Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:53:53 GMTYahya Jammeh asks for a deadline to cede power to his elected successor to be extended to 16:00 GMT.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:01:41 GMTHow will Donald Trump's election to the US presidency affect Washington's relations with Africa?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:24:16 GMTLiverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:48:21 GMTAround 100 bombs hit an Islamic State camp in Libya, authorised by President Barack Obama.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:48:00 GMTSenegal striker Mame Biram Diouf says "it is too early to say" if the quarter-finalists can go on to win the Africa Cup of Nations.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:32:53 GMTThe suicide attack on a military base in northern Mali killed at least 50 people, officials say.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:54:36 GMTThe victims of Tuesday's accidental bombing should be compensated, Human Rights Watch says.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:55:32 GMTGambian army chief Ousman Badjie dances with supporters of internationally backed President Adama Barrow.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:21 GMTAdenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:39:04 GMTThe Gambia's new leader calls on soldiers to show their loyalty to him to ensure a peaceful transition of power.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:59:53 GMTA new crop of Nigerian developers is drawing on the depth of culture across the continent to make distinctly African games.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:03:30 GMTA look at why The Gambia is in turmoil, forcing tourists to flee - in 60 seconds.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:34:44 GMTA language expert explains why the African country is called The Gambia and not Gambia.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:46:36 GMTPreview followed by live coverage of Friday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Ivory Coast and Congo DR.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01:22 GMTPreview followed by live coverage of Friday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Morocco and Togo.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:56:16 GMTAs Barack Obama steps down as US president, the BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks back at his legacy in Africa.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:26:56 GMTOwning a car for many Ethiopians - even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world's fastest-growing economies - remains a pipe dream, writes Emmanuel Igunza.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:50:30 GMTSouth Africa knows it has a huge problem with drink-driving and is considering some tough measures to tackle it, writes the BBC's Pumza Fihlani.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:24:57 GMTA selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:00:41 GMTPhotographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the "internet generation", and before this way of life disappears entirely.
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.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:49:57 GMTNigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani picks out some of 2016's quirkier stories.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:04:41 GMTAfter 12 years, Ebrima Sillah, who was forced to flee The Gambia for being too critical of Yahya Jammeh, hopes to return home.
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, 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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:29:58 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:18:11 GMTThe Gambia is in crisis, with long-time leader Yahya Jammeh refusing to step down and allow the elected leader to take power.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:59:10 GMTAn eyewitness relives the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:41:51 GMTLife as an MP in Ghana is a tough and short-lived stint, but the privilege of being called "Honourable" is worth the trouble, writes Elizabeth Ohene.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:43 GMTA growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:19:48 GMTOne man's journey from Mogadishu to Toronto and Parliament Hill.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:20:46 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:01:14 GMTA video by a Nigerian comedian that jokes about a gay man about to be sexually assaulted has sparked a heated debate.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:00:29 GMTA Sudanese diplomat has avoided charges of alleged sexual abuse in the US by claiming diplomatic immunity - not the first envoy to do so.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:42:16 GMTSocial media users in Kenya poke fun at President Kenyatta over the publicity given to his work.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:54:21 GMTAfter Ghana's new President Nana Akufo-Addo, a look back at other plagiarism scandals.