Algeria's overseas stars welcome U-turn on foreign players ban

Algeria's overseas stars welcome a U-turn on a rule banning Algerian clubs from signing foreign players.

Posted on: 27 May 2017 | 12:55 pm

G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

Germany called the climate change talks "very unsatisfactory", describing them as "six against one".

Posted on: 27 May 2017 | 10:50 am

Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack

The IS statement comes as some of the 29 people killed in the attack are laid to rest.

Posted on: 27 May 2017 | 9:44 am

SA leave U-20 World Cup with one point

South Africa exit the Under-20 World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay as Zambia, who are already in the next round, lose 1-0 to Costa Rica.

Posted on: 27 May 2017 | 8:18 am

Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government launch attacks on loyalist forces in Tripoli.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 4:28 pm

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

A court blocks the Kenyan government's plan to evict hunter-gatherers from their ancestral land.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 1:20 pm

Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to 'moralise society'

The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign "to moralise society".

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 10:58 am

Zambia expels South Africa's Mmusi Maimane

Mmusi Maimane had planned to attend the treason case of Zambia's main opposition leader.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 10:21 am

Guinea out of Under-20 World Cup

Guinea are knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup following a 5-0 thrashing by Argentina in their final Group A match in South Korea.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 8:04 am

Where has all the food aid gone in the world's biggest refugee camp?

The UN says aid agencies are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people arriving in Uganda after fleeing civil war in South Sudan.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 7:36 am

Nigeria schoolchildren seized in Lagos

The children were kidnapped from their school on the outskirts of Lagos.

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 6:06 am

Africa's week in pictures: 19 - 25 May 2017

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

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 4:19 am

'Saint of soccer'

The 1957 tour that created the first global football superstar.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 7:13 pm

Five things you might not know about Africa

Africa Day is 25 May, it marks the creation of the Organisation of African Unity, now called the African Union.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 10:37 am

Umaru Fofana: Waiting for take-off in West Africa

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 6:47 pm

Charlotte Attwood: The sex slaves of al-Shabab

Last year Salama Ali uncovered a secret - that the al-Shabab militant group was seizing Kenyan woman and turning them into sex slaves.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 6:18 pm

The women saving Somalia's animals from drought

Somali women vets have been deployed across the country to keep animals alive amid a devastating drought.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 10:39 am

Democracy on trial?

The BBC's Karen Allen asks whether the treason charges faced by Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema are a sign that Zambia's reputation as a bastion of democracy is under threat.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 8:53 am

Catherine Byaruhanga: Has Joseph Kony been defeated?

The US and Uganda are stopping the hunt for notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony but he is still a threat.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 8:12 pm

Migrant rescued from ship's rudder by Italy coastguard

Italy's coastguard pull a man to safety after he was left clinging to a ship's rudder in the Mediterranean.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 1:10 pm

Ethnic vote?

Ethnicity, corruption, social media and more of your questions on Kenya's election.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 12:54 pm

'Will I be next?'

Feelings are heightened in South Africa over the safety of women, writes the BBC's Nomsa Maseko following a series of violent attacks against women.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 7:23 pm

'Our pyramids are bigger'

Why a bitter row has broken out between Egyptians and Sudanese on social media.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 7:19 pm

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: The Chibok deal maker

The lawyer behind the release of 82 women captured by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Posted on: 16 May 2017 | 8:17 pm

Wearing the trousers

Pili Hussein wanted to make her fortune mining for gemstones in Tanzania, and wasn't put off by the fact that women weren't allowed in the mines

Posted on: 14 May 2017 | 6:35 pm