Reports say that local journalists and human rights activists in South Sudan are being arbitrarily arrested, beaten or killed, and foreign aid workers threatened, censored and spied on. Mike Thomson report from South Sudan's capital, Juba.
A judge is expected to rule whether South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, can be released on bail.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says parliamentary elections will start on 27 April and be held in four stages, ending in June.
Rwanda's army admits it is holding more than 280 soldiers accused of desertion on an island in Lake Kivu for re-education.
How a hobby for sewing became a Malawian catwalk success
Former Zimbabwe footballer Peter Ndlovu will face trial on charges of culpable homicide, following a fatal car accident in which his brother was killed.