Mustapha Carayol reveals he asked not to be in the Gambia's squad to face Cameroon in next month's Nations Cup qualifier.
Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
Recovery operations are under way off the coast of Libya after two boats carrying up to 500 people capsized near the port of Zuwara.
The people trying to make money in South Sudan
Disputes over the terms used to describe migrants
South Sudan has what many business people describe as a "war economy" as they battle to keep their companies afloat as a result of the brutal civil war.
Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.
Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan city of Zuwara.
Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's daughter Canon Mpho Tutu speaks about her father's health, saying she passes on hugs and kisses from well-wishers.
Manchester City's Yaya Toure asks not to be included in Ivory Coast's squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.
The US warns South Sudan's leaders not to violate the peace deal signed aimed at ending a brutal civil war in the world's youngest state.
The families bereaved by migration to Europe
Mali international Tongo Doumbia is given an eight-month prison sentence for driving offences, reduced to wearing an electronic bracelet.
Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
Ghana boss Avram Grant includes uncapped Godfred Donsah in his squad to play a Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda in September.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signs a peace deal in the country's capital, Juba, ending a 20-month conflict with rebels.
The review board which will decide whether South African athlete Oscar Pistorius should be released from jail will meet on 18 September, reports say.
Many migrants trying to reach Europe come from war zones in the Middle East, but a great number are also trying to escape poverty and turmoil in Africa.