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Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:20:44 GMT

Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for 'racism' reaction

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:20:44 GMT

Ghana's Bernard Tekpetey is banned for two matches after being sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie.

Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:08:47 GMT

At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast.

Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:19:22 GMT

The election commission says it needs more time for reforms after the first vote was voided.

Where is 'Nambia'? President Trump 'invents' African country

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:20:52 GMT

Speaking at a UN conference, US President Donald Trump appears to invent a whole new African nation.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:08:47 GMT

DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:15:32 GMT

Protesters want an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé, who succeeded his father in 2005.

Bill Gates answers questions from BBC Pidgin audience

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:31:11 GMT

This is what some of BBC Pidgin's audience asked Microsoft Founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.

What's Up Africa: Angola and Uganda's presidents and a Kenyan ballet star

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:31 GMT

What's Up Africa looks at presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer who wants to take up a scholarship in the UK.

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe describes Donald Trump as a 'gold Goliath'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:56:23 GMT

Zimbabwe's president appears to mock the US president during a speech at the UN general assembly.

Gambia's all-female oyster catchers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:04:43 GMT

The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.

Could maggots save global food supplies?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:03:54 GMT

Could maggots boost global food output? One South African firm is using them to boost limited stocks of fishmeal.

Smart farming's 'eye in the sky'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:24 GMT

Farmers in South Africa are using drones to help them increase crop yields.

Sierra Leone Football Association bans 19 officials for life

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:09:00 GMT

Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association for violating its statutes and those of Fifa say they do not recognise the sanction.

Senegal's US Ouakam ban reduced to five years

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:02:06 GMT

Senegalese club US Ouakam has a ban for fan violence that resulted in nine deaths reduced from seven years to five after an appeal

Tammy Abraham: Striker commits to England amidst reports of Nigeria switch

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:10:24 GMT

Striker Tammy Abraham wants to have an international career with England despite reports of interest from Nigeria.

Pumza Fihlani: The politician who showers every three days

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:32:11 GMT

South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol.

Mayeni Jones: The Angolans who are impatient for change

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:42:25 GMT

Angola has publicly funded healthcare with state-of-the-art clinics. So why are some hospitals running out of drugs? The BBC's Mayeni Jones investigates.

Alastair Leithead: Kenya at a crossroads

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:08:20 GMT

Can a new election be held in the time allocated by Kenya's constitution?

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.

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.

Hunger in first 1,000 days

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:58:14 GMT

How child malnutrition affects communities across Ghana.

Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 16:08:55 GMT

Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.

Portraits of a migrant

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:23:16 GMT

Portraits of Libyan migrants taken on board the vessel that rescued them.

Style in the slum

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:32:23 GMT

His neighbours, in what is probably the world's most famous slum, stare but he doesn't care.

Rumble in the jungle

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 23:32:32 GMT

Visiting the boxers of Kinshasa, 43 years after Ali and Foreman fought in the Rumble in the Jungle.

New faces of Africa

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 23:49:16 GMT

The photographers trying to change perceptions of Africa.

Elizabeth Ohene: London’s coconut fad

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:53:31 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's unpaid Ebola heros

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:54:50 GMT

They "saved" Nigeria from the brink of an Ebola epidemic in 2014, so why are these doctors still waiting to be paid?

Yousra Elbagir: Big and beautiful in Sudan

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:32:35 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:29:24 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu makes his maiden visit to Sierra Leone.

Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 September 2017

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:51:51 GMT

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

Love and loss

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:22:56 GMT

Meeting the Kenyans affected by the illness.

Food security

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:56 GMT

Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

Captain Mina

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:41:50 GMT

Egyptian police officer and fitness guru Mina Samir says it is his duty to help cyberstalked women.

The waiting game

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:33:31 GMT

Meet the inhabitants of a refugee camp in Turin, as they pursue their dreams of a new life in Europe.

Wild land

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:11:40 GMT

Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year and provided them all with land. But they have to clear it and build a home themselves.

One month on

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:37:59 GMT

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