Nairobi collapse area evacuated

People in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are asked to leave their homes near a six-storey building that collapsed in heavy rain, killing at least 12 people.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 12:03 am

Mosque collapse kills 15 in Somalia

A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 7:10 pm

Challenging the 'white saviour complex'

The Instagram account poking fun at "orphanage chic"

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 6:34 pm

Circus lions reach South Africa sanctuary

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 4:37 pm

West Bromwich Albion 0-3 West Ham United

A Mark Noble brace and a goal from Senegal's Cheikhou Kouyate help West Ham move to fifth with a win over West Brom.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 12:13 pm

Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants, but the move has its critics.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 9:04 am

Gabon's Lemina signs new Juventus deal

Italian giants Juventus sign Gabon international midfielder Mario Lemina on a permanent deal from Olympique Marseille.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 7:18 am

VIDEO: Six-storey building collapses in Kenya

A six-storey building collapses in Nairobi in Kenya, after heavy rains and flooding across the country.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 11:11 pm

VIDEO: Lions airlifted to South Africa

Dozens of lions, rescued from circuses, are being airlifted from Colombia and Peru to South Africa.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:06 pm

VIDEO: How to turn poacher into gamekeeper

Alastair Leithead has been to north-eastern Namibia, which has seen its elephant population increase because the local communities are making money out of the wildlife.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 2:14 pm

Malawi's albinos 'face extinction'

A UN expert warns that the estimated 10,000 people with albinism in Malawi face extinction if they continue to be killed for their body parts in witchcraft.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 11:15 am

Zuma should face corruption case - judge

President Jacob Zuma should face 783 corruption charges, the High Court rules, adding it was "irrational" of the state prosecutor to drop them in 2009.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 9:55 am

The ballet dance troupe of Lagos

The ballet troupe started in a Nigerian garage

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 9:54 am

Africa's week in pictures

Light and dark, drumming on stilts and statue selfies

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 8:57 am

VIDEO: Ballet: 'Every dancer should have this'

Ballet offers a new way for Nigeria's youth to express themselves.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:18 am

VIDEO: Nigeria hoteliers see growth potential

Despite Nigeria's economic challenges, the hospitality industry still sees room for growth.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:04 am

VIDEO: South African rugby's race struggle

Rugby is banned by the South African government from hosting international tournaments for failing to create enough opportunities for black players.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 12:44 am

VIDEO: Crowds greet Papa Wemba's body

Fans and mourners gather to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 8:55 pm

Weah will run for president again

The former international footballer George Weah announces he will run for president of Liberia for a second time.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 4:42 pm

VIDEO: Zambia crash families still want closure

In 1993 a military plane carrying Zambia's football team crashed killing all onboard, but 23 years on their families are still waiting for closure.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 4:11 pm

Own goal? Africa's shambolic sports management

How Africa's stars being let down

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 8:57 pm

The war on elephants

How the very existence of Africa’s elephants is threatened by poachers, traffickers and Asia’s appetite for ivory.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 6:04 pm

'We want peace - and ice cream'

What South Sudanese want now that war has ended

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 10:18 am

Western Sahara profile

An overview of this territory which is in dispute between the Saharawi people and Morocco

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 8:52 am

Cabo Verde country profile

Key facts, figures and dates

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 6:13 am