Ugandan shot by US police 'pointed object'

Police in California say they shot dead a Ugandan refugee because he pulled an object from his pocket, pointed it and assumed a 'shooting stance'.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 7:09 pm

Sudan government accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur

The Sudanese government is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people, killing dozens of children in Darfur, Amnesty International alleges.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 6:58 pm

A new 'lunatic line'?

Kenyan plans to build a railway across a national park, but could it be a new version of the so-called "lunatic line" to nowhere, asks Alastair Leithhead.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 6:42 pm

South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

A 16-year-old South African wins a Google prize for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 11:49 am

Joshua Chetty: Tennis player handed life ban over match-fixing

South African Joshua Chetty is banned for life from professional tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing offences.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 10:54 am

Trade in endangered pangolins banned

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 9:53 am

Drones - good or bad for Africa?

Drone use is on the rise in Africa but regulators are unsure if they are a good or bad thing for the continent.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 8:52 am

US deports Rwanda genocide suspect Leopold Munyakazi

The US deports Rwandan academic Leopold Munyakazi, accused of being a key figure in the 1994 genocide, to his home country.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 7:34 am

Caf's Suketu Patel withdraws from Fifa Council elections

Confederation of African Football vice-president Suketu Patel pulls out of the race for the two extra African places on the Fifa Council.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 5:13 am

Mauritius international Leopold arrested for drug dealing

Mauritius international goalkeeper Joseph Kinsley Steward Leopold has been arrested for drug dealing.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 4:05 am

Tanzania's Magufuli fires officials over 'fake' earthquake account

Tanzania's president sacks senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money set aside for earthquake victims, his office says.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 3:48 am

Timbuktu vandal world's first cultural war criminal

An Islamist militant who destroyed shrines in Timbuktu is the first person to be sentenced for cultural war crimes.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 12:51 pm

What Afropunk says about identity

When Brooklyn's Afropunk music festival came to London it raised questions about black identity.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 11:13 am

Timbuktu : The rescue of vital ancient manuscripts

Following a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, an Islamist militant will be sentenced on Tuesday for destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 4:36 am

Didi Akinyelure: The six lives of Boko Haram's leader

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:31 pm

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:05 pm

'People are dying'

The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:04 pm

Leadership goals

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura says more must be done to make all elements of the football industry more open to women and minorities.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 3:37 am

Nellie the enemy?

As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 7:36 pm

Italy's African village

Once heading for the status of ghost town, Riace is now growing as migrants have moved into abandoned homes.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 6:52 pm

Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 6:08 pm

South Africa's second-hand toy rental market

The Smart Toy Club collects, sterilises and rents old toys to new customers.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 5:47 pm

Foolish prince

Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.

Posted on: 24 September 2016 | 6:15 pm

Danger ahead

A mother-of-three inspires thousands by walking 250km across Somalia to prove the country finally has peace.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 6:47 pm

Africa's top shots: 16-22 September 2016

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

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 6:17 am