19 October 2011
Last updated at 12:19 ET
A 66-year-old French woman kidnapped from Kenya by Somali gunmen has died, say French officials.
Botswana should decriminalise homosexuality and prostitution to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids, the country's ex-President Festus Mogae tells the BBC.
Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to notch up 5% growth in 2011, says the International Monetary Fund.
Zambia apologises to neighbouring Angola for committing 'treachery' by backing ex-rebels during the country's brutal civil war.
A malaria vaccine shows promising results in a clinical trial conducted on two groups of children in seven African countries.
2012 Nations Cup co-host Equatorial Guinea have less than 100 days to find a coach after the resignation of Frenchman Henri Michel.
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