29 September 2014
With the political rise of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, the BBC's Andrew Harding considers if Zimbabwe is witnessing the birth of a dynasty.
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
Al Ain's Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan accuses Al Hilal's Mihai Pintilii of racially abusing him in an Asian Champions League match. BBC Sport
Senegal's Lamine Sane is ruled out for up to seven weeks and will miss their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. BBC Sport
Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders
Abused and unpaid - story of an Ethiopian servant in Saudi Arabia
Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
The political rise of Robert Mugabe's wife Grace
South African rapper Tumi Molekane on his song Signs
Balloon rocking, back flips and desert speeding
A desperate dash from an old-school leader
Algeria in shock over beheading of French tourist
A South African proverb sent by Melissa Wood in Bridgetown, Barbados
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