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Mohamed Salah: The night the 'phenomenal' Liverpool man downed Roma

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:37:14 GMT

Mohamed Salah was named England's best player at the weekend. On Tuesday, he established himself as one of Europe's finest. Next step: the world?

Israel scraps plan to forcibly deport African migrants

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:03:57 GMT

The government writes to the Supreme Court that forced migrant removal "is no longer on the agenda".

Kenya dams 'a flood risk' after heavy rains

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:17:22 GMT

Some 200,000 people have already been displaced because of flooding, staying in schools or open areas.

French tycoon held over 'Africa corruption'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:58:52 GMT

Vincent Bolloré is questioned by police near Paris over contracts to run ports in Guinea and Togo.

Pimpin' rides, Uganda-style

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:35:11 GMT

The Ugandan entrepreneur finding success using African fabric to style car interiors.

Crossing Divides: Nigeria tin mine heals ancient wounds

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:12:57 GMT

Despite a history of tension and violence, some Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers in Nigeria now work together.

Adama Barrow: Gambia politics 'fragile' but progressing

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:35:15 GMT

The system was "polluted" with bad laws but things are improving, says the country's president.

PFA Player of the Year 2017-18: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:03:59 GMT

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18.

How one woman was shunned for having cancer but found a 'new family'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:27:27 GMT

This Kenyan woman was rejected by friends and family after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Is East Africa ready for kitenge Fridays?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:04:28 GMT

The East African Community has recommended that people in the region wear colourful cotton fabric on Fridays.

Former France and Ivory Coast coach Michel dies

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:47:54 GMT

Former France midfielder Henri Michel, who coached eight countries during a 30-year managerial career, has died aged 70.

77 applicants for vacant Cameroon coaching position

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:32:32 GMT

Former France coach Raymond Domenech and ex-Wales boss John Toshack are among 77 applicants for Cameroon's vacant managerial post.

Ahmed Hegazi: West Brom defender will not be charged over Danny Ings clash

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:12:47 GMT

West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi will not be charged after appearing to punch Liverpool's Danny Ings during Saturday's 2-2 draw.

SA Premier League promises increased security following fan violence

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:55:48 GMT

South Africa's Premier Soccer League promises increased security at domestic matches, following crowd violence at a Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward voted PFA Player of the Year 2017-18

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:32:15 GMT

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is voted the PFA Player of the Year for 2017-18, with Leroy Sane picking up the young player award

Dickens Olewe: The country where a blogging permit costs $900

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:02:09 GMT

The country where a blogging permit costs $900. Some accuse Tanzania of muzzling critics.

Oluwashina Okeleji: Arsene Wenger's African legacy

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:49:10 GMT

As Arsene Wenger prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years, he leaves a legacy of signing and nurturing some of Africa's top stars.

Yemisi Adegoke: Why some Nigerians give 10% of their pay to the church

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:54:41 GMT

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.

Winnie Mandela memorial

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:34:50 GMT

Thousands attend a memorial service in South Africa to pay tribute to anti-apartheid activist.

The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:32:27 GMT

Ahead of Easter, the BBC's Frank Gardner visits the churches of Ethiopia.

Water power: How one pump is helping an entire community

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:26:49 GMT

In Niger, the presence of clean water is helping to wash away some of a village's worries.

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.

Elizabeth Ohene: 'Why I loved Winnie Mandela, warts and all'

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:08:38 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene on her admiration for the anti-apartheid campaigner.

Joseph Warungu: The handshake that left millions of Kenyans confused

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:08:03 GMT

Joseph Warungu reflects on the plight of Kenyan opposition supporters after their leader reconciled with his political nemesis.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: 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.

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.

Crossing Divides: Can Nigeria's new tin mine heal ancient wounds?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:13:12 GMT

Old rifts between farmers and herders have led to conflict, but a new tin mine may heal the wounds.

Letter from Africa: The country that took 50 years to change its name

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:14:13 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene supports the name eSwatini, but suggests "land of many wives".

Crossing Divides: Kenya jail's 'mindful' scheme aims to bring sides closer

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:23:16 GMT

Kenya's prisons are beset by violence, but deep breathing brings some inmates and guards closer.

Africans tackle Hong Kong prejudice with football

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:28:18 GMT

A team of African asylum seekers, All Black FC, hope football can change their lives in Hong Kong.

Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:15:45 GMT

How one girl started an app to stop harassment of students on the commute to school in Tanzania.

Africa's week in pictures: 13-19 April 2018

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:18:42 GMT

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

Swaziland: What happens when a country changes its name

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:32:38 GMT

Swaziland's king has decided to change the country's name to eSwatini, but what does this entail?

The holiday village run by spies

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:25:32 GMT

An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.

The music legend who drives a taxi

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:29:20 GMT

This Washington taxi driver has a big secret - he is a musical star who composes in his car.