M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo begin to withdraw from the key city of Goma under a regionally-brokered deal.
Supporters of Egypt's President Morsi are to hold a mass rally to back his new powers and the drafting of a constitution opponents say is too Islamist.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians have taken to Cairo's Tahrir Square in protest over a new draft constitution, which opposition leaders have called 'garbage'
A cargo plane has crashed in Congo-Brazzaville, killing at least one person, believed to be a crew member, officials say.
Kenya beat Ethiopia on Friday 3-1 to secure a place in the last eight of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda.
A contingent of Congolese police arrives by boat in Goma, which rebels say they will now leave by Sunday, as looting is reported in the city.
Protesters angry about sweeping new powers for Egypt's president fill Cairo's Tahrir Square, hours after a new constitution was hastily approved.
Nigerian writer Victor Ehikhamenor reveals to the BBC how writing love letters helped him craft his skills.
Man City boss Roberto Mancini hopes Ivorians Yaya and Kolo Toure do not go to the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Motoring Maasai, hi-tech nuns and soldiers' socks
Is South Africa ready to host the continent's best?
Rwandan support for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo may be even more widespread than previously thought.
Egypt's Islamist-dominated constituent assembly backs a draft constitution as judges threaten to dissolve it amid a power struggle with the president.
The UK suspends aid to Rwanda worth Â£21m, amid concerns about the country's role in the conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo.
In northern Mali, self-defence militias have been training thousands of people in order to face Islamist rebels, reports the BBC's Thomas Fessy
Director Daniel Bogado has received a Rory Peck Award for his documentary on the largely hidden war taking place in Sudan's Nuba mountains.
The fullest account yet of a massacre which took place during the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya in the 1950s has emerged in Foreign Office documents.
Somalia's pirates find the going tougher in 2012
More than 100 bodies have been decapitated in graves in Benin, police say, in what is believed to be a crime linked to extreme Voodoo practices.
Zanzibar beat Rwanda 2-1 in the Cecafa Cup in Uganda, where Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri is facing increasing pressure.