Tunisia worker remembers attack a year on

Jihad Hassen, a water sports instructor in Tunisia, witnessed the militant attack which killed 38 people in Sousse in 2015.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 7:43 pm

War of the robes

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at how the latest religious tension in Nigeria is playing out in what people wear to school.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 6:56 pm

Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel

Somali forces have retaken a hotel stormed by Al-Shabab militants in the capital, Mogadishu, in an attack that left at least 14 dead, police say.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 1:40 pm

Ex Tottenham boss Martin Jol guides Al Ahly to Egyptian title

Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol pays tribute to Al Ahly's fans and players after guiding the club to Egypt's Premier League title.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 12:58 pm

SA beat Ireland to take series

Ireland fail in their bid for a first series win in South Africa as the hosts survive a late assault to win the final Test 19-13.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 12:43 pm

Amira Fathalla: Terror threat still plagues Tunisia

Tunisian security forces are patrolling tourist spots and a state of emergency is still in place, one year after a gunman opened fire on a beach, killing 38 tourists - 30 of them British.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 4:59 am

Morocco coach Herve Renard to face Ivory Coast in 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Morocco coach Herve Renard will face Ivory Coast, who he led to the 2015 Nations Cup title, in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 11:28 am

Senegal's Karim Wade freed by Macky Sall and 'flies to Qatar'

The son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade is freed from prison after serving three years of a six-year sentence for corruption.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 10:37 am

Matthew Davies: What does Brexit mean for Africa?

Brexit heralds uncertainty for Africa, as it does for the world. From economics to migration, gold mining to aid, here is how the continent may be affected.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 8:12 am

Africa in pictures

A selection of photos from across the African continent this week.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 6:32 am

South African court refuses Zuma appeal request in arms case

A South African court refuses to give the president permission to appeal against its ruling that he should face 783 corruption charges.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 6:03 am

Democratic Republic of Congo arrests group over child rape

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrest 75 suspected militiamen over a series of murders and the mass rape of children.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 9:25 pm

EgyptAir Flight MS804 recorders to go to Paris for repairs

Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft which crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 4:46 pm

DJ Boddhi Satva, founding father of Ancestral Soul

Central African Republic is not normally associated with cutting-edge electronic music but DJ and Producer Boddhi Satva has gained a global reputation for just that.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 12:31 pm

Uganda to withdraw troops from Somalia's Amisom force

Uganda will withdraw its troops from the African Union mission fighting Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia, its military chief says.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 11:02 am

'Beheaded and crucified'

Pro-government forces are making gains in the IS-held port city of Sirte - the BBC meets an army of young men.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 9:01 am

The rise and fall of African economies

Colm O'Regan asks why economies in the same continent seem to be moving in different directions.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 8:40 am

Adulterous men could face Cameroon jail

Men who commit adultery could be sent to jail under a new law being debated by parliament in Cameroon, where women already face the same sanction.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 6:06 am

Nigeria Boko Haram: Scores of refugees starved to death - MSF

Nearly 200 people fleeing Boko Haram militants have died of starvation in the Nigerian city of Bama in the past month, medical charity MSF says.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 5:41 am

Can snake tomato ease Nigeria shortages?

As if its economic woes weren’t enough, Nigeria is in the face of an agricultural crisis too.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 3:09 am

What's up dock?

Horn of Africa trade has pivoted around Djibouti for the last decade. But a new deal for the ancient maritime hub of Berbera, on the Somaliland coast, looks set to change that.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Libyans who stop IS escaping by sea

Government-backed forces in Libya have made significant gains against the fighters of so-called Islamic State.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 5:49 pm

The woman reviving glassblowing in Tunisia

Glassblowing in Tunisia is thought to date back more than 2,000 years, but later died - until one woman brought back the art form from Europe.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:19 am

Virtual doctors

Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 7:58 pm

Frozen in time

The BBC's Mary Harper visits Asmara, capital of Eritrea, one of the world's most secretive and controversial states.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:53 pm