Tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims attend the beatification in Kenya of Italian-born nun Irene Stefani, taking her a step closer to sainthood.
More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.
Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
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Photos of women at work and play in Somaliland
The BBC's Andrew Harding profiles a Somali suicide bomber who recently killed herself in the Mogadishu hotel where she worked.
The UK election seen through Ghanaian eyes
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