Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:02:30 GMTHackers target Ghana electoral commission's website, as votes from tight poll are counted.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:10:22 GMTA dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:20:01 GMTThe first US Somali lawmaker says she was subjected to "hateful" anti-Muslim threats from a taxi driver.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:59:03 GMTKenya's high court rules that a government directive to collect data about HIV children is unconstitutional.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:51:50 GMTA Kenyan rights group says police have killed more than 80 mainly Muslims in extrajudicial killings over four years.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:05:56 GMTAn Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:07:43 GMTA resident in Bamenda describes ongoing clashes after weeks of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:19 GMTGiraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:14:42 GMTGcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:58:31 GMTSatirist Ikenna Azuike thinks he will be Fifa's new anti-corruption tsar.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:02:47 GMTResidents of the Namibian town of Luderitz are at odds over whether they should scrap its German colonial name.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:41:27 GMTVoters in northern Ghana have a special way of reserving their place in polling station queues.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:48:36 GMTThe South African FA president during the 2010 World Cup has been banned for five years by Fifa in connection with a match-fixing scandal involving the national team.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:42:47 GMTManchester United beat Zorya Luhansk to reach the last-32 of the Europa League as Henrik Mkhitaryan opens his account.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:05:15 GMTThe palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:25 GMTUp to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:38:45 GMTPrincess Kasune is one of Zambia's most outspoken Aids activists and was recently elected to become its first publicly known HIV-positive MP.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:19:01 GMTThis year's Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria brings together well-known photographers and their take on identity in Africa.
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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:50:04 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani recalls how she was banned from speaking her mother tongue.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:31:16 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene explains the hidden meanings of parables during election season.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:49:53 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at why it is a good idea for Nigeria to reintroduce history as a school subject.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:06:37 GMT#BringBackOurGirls was a global campaign to free girls and women who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Now some are free, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what lies ahead for them.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:56:19 GMTPresident Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia surprised the world earlier this month when he lost elections - the BBC's Umaru Fofana looks at the reasons behind his defeat.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:43:51 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:41:00 GMTResearch has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:24:55 GMTPresident Mahama is seeking re-election after serving a four-year first term plagued by power cuts.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:31:12 GMTThe Ghana opposition leader hopes his industry vow will make the difference, writes Adelaide Arthur.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:23:11 GMTAbducted as a child by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, Dominic Ongwen became one of its most ruthless commanders, so should he face trial at the ICC?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:59:03 GMTAn organised crime ring was giving out real US visas in Ghana's capital Accra for a decade - how did they get away with it for so long?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:12:54 GMTCould the former Sudanese child soldier and refugee Deng Adut be crowned Australian of the year?
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:40:29 GMTWhat role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:45:54 GMTThe life story of Gambian property developer Adama Barrow, who has pulled off a Trumpian shock with his election win.