Down but never out

South Africa is in for a rough ride as the ruling ANC prepares to choose President Jacob Zuma's successor.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 7:06 pm

Last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to raise money

This is part of fundraising efforts by conservationists to save the near extinct species.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 4:33 pm

Primitive human 'lived much more recently'

Homo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 3:46 pm

Tanzania expels UNDP head Awa Dabo

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was given 24 hours to leave the country.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 11:12 am

Oumar Niasse: Hull City striker has three-match ban overturned

Hull City striker Oumar Niasse will be available for the club's Premier League run-in after his three-game ban was overturned.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 10:37 am

The park ranger kidnapped and tortured for protecting wildlife

Park ranger Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, explains how he lives in constant fear of attack for protecting wildlife in Virunga National Park.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 10:20 am

Somali-American Ilhan Omar on historic US election win

Ilhan Omar explains how she made history to become the first Somali-American legislator in the US.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 10:14 am

Why does this rhino have 24-hour security?

Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 6:25 am

Tradesmen of Kumasi

Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 5:14 am

Uganda inspires cheap malaria tool

A toy-inspired device for malaria detection that costs 20 cents is shown off at the Ted conference

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 3:09 am

Row over Egyptian woman weight loss

The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:51 am

Ill-gotten gains?

In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the discovery of mystery cash piles in Nigeria.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:10 am

Egypt's Salah helps Roma thrash Pescara

Roma thrash bottom side Pescara to move back to within eight points Serie A leaders Juventus.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 4:52 pm

Atsu helps Newcastle to Premier League return

Newcastle United secure an immediate return to the Premier League with a convincing home win over 10-man Preston.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 3:50 pm

Arrests over shooting of Kuki Gallmann at Kenya conservation park

Multiple suspects and a gun are in police hands after author Kuki Gallmann was ambushed and shot.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 11:56 am

Ex-SA bowler charged with match-fixing

Former South Africa bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is charged with match-fixing following an investigation into the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 11:54 am

Are Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o planning a movie?

A photo of the pair sparks a film idea by fans on Twitter and they both say they're up for it.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 11:53 am

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders

The son of a wealthy family says a laughing axe-wielding intruder killed his parents and brother.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 11:47 am

Voodoo rebels

Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 7:10 pm

Mary Harper: The scramble for Somalia

Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos.

Posted on: 22 April 2017 | 6:21 pm

The Gambian footballer who drowned in search of a better life

Gambian footballer Hamadou hoped to pull his family out of poverty by going to Europe, but tragedy befell him.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 1:03 pm

Motlanthe 'uncertain' over ANC support under Jacob Zuma

Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says he's uncertain about whether he can support the African National Congress at the next election.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 10:09 am

Zambia's DJ academy

The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 4:46 am

Africa's top shots: 13-20 April 2017

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

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 2:00 am

Umaru Fofana: Wife's anguish mirrors Gambia's bitter-sweet revolution

Days after Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh lost the December election, the prisons started emptying but Isatu Kanyi is still waiting for her husband.

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 6:40 pm