Fulham boss Martin Jol reveals he could bring in a new player to cover for Malian Mahamadou Diarra during the Nations Cup in January.
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Egypt braces for fresh protests after Friday prayers, as the opposition reacts angrily to a televised speech by President Mohammed Morsi.
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The Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi calls for the political crisis sparked by recent government decisions to be solved through dialogue.
The head of Ghana's electoral commission tells the BBC everything is ready for Friday's elections in a country seen as a model for democracy in Africa.
Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi is banned for three games for threatening a referee.
A ban on all music is just one of a number of strict social codes rebel groups in northern Mali have imposed on citizens.
After featuring on a UK TV talent show, Nigeria's Lola Rae is enjoying her music success on the internet
Kenya and Uganda win their semi-final matches to set up an intriguing Cecafa Challenge Cup final in Kampala.
African champions Al Ahly will play Japanese side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the quarter-finals of the Club World Cup.
Four former French peacekeepers admit their role in the killing of a suspected gang leader in Ivory Coast in 2005, but say they acted under orders.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says he welcomes Emmanuel Adebayor's decision not to play at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Drones could soon be helping protect rhinos and elephants in Africa, thanks to cash from Google.
The FNB Stadium in Johannesburg is set to get a new pitch ahead of hosting the opening games and the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
South African rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of four school children during a drug-fuelled drag race in 2010.
The wreckage of a military plane carrying 11 passengers which crashed in South Africa's mountainous east is discovered, reports say.
The Egyptian army deploys tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo after clashes between supporters and opponents of President Morsi left three dead.
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