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Rhino dies: Sudan was the last male northern white

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:34:26 GMT

Sudan's death at the age of 45 leaves only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.

Zimbabwe stolen funds amnesty: Millions still to be returned

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:07:03 GMT

President Emmerson Mnangagwa names hundreds of firms who refused to return funds stashed abroad.

Spanish ship seized by Italy for saving migrants from Libya return

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:18:51 GMT

A Spanish group's ship brought 216 migrants to Sicily instead of allowing them to be taken back to Libya.

Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:33:54 GMT

A report warns of the threat posed by automation to Africa - but says there is time to prepare.

Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim to resign - lawyer

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:21:59 GMT

The Mauritian president has been attacked for spending large sums on a charity-provided bank card.

Rome prosecutor to Egyptian student's death

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:18:57 GMT

Mariam Moustafa, who died on Wednesday, was an Egyptian national who was born in Rome.

Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:01:12 GMT

South Africa's former president faces 16 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

Botswana's Ian Khama: Trump encouraging elephant poaching

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:21:55 GMT

Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says Ian Khama.

South African taxi team offers free rides to struggling elderly

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:38:48 GMT

The young man who announced free rides for struggling pensioners sparked praise within his township.

Ghanaian animal imitator has Guinness World Record ambitions

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:11:16 GMT

Ghanaian teenager Justice Osei has a talent for imitating animal species, with over 50 in his repertoire.

Zimbabwe's ousted Robert Mugabe: 'We must undo this disgrace'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:30:23 GMT

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe gives his first interview since he was ousted.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:15 GMT

Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:25 GMT

Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

African women 'inspire comic book heroes'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:14:02 GMT

You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

Tshibala: Kabila will not seek re-election in DR Congo

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:37:48 GMT

The prime minister of the DR Congio says President Kabila will not seek re-election in December.

Ahly striker Azaro eyes World Cup success with Morocco

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:34:02 GMT

Striker Walid Azaro says Morocco 'are ready for the World Cup' as he prepares to join up with the national team for the friendlies later this month.

Keita on target as Leipzig beat Bayern

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:44:47 GMT

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich lose at RB Leipzig, their first defeat in 19 matches in all competitions.

Zamalek knocked out of Confed Cup by Ethiopia's Welayta Dicha

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:20:25 GMT

Egyptian giants Zamalek suffer a humiliating exit from the African Confederation Cup, losing 4-3 on penalties at home to Ethiopia's Welayta Dicha.

Andrew Harding: Mugabe refuses to go away

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:17:07 GMT

The former Zimbabwe leader holds his first press conference since being ousted from power.

Patience Atuhaire investigates Uganda's 'sex for marks' scandal

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:19:29 GMT

A student at Uganda's Makerere University says staff harassed her when she reported an attempted rape.

Lebo Disko: 'Who gets to belong in Africa?'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:00:19 GMT

The young South Africans challenge assumptions about identity and culture on their YouTube channel.

Life after Ebola

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:37:36 GMT

The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.

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.

Elizabeth Ohene: In defence of aid workers' lives of luxury

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:40:56 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her interactions with aid agencies in crisis zones.

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.

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.

The dancing slum kids tipped for stardom by Rihanna

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:08:33 GMT

The Ikorodu Kids are a dance troupe from Nigeria who are getting rave reviews from celebrities.

Why Angolan singer Toty Sa'Med writes songs in Kimbundu

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:23:03 GMT

Toty Sa'Med can't say more than a few words in Kimbundu but is writing songs in the Angolan language.

Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 March 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:30:04 GMT

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

Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:30:12 GMT

After Hailemariam Desalegn's shock resignation last month, we profile seven people who could be Ethiopia's next prime minister.

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria's hate speech bill is a jokes killer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:19:08 GMT

Nigeria is debating a hate speech bill which, if passed, would condemn to death those found guilty.

Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:12:36 GMT

Once upon a time in the rainy Sahara forest a child was born with a mutation - or so scientists think.

The Down's model making strides on catwalk

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:32:06 GMT

The fashion industry might have been a distant dream for a Finnish-Nigerian with Down's syndrome - but Maija Mattila made it a reality.