Top Kenyan athletics officials suspended

IAAF bars Kiplagat, Okeyo and Kinyua

China by far the largest investor in Africa

Beijing bank pledges to invest $1tn, dwarfing private sector funds

Pope Francis

Pope Francis warns Kenyans on corruption

Call comes as Nairobi tries to crack down on graft

Pope in plea for deal at climate summit

Pontiff warns in Africa of dire consequences of failure

Signs of success despite the state

Political nationalism is being replaced by an economic nationalism and a surge of self-confidence

Veteran leader fights for future

Historic vote hands ex-general fresh chance to impose order

Repairing international ties is a priority

Muhammadu Buhari is on a mission to put his country back on a straighter path

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South Africa and the ‘Belindia’ trap

The legacy of injustice has shaped the country. Now it needs growth, of the right kind

Pope urged to back gay rights in Africa

Pontiff to visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic

Ebola and other diseases remain a threat

Calls for an international emergency response unit are welcome

Mali launches hunt for hotel attackers

Attack on Radisson Blu highlights limit of western military efforts to contain militancy in Sahel

Mali hotel siege ends with many dead

Over 20 believed killed by Islamists at Radisson Blu in Bamako

Rio Tinto loses battle for Guinea ore rights

Judge rules claim against Vale falls foul of statute of limitations

Merck aims to double sales in Africa

German group seeks to tap into shifting disease patterns

Mali hotel attack

Special forces battle to retake control of a luxury hotel in Bamako

South Africa raises rates amid inflation fears

Decision in line with central bank’s focus on inflation targeting

Biggest diamond find in more than century

Canadian miner unearths 1,111 carat gem-quality stone in Botswana

Nigerian leader accuses ex-aide over theft

Probe finds $5.5bn for fighting Boko Haram was misappropriated

Kenya’s rates on hold — for how long?

El Niño and the Fed could force Nairobi to tighten again

Boko Haram bombing kills 32 in Nigeria

Market attack in Yola challenges claim insurgents close to defeat