In his Christmas Day message, Pope Francis says a more compassionate mankind can help end suffering.
Burkina Faso has declared two days of national mourning after Tuesday's attack on a base and town.
The owner of Sierra Leone's East End Tigers says Victoria Conteh is the top-flight's first woman coach 'because she's qualified and that's the bottom line'.
The ambassador said he was "horrified" that two men had been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The move follows the deaths of US-trained dogs due to negligence - one died of heat stroke.
How well do you remember the quirkier headlines from the continent this year?
Mamelodi Sundowns have to travel via Europe to get to Algeria in time for an African Champions League match on Saturday.
A football match in Tanzania is briefly stopped when a swarm of bees invades the pitch.
Players from the Eritrean football team have again disappeared following a regional Cecafa tournament in Uganda.
Libya's Ahmed Al Trbi is emulating Brazilian legend Socrates by combining medicine and international football.
Ahmed Gaid Salah emerged as de facto leader after telling veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign.
Thousands of schoolchildren can now afford to eat a healthy lunch by using prepaid smart wristbands.
How Afros, funk and black power became part of a glorious era in a nation's post-colonial music scene.
A trial could take place outside the country if necessary, the state prosecutor says.
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, who is eligible to play for both Nigeria and England, says he is weighing up his international options.
Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Egypt's Mohamed Salah make Caf's three-man shortlist for the 2019 Player of the Year award.
After attacks in Mali and Niger, questions are being raised about the intervention.
The Quilombo diet is organic, gluten-free and practically lactose-free. It has its roots in African traditions and uses fresh ingredients.
The two Nigerians say Croatian police mistook them for illegal migrants and forced them into Bosnia.
Nigeria lose their bid to stage the Women's Under-20 World Cup after Costa Rica and Panama are chosen by Fifa as joint hosts for next year's tournament.