The ex-president was given a 15-month jail term after he failed to attend a corruption inquiry.
Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been told they can't run in the women's 400m in Tokyo.
South Africa's police have until Wednesday to arrest ex-president Jacob Zuma after a court order.
The megaship Ever Given is finally leaving the Suez Canal after a deal is struck with Egypt.
Former international Taribo West is upset with Nigeria FA president Amaju Pinnick's threats to stop local players moving to 'smaller clubs' overseas.
Drones, lasers and thermal technology are being used to locate hidden landmines. Thousands are still scattered across the country - a legacy from its civil war.
South Africa's Akani Simbine breaks the African 100m record as Burkina Faso's Fabrice Hugues Zango sets a new continental mark for the triple jump.
An older form of the Brazilian dance-like martial art has been forgotten by many.
The dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has become a source of tension in the region.
President Samia Suluhu has adopted a different approach from her Covid-sceptic predecessor, John Magufuli.
Egypt agrees a compensation deal with the impounded Ever Given's owners and insurers.
Three children under three and a teenager are reportedly seized from a leprosy centre in Zaria.
The Morocco-Algeria border has been closed for decades, despite close ties between the people.
The rebels, who have retaken much of the Ethiopian region, also insist Eritrean troops must withdraw.
Ex-President Jacob Zuma challenges his conviction for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry.
Zambian striker Patson Daka's move to Leicester City is a major step for southern African football, says veteran Chipolopolo star Jacob Mulenga.
Igbo separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu was largely ignored until his movement became an armed struggle.
Another 84 migrants were rescued after their boat capsized in a bid to sail from Libya to Europe.
Millions more are at risk of starvation due to the conflict in Tigray, the organisation says.
The capture of the Tigrayan capital Mekelle puts huge pressure on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.