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Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:29:34 GMT

At least 38 people are killed in Mogadishu in attacks claimed by the al-Shabab militant group.

South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:20:59 GMT

Seven people accused of killing South African police are killed in a shoot-out at a church.

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:41:47 GMT

President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:55:17 GMT

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

Children 'forced to watch rape' in South Sudan

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:25:44 GMT

UN investigators say they have evidence that 40 senior officials could be responsible for war crimes.

Komla Dumor Award 2018: Seeking a rising star of African journalism

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:37:26 GMT

BBC seeks future star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2018.

Deaf Eritrean twins break barriers in fashion world

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:04:38 GMT

Deaf twin models Hermon and Heroda are trying to break barriers for people with disabilities in the fashion world.

Motorbike courier delivers condoms for 'emergency needs'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:38:51 GMT

A Senegalese website lets customers buy condoms anonymously and delivers them in under an hour.

Kenya elephants: Operation to move big beasts begins

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:17:51 GMT

Wildlife officials in Kenya are relocating the beasts to get them away from a farming region.

Moment policeman catches falling child

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:12:21 GMT

He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above.

How Nigeria's bobsleigh team made Olympic history

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:39:05 GMT

Nigeria's bobsleigh team, which debuted at the Pyeongchang Olympics, on overcoming the odds.

World Mother Language day: Tech words in your language

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:06:00 GMT

On World Mother Language day, BBC World Service colleagues tackle tech terms in their own languages.

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool Premier League title win is my dream

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:04 GMT

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah talks to Football Focus about title ambitions, inspiring a nation and why there is more to come from him.

Nigeria coach Rohr to stick with core squad for World Cup

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:27:35 GMT

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr rules out bringing in new players to bolster his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Caf Champions League: Al Merreikh of Sudan crash out

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:29:59 GMT

2015 semi-finalists Al Merreikh of Sudan suffer a shock Caf Champions League exit at the hands of Township Rollers of Botswana.

Sulley Muntari: Deportivo La Coruna sign Ghanaian midfielder

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:32:52 GMT

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari inks a deal with Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the season.

Orla Guerin: The place where people disappear

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:51:03 GMT

The Egyptian authorities are accused of arresting and torturing hundreds of opponents.

Kalkidan Yibeltal: Is this the world's toughest commute?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:35:32 GMT

In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.

Brian Hungwe: Mugabe feeling 'unloved' on his birthday

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:06:34 GMT

Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.

The street dancers who dream big

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:50:53 GMT

The street dancers in Sierra Leone who are using their talent to try to make a living.

Memories and beauty captured in Africa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:33:51 GMT

Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.

In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:06:52 GMT

The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.

Africa's year in pictures 2017

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:23:21 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.

Through the lens: The photographers capturing Africa's year

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:51:41 GMT

African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.

Robert Mugabe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:14:25 GMT

A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.

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.

Elizabeth Ohene: Why there was an uproar over the name Prince

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:30:00 GMT

The country's births registry recently tried to prevent Ghanaian children from being given royal names.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: The teen rescuing street children in Nigeria

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:28:56 GMT

James Okina was a tearaway teen - now he is helping hundreds of children in Cross River State.

Yousra Elbagir: Why some Sudanese back lecturer who beat students

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:35:00 GMT

What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country.

Joseph Warungu: Inside Africa's gated WhatsApp communities

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:04:26 GMT

Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.

Inspirational Africans - or glory-hunters?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:49:52 GMT

A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.

How the Nile could see a 'water war'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:38:16 GMT

A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

World's rarest chimp spotted in Nigeria

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:36:21 GMT

Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.

Why has Ethiopia imposed a state of emergency?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:54:20 GMT

It follows the prime minister's shock resignation and the release of hundreds of political prisoners.

Explore the Nile with 360 video

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:26:24 GMT

Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:43:40 GMT

The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records.