Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's game between Burkina Faso and Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insists the Mbombela Stadium pitch in Nelspruit will not be a distraction his team's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
Some 1,800 soldiers from Chad enter Kidal, the last major town in northern Mali under rebel control, the French military says.
A woman who accused Somalia's security forces of raping her is given a year jail term for making a false accusation and insulting a government body.
South Africa's counter terrorism unit arrests 19 suspected Congolese rebels in northern Limpopo province, police say.
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Coach Patrice Carteron says Mali are underdogs in their Nations Cup semi-final against Nigeria, even though they are ranked above them.
Somalia will receive almost Â£3m in new aid from the UK, it was announced as the country's president visited London.
South Africa increases the basic daily wage of farm workers by 52% following a violent strike in the wine-producing Western Cape region.
Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba says the team does not want coach Sabri Lamouchi to be sacked following their quarter-final exit from the Nations Cup.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab opens a new Twitter account in English, less than two weeks after its previous account was suspended.
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put believes Mbombela pitch will favour his side more than Ghana in their semi-final clash.