Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm

As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 3:42 pm

East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft

Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda adopt a truck-tracking system to prevent theft and speed up goods in transit.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 1:40 pm

South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African police use force to break up rival groups at an anti-immigrant protest in Pretoria.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 12:10 pm

Caf elections: Amaju Pinnick criticised for vote revelation

NFF president Amaju Pinnick is criticised for saying who he will vote for on behalf of the body in next month's Caf presidential election.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 10:41 am

Caf elections: Fifa president Infantino has 'no say' in matter

Fifa president Gianni Infantino states he has no influence on next month's Confederation of African Football presidential elections.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 10:10 am

Africa's top shots: 17-23 February 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 9:16 am

'Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho'

The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 7:19 am

Briton Susan Howarth 'killed and tortured' in South Africa

Briton Susan Howarth and her husband were attacked at their farm in an early-morning raid.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 6:23 am

Ethiopia's love of raw meat, but too hot for BBC reporter

Raw meat is considered a delicious delicacy by many in Ethiopia.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 6:17 am

'Joining the desperadoes'

Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians' wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 8:06 pm

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45

Men and women between those ages need permission from the security services to travel abroad.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:29 pm

UN promises to stamp out abuse after child rape allegations

Child abuse allegations have been made against French and UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:08 pm

Fox show apologises for Kenya Westgate attack video

The producers of 24: Legacy say footage of the 2013 Nairobi attack will be cut from all broadcasts.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 11:31 am

Addicted to art

Nigerian-British artist Adeniyi Olagunju, who takes everyday objects and reshapes them in surprising ways, says he is "addicted to the creative process".

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 5:17 am

Martin Patience: Why is Nigeria's president still in London?

Rumours are rife about the state of Muhammadu Buhari's health - and about his grip on power.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 5:14 am

Helping Ghanaian children through a love of reading

From dozens to thousands, how a Ghanaian charity has helped children improve their spelling

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 5:01 am

Famine returns

The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. So why has famine returned?

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 4:40 am

The Gambia: Jammeh's spy master Yankuba Badjie arrested

Mr Badjie is said to have personally presided over torture sessions under ex-President Yahya Jammeh.

Posted on: 22 February 2017 | 8:32 am

'One is enough'

Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country's most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice - in some cases.

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 7:40 pm

Inexcusable inaction

More than 600 black South Africans drowned in WW1 when their ship was struck by a Royal Mail vessel. But why did the captain blamed for the tragedy do nothing to help?

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 6:41 am

'Wanted for my body parts'

An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 6:09 pm

Drought battle

Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.

Posted on: 18 February 2017 | 7:27 pm

Africa's top shots: 10-16 February 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Posted on: 17 February 2017 | 11:24 am

'I only had basic painkillers'

A patient and a doctor in Kenya tell their stories of the dispute that is now into its 10th week.

Posted on: 17 February 2017 | 4:45 am

Dickens Olewe: How Africa is struggling to cope with fake news

Are African media dealing with fake news effectively?

Posted on: 15 February 2017 | 7:05 pm