Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:37:36 GMTThe chief whip of South Africa's governing political party is urging its leadership - including President Jacob Zuma - to quit over abuses of power.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:55:43 GMTTwenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:24:54 GMTThe number of people killed in a train crash in Cameroon on Friday rises to 70, with 600 injured.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:57:55 GMTBurkina Faso has foiled a coup plot by forces loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaore and arrested at least 10 people, a minster says.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:29:23 GMTA Tunisian talk show is suspended after its host suggests a 14-year-old guest marry her abuser.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:03:05 GMTTributes pour in for Kenya's afro-jazz star Achieng Abura after she dies of an undisclosed illness at a hospital in the capital, Nairobi.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:37:01 GMTSouth Africa formally begins the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, saying it did not want to help achieve "regime change".
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:05:10 GMTA group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:38:12 GMTHow Tanzania's young entrepreneurs are being supported and nurtured.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:46:27 GMTRemittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:07:57 GMTThe reasons behind South Africa's move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:21:38 GMTThe world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:34:45 GMTYoungsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:08:36 GMTMamelodi Sundowns of South Africa win the African Champions League for the first time, defeating Zamalek of Egypt 3-1 on aggregate in the final.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:45:00 GMTManchester United fear centre-back Eric Bailly suffered a serious knee injury during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:42:32 GMTSomalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:25 GMTMillions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:07:38 GMTAmid rising religious fundamentalism in West Africa, the BBC's Lamine Konkobo looks at how one country has kept intolerance at bay.
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.
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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:58:14 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, a former high-school teacher, examines the measures the Kenyan government has put in place to tackle cheating in national exams.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:46:07 GMTColumnist Farai Sevenzo considers why the authorities in Zimbabwe are making efforts to protect the country's flag - and from what it needs protecting.
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, 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.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:32:42 GMTShut for more than two years because of intense fighting, the University of Benghazi in Libya opens its doors for the graduation of its students.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:49:02 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:27:40 GMTOne of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:12 GMTThe Gambia is known to tourists as "the smiling coast of West Africa", but this masks something more troubling, as Chris Simpson has been finding out.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:18 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Muhammadu Buhari's recent comments about his wife and offers her view of what Nigeria's president got wrong.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:42:25 GMTWhen a 62-year-old Swedish woman was scammed into paying a 24-year-old Nigerian, she took an unexpected turn by going out and visiting him, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:01:26 GMTReports re-emerge that Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam. Only they were never true in the first place, writes Clare Spencer.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:22:54 GMTEthiopia's government has issued a list of the restrictions under the six-month state of emergency that was announced last week.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:46:38 GMTObservers in Nigeria say it is unlikely that Boko Haram freed 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls while getting nothing in return, writes Martin Patience.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:22:41 GMTThe BBC's Karen Allen reports on the work of public protector Thuli Madonsela, whose fight against corruption has inspired a South African public yearning for better services.