Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:08:17 GMTThe Sudanese government is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people, with dozens of children among 200 killed in Darfur, Amnesty International alleges.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:19:33 GMTA 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:47:49 GMTThe US imposes sanctions on two top security officials allied to DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila, accusing them of suppressing the opposition.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:49:48 GMTA 16-year-old South African wins a Google prize for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:37:36 GMTPolice in California say they shot dead a Ugandan refugee because he pulled an object that turned out to be an e-cigarette from his pocket, pointed it and assumed a "shooting stance".
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:53:45 GMTA little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:42:36 GMTThe authorities in Nigeria's main city of Lagos are cracking down on street hawkers, blaming them for traffic jams.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:52:57 GMTDrone use is on the rise in Africa but regulators are unsure if they are a good or bad thing for the continent.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:13:46 GMTWhen Brooklyn's Afropunk music festival came to London it raised questions about black identity.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:51:13 GMTAn Islamist militant who destroyed shrines in Timbuktu is the first person to be sentenced for cultural war crimes.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTFollowing a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, an Islamist militant will be sentenced on Tuesday for destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:08:05 GMTA conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:02:21 GMTEgypt's Zamalek want a capacity crowd to attend the second leg of the African Champions League final in Cairo, despite long-running security restrictions.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:02:08 GMTKwesi Nyantakyi and Almamy Kabele Camara are elected to represent Caf in two new seats on the Fifa Council.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:31:39 GMTAbubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:20:10 GMTAs Nigeria's Paralympians return from Rio victorious, BBC Sport's Oluwashina Okeleji asks what the faltering national football team could learn from them.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:14:44 GMTA teacher in Algeria, where most people speak French, is disciplined after leading her class in a celebration of Arabic at the start of the new school year.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:43:16 GMTNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari recently launched a behaviour change campaign similar to his successful war against indiscipline in the 1980s. The BBC's Isa Sanusi asks if it will work.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:17:40 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:46:04 GMTPhotographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:10:44 GMTCriscent Bwambale, six, sees for the first time after an operation to remove cataracts in Uganda.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:49:21 GMTImages of Eritrea by the BBC's Mary Harper.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:58:17 GMTFrom Muhammad Ali's most famous fight to his friendship with Nelson Mandela, photos that tell the story of the boxer's relationship with Africa.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:12:36 GMTContemporary African art is showcased at a biennale in Senegal every two years. Photographer Ricci Shryock met the artists behind the works.
Wed, 25 May 2016 03:12:52 GMTPhotographer Olivia Acland's pictures of the barbers who shape the hair of the residents of Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:06:59 GMTThe Grande Hotel in Mozambique's coastal city of Beira is home to 3,500 squatters. Photojournalist Fellipe Abreu visited the building once dubbed the "Pride of Africa".
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:57:32 GMTNigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school's hair rules really were racist or if something else was at play.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:04:29 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:28:32 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, social commentator Joseph Warungu asks why the governing coalition has launched a new political party.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:48:31 GMTA plan to give Nigerian police recruits lie-detector tests is no guarantee of trustworthy officers, writes film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:35:52 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether it matters that Olympians have switched nationalities.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:15:24 GMTIn our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at a mother’s desperate battle to recover her kidnapped toddler.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:42:54 GMTKenyan plans to build a railway across a national park, but could it be a new version of the so-called "lunatic line" to nowhere, asks Alastair Leithhead.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:04:42 GMTThe lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:05:52 GMTAhmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:52:57 GMTOnce heading for the status of ghost town, Riace is now growing as migrants have moved into abandoned homes.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:36:38 GMTAs the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:15:03 GMTEthiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:47:29 GMTA mother-of-three inspires thousands by walking 250km across Somalia to prove the country finally has peace.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:37:13 GMTFifa secretary general Fatma Samoura says more must be done to make all elements of the football industry more open to women and minorities.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:03:44 GMTUp to a billion people in Africa derive their main income from farming, but many get embroiled in disputes over whether they really own their land. Can tech help?
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:10:04 GMTAfter Ghana's president John Mahama quoted lines from Michael Jackson's Heal the World at the UN, here are five more politicians who used their favourite lyric to make a point.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:09:53 GMTSome academics in Ghana have started a petition to take down a statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:11:29 GMTAs the security situation in DR Congo appears to be deteriorating, the BBC looks at the reasons behind the protests against President Kabila's rule.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:04:33 GMTEarly diagnosis of disease is literally a matter of life and death, so the race is on to produce cheaper, faster, lighter kits to help doctors and nurses in the field.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:20:11 GMTA few days ago on the way to the office, BBC Nigeria reporter Stephanie Hegarty grabbed breakfast at a new juice bar on the Lagos street where she lives. Three hours later, it was gone.