West African regional leaders agree to deploy more than 3,000 soldiers to Mali to retake the north from Islamist extremists.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has added uncapped striker Bright Dike to the squad ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Venezuela.
Two nurses and a doctor at a Cairo hospital are arrested as Egyptian police say they have broken up a trafficking ring that sold 300 babies.
Four police officers die during an attack carried out by bandits in Kenya's Samburu County as they attempt to recover stolen livestock.
The president of the Central African Republic has ordered the detention of his own son after he failed to pay a massive hotel bill, reports say.
More bodies are pulled from the rubble of a multi-storey shopping centre in Ghana's capital, Accra, which collapsed on Wednesday.
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Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni hails his first season in China as a success and is "honoured" to help develop Chinese football.
Norwich City's South African-born midfielder Andrew Surman says he is not interested in playing for Bafana Bafana.
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Gunmen kill three policemen in a raid on a police station in northern Nigeria, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Kenya's government backs a controversial new marriage bill, which bans bride-price payments, legalises polygamy and considers couples co-habiting for more than six months to be legally wed.
A South African court jails a Thai man for 40 years for illegal rhino poaching as part of an international smuggling operation.
The next Archbishop of Canterbury sets out his support for the ordination of women bishops, as his appointment is confirmed.
Ghana are set for talks with with Manchester City over a deal that will allow them to tap into the club's coaching and marketing expertise.
Voices can still be heard in the rubble of a multi-storey shopping centre in Ghana's capital, Accra, 48 hours after it collapsed, rescue workers say.
An all-Sudan Confederation Cup final is on the cards with Al Hilal and Al Merreikh favoured to qualify this weekend.