The Gambia: 'Concern' over missing state millions

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers after its leader's departure.

Posted on: 23 January 2017 | 3:31 am

The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

State coffers are said to be empty as troops secure Banjul for the return of President Adama Barrow.

Posted on: 23 January 2017 | 3:03 am

Home solutions

Nigeria's largest city Lagos is facing a housing crisis. The BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks at how entrepreneurs are trying to solve the crisis.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 6:16 pm

Giulio Regeni: Egypt allows CCTV footage to be examined

Foreign experts will examine video from where Giulio Regeni is thought to have last been seen alive.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 4:51 pm

Burkina Faso beat Guinea-Bissau to win group

Burkina Faso progress to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group A winners after beating Guinea-Bissau on Sunday.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 2:56 pm

Afcon 2017: Gabon limp out as Cameroon progress

Gabon become only the fourth hosts to exit the Africa Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon, who make it through to the quarter-finals.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 2:54 pm

Afcon 2017: Grant pleased by 'mature' performance

Ghana coach Avram Grant hails his players after they edged a 1-0 win over Mali that put them in the Nations Cup quarter-finals.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 6:53 am

Afcon 2017: Uganda taught hard lesson - coach Micho

Uganda coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says it is "hard to accept" his side's exit from the Nations Cup after they lost to a late goal against Egypt.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 5:04 am

Some reasons from Kenya, India and Germany

While women marched on Washington DC, why did others march around the world? Here are some reasons from Kenya, India and Germany.

Posted on: 22 January 2017 | 4:54 am

Mauritius: PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son

Anerood Jugnauth, 86, says he will resign in favour of a younger leader - his own son, Pravind.

Posted on: 21 January 2017 | 9:27 pm

What do Africans think of Trump?

We asked Africans to tell us their thoughts on the inauguration of US President Trump and how his presidency might effect Africa.

Posted on: 21 January 2017 | 12:00 am

Biafran pro-Trump rally turns violent in Nigeria

Police fire tear gas at pro-Biafra rally in Nigeria organised in support of new US President Donald Trump.

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 1:14 pm

Africa's top shots

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

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 7:29 am

Nigeria's kids' clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur

Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 6:23 am

Gambian army chief joins in President Barrow celebrations

Gambian army chief Ousman Badjie dances with supporters of internationally backed President Adama Barrow.

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 5:55 am

'I saw dead children'

An eyewitness relives the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 4:59 am

Migrants, trade and aid

How will Donald Trump's election to the US presidency affect Washington's relations with Africa?

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 8:01 pm

Gambia's new President Barrow warns 'rebels'

The Gambia's new leader calls on soldiers to show their loyalty to him to ensure a peaceful transition of power.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 12:39 pm

'Honourable for life'

Life as an MP in Ghana is a tough and short-lived stint, but the privilege of being called "Honourable" is worth the trouble, writes Elizabeth Ohene.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 10:41 am

Cobra fang club

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 6:10 pm

Nancy Kacungira: Obama and Africa

As Barack Obama steps down as US president, the BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks back at his legacy in Africa.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:56 am

Emmanuel Igunza: Why cars are a luxury in Ethiopia

Owning a car for many Ethiopians - even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world's fastest-growing economies - remains a pipe dream, writes Emmanuel Igunza.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 6:26 pm

Mogadishu to Ottawa

One man's journey from Mogadishu to Toronto and Parliament Hill.

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 6:19 pm

Pumza Fihlani: South Africa's booze battle

South Africa knows it has a huge problem with drink-driving and is considering some tough measures to tackle it, writes the BBC's Pumza Fihlani.

Posted on: 12 January 2017 | 6:50 pm

Africa's 2016 in pictures

A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.

Posted on: 30 December 2016 | 6:24 pm