The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 19 weeks 1 day ago
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against the Algeria and Burkina FA's in connection with the first leg of their 2014 World Cup play-off.
Forces loyal to the ousted Central African Republic president are said to have attacked the capital hours before the UN votes on sending peacekeepers.
The lonely graves of the migrants who died in Lampedusa
Yaya Toure scores twice as Manchester City beat West Brom to clinch only their second away Premier League win this season.
The sectarian and sexual violence gripping the Central African Republic is now the worst it has ever been.
Actor Idris Elba talks to Will Gompertz about playing Nelson Mandela in the film Long Walk To Freedom
Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.