BBC News website changes for Africa coverage

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Starting today, we're expanding our coverage of Africa on the BBC News website.

The most immediate change you will see is a new Africa Live Page which will help showcase the wealth of content that the BBC already produces from and about Africa.

You can find the page, which will run during the day from Monday to Friday, at bbcafrica.com

If you are in Africa, you will also see a link on the BBC's homepage at bbc.com

We're launching the live page because we think it's the best way to give readers immediate and easy access to the BBC's unrivalled coverage of Africa, country by country and issue by issue.

The BBC has more than 150 staff in Africa and London reporting on African news. We are present in more than 40 countries and, via the BBC World Service, we broadcast and report in eight languages across Africa. BBC programmes like Focus on Africa and Newsday are listened to and watched by millions of people.

The new live page will bring together the best of all this content into a constantly-updating stream of the very latest news from across Africa.

We hope it will also highlight the huge range of our coverage. So we will not just be bringing you stories about politics and business and sport, but also technology, health, education, entertainment - daily snapshots of life which give readers real insights into the huge changes sweeping across Africa.

In the coming months, we'll be introducing more new ideas to add to our coverage.

We look forward to hearing what you think of the changes.