BBC News - Africa
South Sudan attack 'could hinder aid deliveries'
"Shocking" killing of aid workers is causing charities to re-assess famine relief in South Sudan.
Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman
A judge says no evidence warrants detaining the pregnant woman and frees her after five weeks in custody.
Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism
Tanzania's president "loves" a rap song which had led to the arrest of the artist, who is now free.
Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200
The migrants had been hoping to reach Italy when the boat capsized off Egypt's coast last September.
Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo
About 40 were killed when a police convoy was ambushed in the central province of Kasai.,
UK visa problems halt African friendly
Nigeria's friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London is called off after several Burkina Faso players fail to gain entry visas for the UK.
ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims
Ex-Congolese militia leader ordered to pay $1m (£800,000), but he is broke.
What's Up Africa: Pastor Doom? Why not Pastor Whipped cream?
What's Up Africa: Were customs officers left a little red-faced at Johannesburg Airport?
It's miraculous, says South Africa's spinach king
Lufefe Nomjana grows, bakes and sells healthy spinach bread and juices in his local community.
South African astrologer fights to legalise 'magic' mushrooms
An astrologer in South Africa is fighting to get "magic" mushrooms legalised for use in spiritual ceremonies.
Why mix earthworms and cocoa shells?
The Ivorian farmers benefiting from a unique, but labour intensive, blend of compost.
How cricket is helping to heal Rwanda
Audifax Byiringiro, a Rwandan cricketer, tells his harrowing story of escaping the 1994 genocide and how cricket has helped play a part in the healing process.
Zimbabwe's cash-strapped tobacco farms
Small-scale tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have little to invest due to poor profit margins and a weak economy.
Ghana's former video analyst Gerard Nus ends protest
A former member of Ghana's coaching team, Gerard Nus, ends his sit-in protest as he is paid all his bonuses by the football association.
Watford's Isaac Success aims for World Cup with Nigeria
Watford striker Isaac Success is determined to help Nigeria qualify for the 2018 World Cup after making his senior debut for the Super Eagles.
Thomas Fessy: What is behind Congo police beheadings?
Up to 400 people have reportedly been killed in the central DR Congo province of Kasai - what is going on?
Ijeoma Ndukwe: Is Nigerian Fanta and Sprite safe to drink?
A recent court case in Nigeria highlights concerns that locally made drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption.
Milton Nkosi: Colonialism tweets undermine SA opposition
Colonial tweets by former party leader could end South African opposition party's chances of winning the next election.
Living with volcanoes
The archipelago where the landscape is idyllic but life tough.
World's vainest people?
How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
Nigeria's soot city
A mysterious case of pollution has turned Port Harcourt, known as "The Garden City", into a city covered in soot.
Saving Zanzibar
A group of local artisans is trying to preserve their island's buildings.
Drought battle
Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.
Africa's 2016 in pictures
A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.
Preserving rural Mali
Photographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the "internet generation", and before this way of life disappears entirely.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: US state of mind
How Nigerians obsess about life in the US
Sola Odunfa: Do Nigerians go on holiday?
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa examines the attitude of Nigerians to holidaying, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari has spent more than a month on "medical vacation" in the UK.
Elizabeth Ohene: 'Joining the desperadoes'
Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians' wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad.
Yousra Elbagir: Global pariah
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sudanese columnist Yousra Elbagir explains what it is like to live in a country subject to US sanctions.
Banned from school
Photographs of the young girls banned from attending school
Off the handle
Spare a thought for those who are given troublesome names. In Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices.
Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Uncensored poets
In our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.
‘Vegetable ivory’
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
The face of hunger
Family portraits from the heart of the hunger crisis in Somaliland.
'Made in Morocco'
We track a single item of clothing to see just where it goes before it ends up in the shop.
Reality Check
Kenya's civil servants receive more tax revenue than those in other sub-Saharan African countries.