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Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:18:05 GMT

Police say most victims were sex workers who had been raped and strangled.

Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:28:59 GMT

Four men are arrested in Casablanca, after a video emerged showing a woman being assaulted on a bus.

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:20:34 GMT

Arrests are made after a KwaZulu-Natal man complained to police he was "tired" of eating human flesh.

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:35:24 GMT

President Buhari urges Nigerians to unite on his return from three months of medical leave in the UK.

Grace Mugabe: South Africa immunity decision condemned

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:30:40 GMT

South Africa's main opposition party accuses the government of protecting its "dodgy friends".

BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:55:28 GMT

The World Service launches online and social media in Pidgin to serve audiences across West and Central Africa.

Jollof rice: West Africa’s culinary king?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:09:43 GMT

Food lovers in Nigeria have been attending the inaugural Jollof festival in the commercial capital Lagos.

Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down after 38 years

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:33:34 GMT

Jose Eduardo dos Santos is stepping down after 38 years as president of Angola but is he really giving up power?

Libya crisis: Benghazi shootings video mars 'victory'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:40:57 GMT

Just weeks after the Libyan city was declared liberated from Islamists, footage shows more bloodshed.

Can these super-crops feed Africa?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:36:48 GMT

Africa's population is set to boom over the next few decades - reaching 2.5 billion people by 2050. Scientists in Kenya are trying to find ways of growing enough food for everyone.

Olajumoke: 'Tinie Tempah photobomb transformed my life'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:01:34 GMT

How a moment of pure chance turned a bread-seller into a national celebrity and model in Nigeria.

Lagos: The megacity set to triple by 2050

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:57:54 GMT

Lagos is Africa’s largest city, with an estimated 21 million residents - and it's growing fast.

Eniola Aluko: Chelsea 'commend' England striker after 'bullying' claims

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:16:13 GMT

Chelsea "commend" Eniola Aluko for "speaking of her experiences" after she accused England boss Mark Sampson of "bullying and discrimination".

Celtic: Ajax Cape Town announce that deal agreed to sell Rivaldo Coetzee

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:45:48 GMT

Ajax Cape Town announce they have reached a deal to sell Rivaldo Coetzee to Celtic, pending a medical and work permit application.

Egypt amends rules on overseas players

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:43:13 GMT

The Egypt Football Association amends its rules on the number of overseas players clubs can sign and the status of Syrians and Palestinians.

Alastair Leithead: Lagos' growing pains

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:44:11 GMT

Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?

Umaru Fofana: Cry Sierra Leone

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:30:51 GMT

Reporter Umaru Fofana reflects on a week that saw horrific mudslide and flooding in the capital, Freetown.

Alex Duval Smith: Mali's fragile peace deal

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:43:10 GMT

The BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports on how the return of conflict is redefining life in northern Mali.

Piers Edwards: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:20:39 GMT

Triple jumper Tosin Oke outlines his frustrations as an athlete battling the Nigerian and international federations that govern the sport.

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.

Nairobi's new railway

Wed, 31 May 2017 12:30:42 GMT

A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.

The gospel train

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:04:24 GMT

For 20 years, a Christian group has held prayers on a train carriage during their one hour commute.

Tradesmen of Kumasi

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:14:15 GMT

Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.

Elizabeth Ohene: Why I don't love dogs

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:32:04 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her lack of passion for dogs.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Boko Haram love

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:25:47 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why women abducted by Boko Haram and then released would choose to return to their captors.

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.

Long goodbye

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:27:13 GMT

Angolans go to the polls on Wednesday as President Dos Santos steps down after 38 years in power.


Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:53:56 GMT

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

Desperate straits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:34 GMT

More migrants now head for Spain from the "Tangier Triangle" in Morocco, as Gavin Lee reports.

Collecting corpses

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:41:31 GMT

Volunteers are working to prevent rotting human remains causing a health emergency.

Distress calls

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:49:44 GMT

Italian prosecutors are investigating him and others for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.