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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:53:09 GMT

Robert Mugabe defies his own party in a TV speech by clinging on to Zimbabwe's presidency.

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:15:25 GMT

The incident occurred as a charity aid was distributing aid in the town of Sidi Boulaalam.

Libya migrant 'slave market' footage sparks outrage

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:09:27 GMT

The African Union voices anger after a CNN report appears to show African men being sold at auction.

Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:25:00 GMT

Police say violent mob stoned victims to death, but reports say at least two bodies were riddled with bullet holes.

Azzedine Alaïa: Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:03:56 GMT

The fashion world mourns a designer whose clients included Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Michelle Obama.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:52:22 GMT

The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:10:47 GMT

An investigation is under way into the blaze which began in the capital, Yaoundé, in the early hours of this morning.

Robert Mugabe fails to resign during live televised speech

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:00:55 GMT

The embattled president vows to stay on, despite widespread speculation that he would announce his resignation.

'We need him to resign' - Zimbabweans react to Mugabe statement

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:47:30 GMT

The 93-year-old president fails to resign, and has vowed to stay in power for several weeks.

Dancing breaks out at Zanu-PF headquarters

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:49:14 GMT

People sing and celebrate as Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is sacked as ruling party leader.

Zimbabweans gather for 'death of a dynasty'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:00:17 GMT

Thousands in Zimbabwe have gathered to celebrate the army's takeover of the country.

Zimbabwe: 'Freedom has finally come to Zimbabwe'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:52:38 GMT

There is widespread jubilation in the capital Harare, as people take to the streets calling on President Mugabe to stand down.

Zimbabwe crisis: Who is Grace Mugabe?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:42:32 GMT

Zimbabwe's first lady, or "Gucci Grace" to some, was tipped to be the country's next president.

Mazembe win first leg of Confed Cup final as SuperSport seize away goal

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:14:55 GMT

Holders TP Mazembe concede an away goal as they beat SuperSport United 2-1 in the first leg of the African Confederation Cup final.

Mohamed Salah: Egypt striker carries hopes of a nation at World Cup

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:02:24 GMT

Mohamed Salah, who has never even seen Egypt play in a World Cup, will carry the expectations of a nation when they compete at Russia 2018.

Adebayor scores another hat-trick in Turkey

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:19:20 GMT

Emmanuel Adebayor scores his second hat-trick for Istanbul Basaksehir against Galatasaray this year in a thrashing.

African Footballer of the Year 2017: Former winner Didier Drogba's stunning spin

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:07:20 GMT

Watch archive footage as former African Footballer of the Year Didier Drogba scores with a stunning spin for Chelsea against Liverpool in 2006.

Anne Soy: Freedom frenzy grips Zimbabwe

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:46:42 GMT

The BBC's Anne Soy meets jubilant Zimbabweans hoping for change after the army takeover.

Catherine Byaruhanga: Inside Uganda's abandoned hospitals

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:06:10 GMT

The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga finds abandoned hospitals and desperate patients in Uganda.

Tamasin Ford: Cracking Liberia's 'grass ceiling'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:28:16 GMT

Meet the 10-year-old girl in Liberia who is helping to change the perception that football is for men and wants to be "like the great Marta".

How great is China's influence?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:22:19 GMT

The news that the head of Zimbabwe's military visited China days before it took power has sparked questions.

Robert Mugabe - revolutionary hero or the man who wrecked Zimbabwe?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:47:26 GMT

A profile of Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe, accused of destroying a prosperous country for the sake of power, but still seen by some as a revolutionary hero.

Zimbabwe's likely next leader

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:15:02 GMT

Zimbabwe's former vice-president has had a volatile political career.

Zimbabwe crisis in 10 numbers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:07:25 GMT

The statistics that explain how things have got so bad in Zimbabwe.

Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:25:28 GMT

Why political veterans like Robert Mugabe still command the respect and goodwill of their opponents.

Holiday home

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:02:24 GMT

The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:14:57 GMT

A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Wrecked lives of Kasai

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:20:41 GMT

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Food security

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:56 GMT

Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

One month after the mudslide

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:37:59 GMT

One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Where 'spirits' come to life

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:34:46 GMT

Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life. Photographs by Charlie Northcott & Joshua Akinyemi.

Surviving Sierra Leone's mudslide

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:05:46 GMT

Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.

Joseph Warungu: Ghana's street lawyers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:21:19 GMT

Joseph Warungu marvels at how legal services are offered on Ghana's streets.

Elizabeth Ohene: Cultural colonialism

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:08:12 GMT

Journalist Elizabeth Ohene argues that African identities remain in thrall to the continent's colonial past.

Yousra Elbagir: Why #MeToo won't work in Sudan

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:28:13 GMT

Journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at why the #MeToo hashtag was not widely used in Sudan.

Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria is struggling to educate its children

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:20:55 GMT

Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?

Family affair

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:39:09 GMT

With Robert Mugabe's hopes of handing power to his wife over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa?

Africa's top shots: 10-16 November 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:05:07 GMT

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

Power cut

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:09:07 GMT

Where do world leaders go when they're cast out of power and need to find a safe haven fast?

Next generation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:33:10 GMT

The shortlist for the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year is a blend of youth and experience, but who might follow in their footsteps in future years?

Five things

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:47:23 GMT

Five things you need to know about the background to Zimbabwe's political crisis.

Nomad footballers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:24:22 GMT

How an intrepid band of African footballers are achieving their footballing goals in some of the sport's most remote outposts.

'Yes sir, thank you madam'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:21:24 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks at how parenting styles in Ghana compares to those in the US.

Trapped maids

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:17:33 GMT

Tanzanian women travel to Oman to become maids and get trapped with abusive employers.

University founder

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:37:06 GMT

University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

Visibility poor

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:01:04 GMT

A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this.