'Al-Shabab attack' on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

At least 12 people, including two actors, die in an attack in Kenya, which Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 7:59 am

Zimbabwe judge fines Chinese man for selling flags

A judge in Zimbabwe fines a Chinese national for selling the national flag without authorisation, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 7:47 am

UK aid 'must give value for money'

Major multinational aid funding may be cut unless it provides better value for money, International Development Secretary Priti Patel says.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 3:53 am

Concrete canvas

After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 7:31 pm

Project dignity

At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 6:36 pm

South Africa's golden rhino of Mapungubwe travels to London

One of South Africa's greatest historical artefacts is the star attraction of an exhibition of the country's art opening at the British Museum in London on 27 October.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 6:15 pm

Meet Cairo's female tuk-tuk drivers

Tuk-tuks are predominantly driven by men in Egypt, but the country's economic woes are driving more women to it as a means of earning a living.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 6:08 pm

Central African Republic: Four dead in UN Bangui shooting

Four people are killed during protests against the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 2:54 pm

Cameroon appeals for blood after deadly train crash

Officials in Cameroon urge the public to donate blood to help the 600 people wounded in Friday's train crash, as the number of dead rises to 80.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 12:12 pm

Moussa Sissoko faces ban as Tottenham accept Harry Arter elbow charge

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko will miss three games including a trip to Arsenal as a result of an elbow on Bournemouth's Harry Arter.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 9:53 am

'Innocent' Kenyan held in Guantanamo Bay for nine years

A new report reveals details of the "extraordinary rendition" of Kenyan citizens as part of the US "war on terror".

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 9:13 am

African champions Mamelodi Sundowns the toast of South Africa

Mamelodi Sundowns are the toast of South Africa after becoming only the second club from the country to ever win the African Champions League.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 8:50 am

Is this the end for the International Criminal Court?

The threatened departure of South Africa, one of the founding fathers of the International Criminal Court, feels like Africa's Brexit moment, writes Karen Allen.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 7:28 am

Zamalek chairman: Soliman 'to stay' as coach

Zamalek coach Moamen Soliman will stay in his role despite losing the African Champions League final, says chairman Mortada Mansour.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 6:31 am

Emotional return for 'forgotten' pirate hostages

A group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 1:58 am

Student start-ups are 'next big thing' in Tanzania

How Tanzania's young entrepreneurs are being supported and nurtured.

Posted on: 23 October 2016 | 6:38 pm

Campus battleground

Shut for more than two years because of intense fighting, the University of Benghazi in Libya opens its doors for the graduation of its students.

Posted on: 22 October 2016 | 6:32 pm

Face of feminism

One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 7:27 pm

How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?

Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 3:46 pm

Africa's top shots: 14-20 October 2016

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

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 12:49 pm

Elizabeth Ohene: Women belong everywhere

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Muhammadu Buhari's recent comments about his wife and offers her view of what Nigeria's president got wrong.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 7:03 pm

Chris Simpson: Behind the smile

The Gambia is known to tourists as "the smiling coast of West Africa", but this masks something more troubling, as Chris Simpson has been finding out.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 6:49 pm

I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

When a 62-year-old Swedish woman was scammed into paying a 24-year-old Nigerian, she took an unexpected turn by going out and visiting him, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 6:42 pm

Mary Harper: Somalia's difficult path to democracy

Somalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 7:42 pm

Octopus hunters of Zanzibar

The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 7:18 pm