A group of female boxers who train in a makeshift boxing ring in the dirt plan to take gold at the 2020 Olympics.
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
The Liberian FA (LFA) is to break ranks with the rest of Africa and vote against Morocco when the decision on who will host the 2026 World Cup is held.
Egypt's players are to meet to decide whether to fast in accordance with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as they prepare for the World Cup.
The Football Association of Zambia is looking for a new national team coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda.
South Africa's president is one of the richest men in the country, with a fortune of around $450m.
Women were separated from their husbands and raped in refugee camps, says Amnesty International.
The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool has the makings of a classic, but what can we learn from the pre-match statistics?
Itai Dzamara was one of Robert Mugabe's most outspoken critics before he disappeared three years ago.
A presidential aide in Kenya criticises young people "who sit at home and expect jobs".
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.
Police raided Wael Abbas's home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded, his lawyer says.
Ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi and former England forward Alan Smith are among 11 players released by Notts County.
South Africa batsman and former Test captain AB de Villiers retires from international cricket after a 14-year career.
The Moroccan Football Federation writes to Fifa to complain about US territories being allowed to vote for the World Cup hosts.
The head of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi arrives in the country on Wednesday to face an investigation ordered by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Guinea's Horoya score late to earn a 2-2 draw with visiting South African Mamelodi Sundowns in Group C of the African Champions League.
Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, denied nine charges, which he committed while on holiday in Kenya.
Brighton complete the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun on a free transfer.
Senegal striker Demba Ba says he is not 'too disappointed' at being overlooked for the Teranga Lions' squad for the World Cup.
Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou is suspended for six matches after being found guilty of spitting at an opponent.
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.
What happened when international street artists, who normally paint murals on urban walls, headed to rural Gambia.
Aspiring footballers in Mo Salah's hometown are taking inspiration from the Liverpool FC ace.
Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike is determined bounce back at Greek club Olympiakos after what he calls a 'sad' loan spell in Spain, where injury meant he did not play at all.
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.
Almost 200 more are in the process of claiming asylum after this year's Commonwealth Games.
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.
Sierra Leone's new sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, wants domestic league football to resume in 90 days as he aims to restore peace in his country's FA.