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Zimbabwe: Crowds gather to see Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:52:39 GMT

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be inaugurated, amid calls for an end to the "culture of corruption".

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:54:44 GMT

Rwanda says it cannot stand by as Africa migrants are "auctioned off like cattle" in Libya.

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:29:50 GMT

The bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers in eastern Adamawa state.

Angola purge 'hailed by rapper Luaty Beirao'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:00:30 GMT

President Lourenco, known as "JLo", sacks his police boss, spy chief and Africa's richest woman.

Egypt singer held for 'inciting debauchery' in music video

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:33:14 GMT

Shyma, who was filmed eating a banana while in her underwear, is held for "inciting debauchery".

Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:15:20 GMT

The main opposition has rejected the ruling, saying it will not recognise the new government.

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:37:34 GMT

The incident occurred as a charity aid was distributing aid in the town of Sidi Boulaalam.

Tsvangirai issues warning to Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:56:10 GMT

Leader of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party, Morgan Tsvangirai, warns of a "power retention agenda".

Africa's first roller skating world champion

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:42:42 GMT

Africa's first roller skating world champion says he wants to win 10 titles.

Zimbabwe crisis: Looking for Grace Mugabe in her heartland

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:53:18 GMT

Meet the Zimbabweans who say that Grace Mugabe seized their land.

Mnangagwa: We want to grow Zimbabwe economy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:07:09 GMT

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa tells supporters he wants to to boost the economy and create jobs.

Forty-three migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:56:44 GMT

The rescue vessel rescued 43 migrants attempting to cross to Europe.

'Free': Zimbabwe's day of celebration

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:02:47 GMT

Celebrations continued into the night after Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign as president came to an end.

Sadio Mane: How Senegal's quiet but steely star has shone for club and country

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:59:39 GMT

How Senegal's quiet but steely Sadio Mane went from Africa Cup of Nations heartbreak to World Cup delight.

Fifa sets deadline for lifting of suspension of The Gambia federation leadership

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:34:00 GMT

Fifa sets a deadline for The Gambia's National Sports Council to reverse its decision to suspend the leadership of the country's football federation.

Senegal achieve highest ever Fifa World Ranking

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:11:18 GMT

Senegal reach 23 on November's Fifa World Rankings, their highest ever position after they qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals.

African Footballer of the Year - meet the contenders

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:58:58 GMT

Find out more about the five contenders - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah.

Shingai Nyoka: What next for Zimbabwe?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:18:45 GMT

Singing and celebration spring from the belief that the worst is over, our Zimbabwe correspondent writes - but is change coming?

Farouk Chothia: Will South Africa learn from Mugabe's fall?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:22:53 GMT

South Africa's governing African National Congress has lessons to learn from the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

Fergal Keane: Mugabe has gone, but will Zimbabwe change?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:20:32 GMT

Zimbabweans are celebrating change, but is the old regime just getting a new face?

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.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:14:57 GMT

A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Wrecked lives of Kasai

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:20:41 GMT

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Food security

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:56 GMT

Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

One month after the mudslide

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:37:59 GMT

One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Where 'spirits' come to life

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:34:46 GMT

Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life. Photographs by Charlie Northcott & Joshua Akinyemi.

Surviving Sierra Leone's mudslide

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:05:46 GMT

Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.

Elizabeth Ohene: How parenting in Ghana differs from the US

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:21:24 GMT

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks at how parenting styles in Ghana compares to those in the US.

Joseph Warungu: Ghana's street lawyers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:21:19 GMT

Joseph Warungu marvels at how legal services are offered on Ghana's streets.

Yousra Elbagir: Why #MeToo won't work in Sudan

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:28:13 GMT

Journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at why the #MeToo hashtag was not widely used in Sudan.

Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria is struggling to educate its children

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:20:55 GMT

Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?

Seedy outfits, soldier selfies

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:22:52 GMT

A selection of this week's best photos of Africans and Africa.

Help is on its way!

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:03:59 GMT

Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.

One-man team?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:08:59 GMT

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a family man following in his father's footsteps to boost his country's global profile.

Tragedy to trophies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:50:17 GMT

AFOTY nominee Victor Moses lost his parents at 11 and arrived in London with no English before finding success in football.

Why China matters

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:22:19 GMT

The news that the head of Zimbabwe's military visited China days before it took power has sparked questions.

Lifetime of politics

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.

Family affair

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:39:09 GMT

With Robert Mugabe's hopes of handing power to his wife over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa?

1 to 231 million

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:07:25 GMT

The statistics that explain how things have got so bad in Zimbabwe.

Five things

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:47:23 GMT

Five things you need to know about the background to Zimbabwe's political crisis.

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Will he be different from Mugabe?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:34:39 GMT

How different might Emmerson Mnangagwa be from Robert Mugabe, as president of Zimbabwe?

Mugabe: 'Zimbabwe's last political king'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:58:30 GMT

Zimbabwe's ruling party is intent on retaining power after the earthquake of Robert Mugabe's overthrow.

Zimbabwean's hopes and fears for the future

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:20:47 GMT

Momentous changes in Zimbabwe have left some asking: What next? What happens after Mugabe?

Emmerson Mnangagwa: The 'crocodile' who snapped back

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:11:02 GMT

Zimbabwe's president-to-be has had a volatile political career.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: ‘We need fairness not corruption’

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:06:41 GMT

These young Zimbabweans have lived all their lives with Robert Mugabe as leader.

Zanu-PF purges itself to win back trust

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:31:07 GMT

Zimbabwe's ruling party is intent on retaining power after the earthquake of Robert Mugabe's overthrow.

Zimbabwe: Mysteries remain about Mugabe's downfall

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:38:00 GMT

After a dramatic week in Zimbabwe, questions remain unanswered about Robert Mugabe's downfall.

Five ways to revive Zimbabwe’s economy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:26:39 GMT

The measures needed to get the country's finances off life-support and into recovery mode.