Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:23:30 GMTTanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:54:04 GMTA group of MPs says French nuclear giant is solely responsible for a controversial $320m deal.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:48:49 GMTPlayers will wear black armbands in honour of fans electrocuted watching match on TV.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:44:50 GMTA Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:24:22 GMTFrancis says religious leaders must help prevent attacks "carried out in the name of the sacred".
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:34:18 GMTThis will be the fourth time that veteran politician Raila Odinga runs for president.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:37:14 GMTIn a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:47:01 GMTMeet one of the men involved in trafficking people from Nigeria to Libya as they make their way to Europe.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:05:39 GMTA Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:21:13 GMTAdama Barrow took power in The Gambia 100 days ago - what has he achieved?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:27:03 GMTWhen Mauda Kyitaragabirwe got pregnant in pre-independence Uganda, her parents sent her to Punishment Island, with the expectation she would die there.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:57:25 GMTNew research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:15:48 GMTProminent South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro defends his controversial sketch of President Jacob Zuma and a businessman raping 'Lady South Africa'.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:01:42 GMTNabil Maaloul is appointed as coach of Tunisia for a second spell in charge to replace Henry Kasperczak who was sacked in April.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:52:22 GMTFormer Gabon international defender Moise Brou Apanga dies after collapsing during a training session with his club FC 105 Libreville.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:40:34 GMTSouth Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns are handed a tricky group as they bid to defend their African Champions League title.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30:28 GMTThere has been violence, allegations of vote-rigging and organisational problems.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:06:10 GMTSouth Africa is in for a rough ride as the ruling ANC prepares to choose President Jacob Zuma's successor.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:10:50 GMTMass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:14:15 GMTDocumenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:11:26 GMTSolving the water crisis for South Sudanese refugees.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:17:35 GMTThe archipelago where the landscape is idyllic but life tough.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:21:27 GMTHow the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 01:11:45 GMTA mysterious case of pollution has turned Port Harcourt, known as "The Garden City", into a city covered in soot.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:45:05 GMTA group of local artisans is trying to preserve their island's buildings.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:27:26 GMTKenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:24:57 GMTA selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:14:42 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:27:30 GMTElizabeth Ohene reminisces about meeting the late South African anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:14:05 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:43:14 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa examines the attitude of Nigerians to holidaying, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari has spent more than a month on "medical vacation" in the UK.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:04:54 GMTMost Nigerians are not fleeing conflict but are economic migrants in search of jobs and opportunities.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:23:21 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:24:06 GMTMauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet her.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:59:20 GMTOne of the region's oldest Christian communities is living in fear after attacks.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:12:19 GMTEthnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:10:34 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the discovery of mystery cash piles in Nigeria.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:32:23 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudanese are using social media to celebrate and express their African identity.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:40:32 GMTAre smartphones empowering poor Kenyans or simply causing more problems than they solve?