The start of the league championship in 2017 Nations Cup hosts Gabon is delayed until 19 November as the threat of a local player strike remains.
Three foreign hostages who were kidnapped in Libya in September have been released, officials say.
DR Congo's TP Mazembe are favourites to win their first Confederation Cup when they host Algeria's Mouloudia Bejaia in the second leg of the final on Sunday.
One of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria has been found with a baby, the military says
Africans in the US are divided over which presidential candidate to support.
Nigeria's judicial council suspends seven senior judges being investigated for corruption.
Negeri Lencho, a former journalism lecturer, appointed this week as Ethiopia's new communications minister, tells the BBC he supports more freedom for the press.
Portugal's Jorge Costa has been removed as coach of Gabon just two months before the country hosts the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tanzania's President John Magufuli is marking a year in office, but celebrations are unlikely to be extravagant.
Ten Premier League players are nominated for the Best Fifa Men's Player 2016, including Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante.