Patience returns, beach parties and old toe tappers this week
Former Egyptian parliamentary speaker Saad al-Katatni has been elected head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party.
Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde talks about her new challenging role as a mental health patient and the growth of the third largest film industry in the world.
The wife of Ghana's ex-leader Jerry Rawlings is shocked after being barred from contesting the December election, her spokesman tells the BBC.
The Ghana Football Association threatens to sanction Andre Ayew over his reaction to being substituted.
Two men accused of being part of a "prolific extremist network" in Somalia lose their appeal against control orders after claiming the UK was party to their abuse.
World leaders are meeting in Mali's capital, Bamako, to discuss the crisis in the north of the country, which has been taken over by Islamist forces.
African Union troops agree to a request from the Somali Football Federation to vacate the national stadium, hopefully in time for a tournament in December.
Reigning champions Esperance and Egytpian side Al Ahly are the favourites to reach the final of the competition this weekend.
A huge consignment of arms said to have come from Yemen for suspected Islamist militants is seized in Somalia, an official tells the BBC.
Nearly all the 15,000 South African gold miners who faced dismissal for going on an illegal strike report for duty, their company says.
South Africa FA boss Kirsten Nematandani mourns the death of Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage in a car crash.
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South Sudan orders oil companies immediately to restart production, ending a dispute with Sudan that heightened cross-border tension.
Kenya's deputy chief justice resigns after a tribunal recommended her sacking over allegations that she threatened a security guard with a gun.
Members of the Amboseli Trust have rescued a baby elephant trapped in a water well in Kenya
More than 50 people are arrested followings two days of riots on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar sparked by a missing Muslim cleric.
Amazigh activists say radical Islamists have damaged rock engravings, known as petroglyphs, dating back more the 8,000 years in the Toubkal National Park.
Rwanda is elected to sit on the UN Security Council, a day after a UN report said the defence minister in Kigali was commanding a rebellion in DR Congo.