Nigeria beat Cameroon to win the 2016 women's Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria win the women's Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde.

Posted on: 3 December 2016 | 10:42 am

Manchester City's Yaya Toure on drink driving charge

Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure is charged with drink driving, police confirm.

Posted on: 3 December 2016 | 8:53 am

Palace in ruins

The palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 7:05 pm

Post it

What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 6:40 pm

Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope'

Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian poll heralds new hope for the country.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 4:41 pm

Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli

Rival militias battle each other in Libya's capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 12:47 pm

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh: The rise and fall of an African strongman

As Gambia's Yahya Jammeh suffers shock defeat in elections, a look back at his controversial 22-year rule.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 12:32 pm

The Gambia election: 'I never knew freedom until today'

Opposition supporters give their reaction to news that Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's president of 22 years, has been defeated in elections by property developer, Adama Barrow.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 10:56 am

A Trump-like shock

The life story of Gambian property developer Adama Barrow, who has pulled off a Trumpian shock with his election win.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 10:45 am

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 8:24 am

Roma's Mohamed Salah an injury concern for Egypt ahead of Nations Cup

Egypt international Mohamed Salah suffers ankle ligament damage while training for his club Roma, just over a month before the Nations Cup.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 6:15 am

Ghanaian elections hinge on country's economy

The economy is in the spotlight as Ghana builds up for pivotal elections.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 5:15 am

Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

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

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 4:53 am

Gabon appoint Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho as new coach

Former Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho is appointed Gabon coach, just over a month before they will host the Nations Cup.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 4:38 am

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'We survived militants but face starvation'

Up to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 3:00 am

'Weakness is a choice' - disabled bodybuilder in South Africa

Caleb Mutombo was born severely disabled and weighs less than 40kg but is a successful bodybuilder in South Africa.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 8:11 pm

Didier Drogba charity cleared of fraud but may have 'misled' donors

An investigation into a charity run by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba finds "no evidence of fraud or corruption" but says it may have "misled" donors.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:52 pm

100 Women 2016: Zoleka Mandela on her troubled past and battling cancer

Zoleka Mandela wishes her grandfather was still alive to see her putting her life back together.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:40 pm

Survivor and granddaughter

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter speaks about how she has turned her life around and wishes her grandfather could see her now.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:40 pm

South Sudan conflict: UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing'

Ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, a UN panel says, warning of possible genocide.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 12:17 pm

Bitter-sweet Brexit

If you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:09 am

Easing the pain

Palliative care nurse Lucy Finch talks about how witnessing an agonising death led her to set up Malawi's first hospice.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 6:24 pm

Kennedy Gondwe: The MP who was excommunicated over HIV

Princess Kasune is one of Zambia's most outspoken Aids activists and was recently elected to become its first publicly known HIV-positive MP.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 6:38 am

Tongue untied

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani recalls how she was banned from speaking her mother tongue.

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | 6:50 pm

Piers Edwards: African footballers battle abuse and poor pay

A major survey into global football shows that African footballers are often subjected to abuse, poor pay and job insecurity.

Posted on: 28 November 2016 | 6:38 pm