Indomitable Lionesses into women's Nations Cup semi-final
Hosts Cameroon beat South Africa 1-0 in their second Group A match on Tuesday to book a place in the semi-finals of the women's Africa Cup of Nations.
The Indomitable Lionesses are assured of at least second place in the group with one match remaining, having amassed six points following two wins.
Ngo Mbeleck scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute of a scrappy encounter in Yaounde.
Later on Tuesday, Zimbabwe take on Egypt in the other Group A match.
Indefinite Nigeria lecturers' strike looms
BBC Africa, Abuja
Efforts by Nigeria’s Senate to mediate between striking university teachers and the government have failed after a second meeting ended without a deal.
Universities have been paralysed for the past week by industrial action from lecturers demanding an increase to overtime payments, a fair pension and guaranteed funding for public academic institutions.
Many in the public sector are fed up after many revelations about how government officials steal with impunity.
If no government response is forthcoming in the new few weeks, an indefinite strike could be on the cards.
Is being childless a taboo in Africa?
Millions of women and couples around the world who want to have children are unable to do so.
Infertility in either the man or woman, or even medical conditions or illness, can prevent women from getting pregnant.
And then there are also those women and couples who decide not to have children.
For many women across Africa not having a child, for whatever reason, is often frowned upon, and can carry something of a social stigma.
With that in mind, this month's Africa debate will be asking: What's life like for women without children in Africa?
Market-goers in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, have been sharing their thoughts with the BBC's Bola Mosuro, ahead of the programme, which airs on Friday.
Nina Steel is an Ivorian woman who runs an agony aunt website for childless couples.
She's been telling Focus on Africa about how she dealt with her disappointment and heartache at not having children:
Nigeria's Senate leader 'pays tax'
Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar
BBC Africa, Abuja
Nigeria’s Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has told the BBC Hausa service that he acquired 95% of his wealth before he entered politics.
He is currently under investigation by the Nigerian authorities on allegations of falsely declaring assets when he was governor of Kwara state.
Mr Saraki acknowledged that there was corruption in the country, but said his wealth was a result of coming from a blessed family and hard work.
He said he was confident that he would be cleared of the charges against him and he would continue to serve in public office.
The senator also said he had not evaded tax - an accusation highlighted in the Panama Papers.
His wife also appeared in those documents accused of registering a company offshore to buy a London property.
Quote Message: Based on legal advice the company was set up because they were acquiring an asset and it was advised at that time and that’s how it was set up to the best of our knowledge. It was not a company that was set up by ourselves; it was set up by a legal firm and under a legal firm as far as to the best of our knowledge no law was being broken." from Bukola Saraki
Based on legal advice the company was set up because they were acquiring an asset and it was advised at that time and that’s how it was set up to the best of our knowledge. It was not a company that was set up by ourselves; it was set up by a legal firm and under a legal firm as far as to the best of our knowledge no law was being broken."
Tear gas fired at anti-government protest in Cameroon
Security forces in Cameroon have fired tear gas and live bullets at anti-government protesters in the English-speaking north-west of the country, reports the BBC's Randy Joe Sa'ah in Bamenda.
At least one person is said to have been killed in Bamenda, the regional capital, and several others wounded.
Anger has been building over the last few months and came to a head yesterday when people took to the streets in support of a teachers' strike against the imposition of French in schools in Anglophone parts of the country, our reporter says.
Lawyers have been on strike for two months after being ordered to use French in legal proceedings.
Most of Cameroon is Francophone.
People in English-speaking areas say they are marginalised.
UK denying Aurier entry for Arsenal game 'shows lack of respect'
Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier will not be lining up against Arsenal for of tomorrow's Champions League match, after being denied entry to the UK because of his criminal record (see previous entry).
PSG say UK authorities granted the Ivorian a visa in October but revoked it on 16 November, citing his conviction.
The French champions said the timing of the ruling showed "a lack of respect".
But the Home Office said in a statement: "The immigration rules clearly state that non-EU nationals who have received a custodial sentence of less than 12 months within the last five years will be refused on criminality grounds."
Aurier is appealing against his conviction, leading PSG to believe he is entitled to be presumed innocent.
"Paris St-Germain strongly regrets the presumption of innocence has not influenced Britain's decision," said the club in a statement.
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will probe the trafficking of migrants out of Libya to see if there is evidence of war crimes, the chief ICC prosecutor has told the AFP news agency.
Quote Message: My office is planning to make Libya a priority in investigations... One of the areas I intend to look into is the issue of the migrants, and the fact that we see hundreds of thousands of migrants being trafficked across from Libya, coming into Europe." from ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
My office is planning to make Libya a priority in investigations... One of the areas I intend to look into is the issue of the migrants, and the fact that we see hundreds of thousands of migrants being trafficked across from Libya, coming into Europe."
The rescue of some 1,400 people over the last two days takes the number of migrants to have arrived in Italy by sea this year to almost 170,000, just short of the previous record set in 2014, AFP reports.
Tanzania launches drive to prevent blindness
Tanzanians are being encouraged to get their eyes checked out as part of a new drive from the country's health authorities.
Health officials say that nearly 20,000 people are at risk of blindness in Morogoro region, which lies west of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
There is only one facility offering specialist eye care for the region of around two million people.
But a campaign is now under way to increase services for eye health at hospitals in all of Morogoro's nine districts, reports the BBC's Aboubakar Famau.
Hygiene issues linked to a lack of running water in remote areas, nutritional deficiencies and tropical diseases all contribute to the problem of eye health.
But lifestyle choices and the lack of easily available check-ups are also big factors, doctors at the hospital told the BBC.
Women using fake eyelashes, as well as make-up and soap with harmful chemicals were also making matters worse, they added.
Indomitable Lionesses score against South Africa
A BBC reporter is tweeting from the women's Africa Cup of Nations match today in Yaounde where the Indomitable Lionesses are playing South Africa.
After a frustrating game, the home side is at last celebrating:
An HIV-positive Malawian man has been sentenced to 24 months in jail with hard labour, after being found guilty for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows, local journalist Alfred Guta has told the BBC.
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika had ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, a sex worker known locally as a "hyena", after he admitted in a BBC interview to having sex with more than 100 women and underage girls and not disclosing his HIV status.
His lawyer, Michael Goba Chipeta, said Aniva would appeal against the conviction and the sentence.
The practice of "widow cleansing", when a widow must have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a few years ago.
Aniva was the subject of a BBC feature into various sexual cleansing practices in Malawi.
The president had wanted him tried for defiling young girls, but none came forward to testify against him.
Instead Aniva was tried for "harmful cultural practice" under section five of Malawi's Gender Equality Act for having sex with new widows.
In some remote southern regions of the country it is traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a man after their first menstruation.
Last year Malawi banned child marriage, raising the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18 - something activists hoped would put an end to early sexual initiations.
Twenty-seven people arrested for demonstrating against the spike in the price of medicine in Sudan are appearing in court today in the capital, Khartoum, charged with disturbing the peace.
Some protesters took to the streets over the weekend about the rocketing prices of drugs.
Earlier in November, the government removed fuel, food and medicines subsidies and devalued the exchange rate of the Sudanese pound against the US dollar.
Pharmaceutical companies used to get preferential rates of exchange (7.5 Sudanese pounds to the $1) - but now they must import drugs at 17 Sudanese pounds to the $1, so they have had to increase their prices.
On social media, the Arabic hashtag #BringBackOurMedicineSubsidies has been trending on Twitter and Facebook. This sign reads: "It is our right to live":