Sudan U-20s stun Nigeria to qualify for Zambia 2017

Nigeria fail to reach next year's Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia, falling to a shock 3-4 home defeat to Sudan who seal a famous qualification.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 2:31 pm

Sierra Leone's Sankoh feels 'safe in Turkey' amid political tension

Sierra Leone and Denizlispor midfielder Alfred Sankoh insists he feels safe playing in Turkey despite the current political tension in the country.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 11:50 am

Koffi Olomide case: Kenya deports singer over airport 'kick'

The Kenyan authorities deport one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, after he is filmed apparently kicking a woman at Nairobi's main airport.

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 9:31 am

Touchy subject

Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 7:00 pm

Africa's top shots

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

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 10:01 am

How can Kenya break into new markets?

Manufacturing is a key catalyst for economic growth in many African countries but Kenya is lagging behind.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 8:42 am

Space: A giant leap for Africa

Currently under construction, the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is establishing its role in scientific research.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 5:50 am

Nigeria's Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

A Nigerian Muslim group welcomes a court ruling lifting the ban on schoolgirls in Lagos state wearing the headscarf as a victory.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 5:31 am

From Lagos to London's West End

The cast of Wakaa The Musical travel from Lagos to London for the first Nigerian-produced musical to hit the West End.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 5:12 am

Zimbabwe's 'made to order' boot company

The export-focused shoemaker weathering Zimbabwe's economic crisis.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 5:10 am

Crippling the creeks

The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Nigeria's oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis, writes the BBC's Martin Patience

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 6:32 pm

Treated like a slave

When Dampson was 10 he was given away by his mother to a man who forced him to work as a fisherman in dangerous conditions.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 6:14 pm

Zimbabwe war veterans end backing for Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's war veterans, who have played a key role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, issue a statement withdrawing their backing for him.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 3:53 pm

Nigeria oil militants: Enough is enough

A recent wave of militancy in Nigeria has targeted the country's oil facilities damaging the industry, but what is motivating this?

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 2:33 pm

Birds listen to Mozambique honey hunters

Honey hunters in Mozambique rely on the help of honeyguide birds - and a new study reveals their two-way communication.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 1:12 pm

Why I dress as a superhero in Tunisia

Artist Moufida Fedhila is famous for dressing up as a superhero to inspire young Tunisians to see their future in their own country.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 11:13 am

Oscar Pistorius: Appeal over 'shockingly lenient' sentence

South African prosecutors say they will push for a longer prison sentence for athlete Oscar Pistorius after his murder conviction, saying six years is too lenient.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 7:20 am

Chicken scent 'prevents malaria'

The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria and work is beginning to find a new repellent, researchers say.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 6:05 am

Gambia opposition leader Ousainou Darboe jailed

Gambia's opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 others are jailed for three years for taking part in an unauthorised demonstration.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 3:41 am

Alastair Leithead: The wounds of war in South Sudan

Hopes for peace and stability in the world's youngest country have been shaken by recent clashes, reports the BBC's Alastair Leithead from South Sudan.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 9:04 pm

Ritual 'cleansing'

In some remote regions of Malawi, girls are made to have sex with a paid sex worker when they reach puberty - but the tradition has the potential to spread disease.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 8:33 pm

'Send me back to Africa'

African-American man starts fundraising petition in response to racist comments.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 9:30 am

Cape hope

A lower cost base and partnerships with western universities is helping South Africa to develop online courses for students around the world.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 7:24 am

Resigning gracefully

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at David Cameron's resignation after the vote to leave the European Union and asks whether there are any lessons for Africa.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 6:39 am

Emmanuel Igunza: Should Africa have a single passport?

The African Union has launched a new passport. A lot remains unclear about the document but here is what we do know.

Posted by on 18 July 2016 | 7:21 pm