Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:41:29 GMTProperty developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian poll heralds new hope for the country.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:25 GMTUp to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:47:27 GMTRival militias battle each other in Libya's capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:52:09 GMTAn investigation into a charity run by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba finds "no evidence of fraud or corruption" but says it may have "misled" donors.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:17:58 GMTEthnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, a UN panel says, warning of possible genocide.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:17:34 GMTThe Gambia bans the internet and international phone calls, as President Jammeh seeks a fifth term.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:32:16 GMTAs Gambia's Yahya Jammeh suffers shock defeat in elections, a look back at his controversial 22-year rule.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:56:17 GMTOpposition supporters give their reaction to news that Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's president of 22 years, has been defeated in elections by property developer, Adama Barrow.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:24:35 GMTHunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:11:11 GMTCaleb Mutombo was born severely disabled and weighs less than 40kg but is a successful bodybuilder in South Africa.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:40:56 GMTZoleka Mandela wishes her grandfather was still alive to see her putting her life back together.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:10 GMTThe economy is in the spotlight as Ghana builds up for pivotal elections.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:26:00 GMTHosts Cameroon go into the women's Nations Cup final on Saturday aiming to win their first title and avenge two previous defeats by Nigeria.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:38:48 GMTFormer Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho is appointed Gabon coach, just over a month before they will host the Nations Cup.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:38:45 GMTPrincess Kasune is one of Zambia's most outspoken Aids activists and was recently elected to become its first publicly known HIV-positive MP.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:38:48 GMTA major survey into global football shows that African footballers are often subjected to abuse, poor pay and job insecurity.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:18:35 GMTTaps seize to flow as water shortage hits Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:19:01 GMTThis year's Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria brings together well-known photographers and their take on identity in Africa.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:45 GMTAfter nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.
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.
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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:31:16 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene explains the hidden meanings of parables during election season.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:49:53 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at why it is a good idea for Nigeria to reintroduce history as a school subject.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:06:37 GMT#BringBackOurGirls was a global campaign to free girls and women who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Now some are free, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what lies ahead for them.
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.
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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:05:15 GMTThe palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:40:29 GMTWhat role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMTA selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:45:54 GMTThe life story of Gambian property developer Adama Barrow, who has pulled off a Trumpian shock with his election win.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:40:23 GMTNelson Mandela's granddaughter speaks about how she has turned her life around and wishes her grandfather could see her now.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:07 GMTIf you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:24:09 GMTPalliative care nurse Lucy Finch talks about how witnessing an agonising death led her to set up Malawi's first hospice.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:50:04 GMTIn our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani recalls how she was banned from speaking her mother tongue.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:07:22 GMTFidel Castro, who died on Friday, played a crucial role in shaping southern Africa, writes Richard Dowden.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:43:36 GMTThree female cartoonists from North Africa depict how the practice of male guardianship continues to affect women's lives in their countries.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:32:00 GMTThe revelation that a South African pastor has been spraying insecticide on his church members in a healing ritual has shocked many but he is not the only self-styled pastor in Africa to resort to highly questionable practices.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:49:17 GMTDuring a year of anti-government protests throughout Ethiopia, its global diaspora has been deeply involved.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:55:46 GMTTanzania's motorcycle taxis are often associated with deadly road accidents but one trainee doctor is adding a life-saving chapter to the bikers' story, writes Ross Velton.