Nigerian army frees Boko captives

Nigeria's army says it has rescued 178 people, more than 100 of them children, from Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 7:54 pm

VIDEO: From prisoner to programmer

A group of former prisoners in South Africa are teaching other prisoners how to code, to help them find work on the outside.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 6:01 pm

Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 2:53 pm

Azam FC secure first Cecafa title

Tanzanian side Azam FC secure their first Cecafa Kagame Club Championship, beating Gor Mahia 2-0 in Dar es Salaam.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 11:01 am

South Sudan becomes Olympic member

South Sudan will compete at Rio 2016 after becoming the 206th member of the Olympic movement.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 8:04 am

Martins open to Nigeria call-up

Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has not ruled out a Super Eagles return, but admits he is focusing on his club career with Seattle.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 7:36 am

Attackers kill Burundi leader's aide

A close aide of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is killed in an attack on his car in the capital, Bujumbura.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 6:20 am

Al-Jazeera verdict delayed again

Verdicts in the retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood are delayed again.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 4:40 am

Big walls can cause big problems

The problems that come from building mega walls

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 6:42 pm

VIDEO: Keeping track of HIV in Malawi

People living with HIV in Malawi are being given access to vital tests thanks to a simpler way of transporting blood.

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 6:04 pm

Rudisha suffers first loss in Kenya

Kenya's Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha suffers a shock defeat at home for the first time as a senior runner.

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 1:15 pm

British oil company investigated

The Serious Fraud Office opens a criminal investigation into British company Soma Oil and Gas.

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 9:26 am

In pictures: Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Cecil the lion as seen by tourists in Zimbabwe

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 7:08 pm

VIDEO: 'We are not locusts'

A Mauritian man who is living in the camp at Calais dubbed "the Jungle" has decided to give up trying to enter the UK.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 3:13 pm

Africa this week: Five things we've learnt

... and four other facts from Africa this week

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 2:34 pm

VIDEO: Kenyan loans linked to soil quality

A Kenyan company is offering loans to farmers where the interest rates charged are linked to the quality of the soil, providing an incentive for soil preservation.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 9:51 am

VIDEO: Drawing female attention

Leading Kenyan cartoonist Celeste Wamiru shares her story and experiences.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 9:47 am

Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable'

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 7:00 am

Africa in pictures: 24-30 July 2015

Model seamstresses, colourful berets and tinsel for Obama

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 6:59 am

VIDEO: 'Too many to count' through Calais fence

Migrants have once more broken through police lines in Calais trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 11:03 pm

'Phone farmers' reaping the benefits

The tech helping Kenyan smallholders reap rich rewards

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 6:13 pm

VIDEO: Rebel whose death divided Sudan

It has been 10 years since the death in a helicopter crash of John Garang, leader of the southern Sudanese rebel group, the SPLM.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 3:28 pm

What Cecil the lion means to Zimbabwe

What Cecil the lion means to Zimbabweans

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 12:57 pm

Ethiopia profile

Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 11:59 am

Burundi country profile

Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 11:08 am