Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:36
A mass trial of 39 soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended with two convicted of rape and 13 others cleared.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:10
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight more girls in northeastern Nigeria.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:44
The US says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants "an outrage" and is offering help to try to rescue them.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:42
A woman leading protests over the abduction of more than 200 girls in Nigeria has been detained on the orders of the president's wife, activists say.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:23
President Goodluck Jonathan has admitted that Nigerian security forces still do not know where more than 200 abducted girls are being held.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:20
A car bomb attack has killed at least 19 people and injured 60 more in the Nigerian capital Abuja, officials say.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:45
European Union (EU) troops have taken control of security at the Central African Republic's (CAR) main airport.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 09:33
More than 9,000 child soldiers have been fighting in South Sudan's brutal civil war, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 08:59
Some of the schoolgirls abducted by suspected militant Islamists in northern Nigeria are believed to have been taken to neighbouring states, a local leader has told the BBC.
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 08:01
Mr Varela has taken credit for Mr Martinelli's economic success, but has promised a cleaner, more transparent government.