Hamlet sign Kargbo amid fixing allegations

Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, currently banned from Dutch football over match-fixing allegations, joins Dulwich Hamlet FC.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 8:33 am

India arrests over assaults on Africans

Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 8:32 am

Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 6:00 am

China firm sorry over race-row advert

A Chinese firm apologises over a now notorious advert in which a black man is stuffed into a washing machine and emerges a light-skinned Asian.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 12:55 am

Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Senegal's Mohamed Diame scores as Hull City defeat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the play-off final to win promotion to the Premier League.

Posted by on 28 May 2016 | 1:21 pm

Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in quotes

Nigeria's president in quotes on his first anniversary

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 2:11 pm

Africa's week in pictures

Wading donkeys, Mugabe mania and giant sea snails

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 1:35 pm

Uganda bombers given life sentences

Five people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, are given life sentences.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 12:07 pm

French navy ship to join EgyptAir search

As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 9:52 am

Kenyan town issues donkey nappy order

Donkeys without nappies are banned from entering a north-eastern Kenyan town to protect its first tarmac road from faeces.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 9:23 am

VIDEO: 'Zambians are now appreciating art'

Some Zambian artists are hopeful there are signs the country's creative industry is beginning to flourish.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 8:38 am

UK to send Royal Navy warship to Libya

The UK is set to send a Royal Navy warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle arms smuggling in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 8:27 am

VIDEO: Innovating against the odds in Zambia

Despite the unfavourable economic environment, some businesses in Zambia are managing to thrive.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 8:17 am

VIDEO: Migrant crisis: 'I saw my friend drowning'

One of the survivors of a Mediterranean migrant capsize caught on film has told the BBC that he thought he was going to die.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 7:27 am

Cameroon Cardiopad inventor wins award

A Cameroonian inventor wins a £25,00 ($37,000) innovation prize for creating a monitor that can diagnose heart conditions in remote areas.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 7:25 am

Buhari’s first year: Five ways Nigeria has changed

And other ways Nigeria has changed under new president

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 6:51 pm

S Africa passes land expropriation bill

South Africa's parliament approves a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:22 pm

VIDEO: Rescued migrants arrive in Sicily

Rescued migrants have arrived in Sicily after the boat they were in capsized on Wednesday.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 11:02 am

Somaliland profile

A profile of this breakaway territory from Somalia

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 7:23 am

On Zuma's wives and their flashy cars

South Africans are wondering how serious President Jacob Zuma is about austerity after it emerged this week that the state had spent about 8.6m rand ($550,000; £374,000) on new cars for his wives over the past three years, writes the BBC's Milton Nkosi.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 5:14 am

Comoros country profile

Provides an overview of the Comoros, including key events and facts about this island nation off the coast of Africa

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 2:16 am

VIDEO: Camper's close encounter with lions

A couple of campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite and licked their tent.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 9:11 pm

The search for Ethiopia's abducted children

Ethiopia's rescue mission after cross-border kidnapping

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:31 pm

VIDEO: Bitter taste of Tanzania sugar price rise

Tanzania is facing a sugar shortage, despite being a relatively large-scale producer of the commodity.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 1:26 pm

How Spain was dragged into Nigeria's 'tomato emergency'

Spain sends sympathies to Nigeria over tomato 'emergency'

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:47 pm