Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:25:25 GMTThe UN says it has negotiated the release of 876 children held as suspects by the Nigerian army.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:21:17 GMTKenyan schoolchildren are barred from entering examination rooms with clipboards and geometry set boxes in a bid to curb a big cheating problem.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:35:16 GMTNigeria will invest $10bn (£8bn) on developing its oil-rich south in an attempt to end an insurgency by militants, the oil minister says.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:26:42 GMTA photo of a schoolboy in Ghana goes viral in South Africa, and raises thousands for his village.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:21:09 GMTPrince Harry says the experience of helping to move African elephants across Malawi was "amazing".
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:39:17 GMTThe UN says 1.5 million people in southern Madagascar are facing hunger because of a severe drought.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:12:05 GMTA South African businessman is trying to spread the entrepreneurial spirit, through a comic book.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:24:50 GMTMany people, from all over Africa, have emigrated to the United States and now live across the country.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:32:46 GMTA young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father's. He then used the images to silence her - until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC's Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon - the use of private or sexually explicit images to blackmail and shame young people, mainly girls and women, in some of the world's most conservative societies. Explore all the stories and join the conversation at www.bbc.co.uk/shame
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:43:39 GMTSouth Sudan is the world's youngest country and much of its recent history, both before and since independence, has been characterised by violence.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:40:02 GMTAlgeria appoint Belgian Georges Leekens as their new national coach, just 16 days before a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:23:38 GMTLocal footballers in Gabon, the host nation of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, threaten to go on strike in a row over non-payment of salaries.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:46:21 GMTThousands civilians have been displaced in the ongoing fighting in South Sudan with some seeking refuge in protection sites across the country. The plight of an 11-year-old boy captures the suffering of many in the country, writes Anne Soy.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:12 GMTThe 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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:25 GMTMillions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:42:32 GMTSomalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:45 GMTAfter 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.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:18:17 GMTThe white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:25:04 GMTPhotos of street vendors from across Africa who it is thought account for more than half of the continent's work force.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:15:28 GMTSpectacular landscape and wildlife provide some stunning images from Botswana.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:47:21 GMTAfrica's worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years prompts a race to protect millions of people from the disease, complicated by a shortage of vaccines.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:46:04 GMTPhotographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:10:44 GMTCriscent Bwambale, six, sees for the first time after an operation to remove cataracts in Uganda.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:49:21 GMTImages of Eritrea by the BBC's Mary Harper.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:58:17 GMTFrom Muhammad Ali's most famous fight to his friendship with Nelson Mandela, photos that tell the story of the boxer's relationship with Africa.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:12:36 GMTContemporary African art is showcased at a biennale in Senegal every two years. Photographer Ricci Shryock met the artists behind the works.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:18 GMTIn 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:58:14 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, a former high-school teacher, examines the measures the Kenyan government has put in place to tackle cheating in national exams.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:46:07 GMTColumnist Farai Sevenzo considers why the authorities in Zimbabwe are making efforts to protect the country's flag - and from what it needs protecting.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:57:32 GMTNigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school's hair rules really were racist or if something else was at play.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:04:29 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:28:32 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, social commentator Joseph Warungu asks why the governing coalition has launched a new political party.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:35:52 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether it matters that Olympians have switched nationalities.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:15:24 GMTIn our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at a mother’s desperate battle to recover her kidnapped toddler.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:37:55 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:15:02 GMTThe people of Ivory Coast are going to the polls on Sunday to approve or reject a draft constitution which the government says will address the question of identity which have been at the heart of years of unrest.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:28:42 GMTSomali-Americans are tired of seeing themselves portrayed as terrorists. A new film tries to challenge stereotypes.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:53:08 GMTWith Uganda's public education system reeling from absent teachers, poor facilities and high dropout rates, could private education be the answer?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:20:51 GMTSmartphones and social media are colliding with notions of honour and shame in conservative societies - with devastating effects on the lives of some young women.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:45:13 GMTAmerica, a beacon of global democracy, is having a torrid presidential election and many Nigerians and other Africans are loving the irony on Twitter.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:36:03 GMTAt 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.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:28:42 GMTThe threatened departure of South Africa, one of the founding fathers of the International Criminal Court, feels like Africa's Brexit moment, writes Karen Allen.