BBC News - Africa
George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'
The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.
Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks
The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.
Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize
African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.
Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing
Dozens of bodies are buried after a group of 75 people is abandoned by traffickers.
South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers'
Officials have confirmed photos of scantily dressed women were taken inside a Johannesburg jail.
Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years
Hostage Johan Gustafsson, in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says.
Diouf: Gerrard needs to know Senegal is bigger than Liverpool
Senegalese footballer El Hadji Diouf shares his unvarnished thoughts on former Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
Salif Diao: I had to sleep rough before Monaco trials
Former Senegal midfielder had to spend 10 days sleeping rough under a stadium while awaiting his trial with his first club.
El Hadji Diouf: I'm fit, sexy and helping Senegal
Senegal legend El Hadji Diouf says he's fitter than ever and enjoying life away from the pitch, advising the president on how to bring through the next generation of sport stars.
London's temporary African-inspired architecture
Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.
Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?
Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries.
Gambia's ‘deserted’ village: Why did the young men leave?
The village chief of Badibu Saaba, in The Gambia, explains how most of the young men have left. But six months after electing a new president, will things soon change?
Henry Onyekuru: Everton close to signing Nigeria striker
Everton are close to completing a £7m deal for KAS Eupen's Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru.
DR Congo's Mabiala joins Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers sign DR Congo international Larrys Mabiala from Turkish club Kayserispor.
Bertrand Traore: Lyon sign Chelsea striker for £8.8m
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore joins Lyon for a fee of £8.8m on a five-year contract.
Stanley Kwenda meets El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf had a reputation for bad behaviour as a player, but tells BBC Sport's Stanley Kwenda this was unfair.
Catherine Byaruhanga: Uganda's refugee solidarity
How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.
Martin Patience: Nigerian jailed and ransomed
Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.
If the caps fits...
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Style in the slum
His neighbours, in what is probably the world's most famous slum, stare but he doesn't care.
Rumble in the jungle
Visiting the boxers of Kinshasa, 43 years after Ali and Foreman fought in the Rumble in the Jungle.
New faces of Africa
The photographers trying to change perceptions of Africa.
Nairobi's new railway
A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.
The gospel train
For 20 years, a Christian group has held prayers on a train carriage during their one hour commute.
Tradesmen of Kumasi
Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.
River of life
Solving the water crisis for South Sudanese refugees.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's war of words with Amnesty
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the incessant duel on facts between Nigeria and Amnesty.
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's' cholera cover-up'
In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticises the Sudanese government's failure to get to grips with a cholera pandemic.
Elizabeth Ohene: Why Ghana's new word for gold miner spells trouble
In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the "galamsey" phenomenon.
Joseph Warungu: Kenyan votes for food
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at how Kenya's staple has been the source of intrigue.
No school, no play
How former Liverpool footballer Salif Diao is trying to ensure aspiring players do not abandon school to pursue a career.
What questions do you have about ambulance services where you are?
We are investigating emergency services in Africa. What questions do you have about ambulance services in your country?
'Alone with my dreams'
I went back to school after getting pregnant and I'm glad I did.
Your election questions
Listen to the Kenya Election Watch every Wednesday on the BBC Africa Today podcast.
A mother's love
Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon.
Life savers
A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.
'I lost my eye'
About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.
Border feud
Tension has mounted after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers guarding the disputed border between Eritrea and Djibouti