BBC News - Africa
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency
President Omar al-Bashir dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors.
Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term
National demonstrations sparked as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, looks to extend his rule.
Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban
A government report recommends lifting a four-year ban on hunting elephants.
Nigerian elections: Voters taken through Boko Haram danger zone
Witnesses tell the BBC they were taken home from refugee camps despite the threat from Boko Haram.
Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?
Senegal election 2019: What do youth want from their president?
Young voters tell us what whey want from their president ahead of elections on 24 February.
Yasir Arman: Omar al-Bashir is 'politically dead'
Sudanese opposition politician Yasir Arman says the president's 30 year rule will come to an end.
Kenyan father tried to smuggle baby from hospital due to unpaid bills
Boniface Murage's baby daughter was being held in a Kenyan hospital over unpaid medical bills.
The mystery behind Ethiopia's 'father of bees'
Gosa Taffese has a beehive in his front room and the insects follow him on his travels as well.
Nairobi parkour runner on why it should be in the Olympics
Michael has been doing flips since seeing parkour videos on YouTube.
Chelsea transfer ban: Club to appeal against Fifa decision
Chelsea have been banned from signings during the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa announces.
Adel Taarabt: Benfica confirm Moroccan's return to first-team training
Morocco international Adel Taarabt returns to Benfica first-team training after a seven-month spell with the reserves, manager Bruno Lage confirms.
The Gambian Federation lose appeal over Olufade eligibility
Caf dismisses the Gambia Football Federation's appeal over the eligibility of Togo defender Adewale Oloufade.
Fifa tells Cameroon to ensure players are paid
Cameroon's football federation investigates Fifa concerns that some players in the country's top two leagues have not been paid for several months.
Emmanuel Boateng: Ghana international leaves Levante for China's Dalian Yifang
Ghana international forward Emmanuel Boateng, 22, joins Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang from Spanish La Liga side Levante.
Dickens Olewe: Is Africa going backwards on democracy?
More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate".
Louise Dewast: Will Senegal be bowled over by big projects?
Can a big new bridge, train and museum convince Senegal to vote for Macky Sall as president again?
Mayeni Jones: Who benefits from Nigeria's election delay?
The top contenders have both cried foul over the delay, accusing each other of trying to rig the vote.
The artist giving leaders a bad hair day
How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.
In Pictures: Pain and ecstasy at the Lagos marathon
Battling heat and humidity to complete the marathon in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
No traffic in Addis Ababa as Ethiopia marks Car Free Day
The Ethiopian capital marks Car Free Day to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution.
The African churches of London
Reuters photographer Simon Dawson captures African Christian communities in London.
The horsemen making a living on Lagos beach Nigeria
The young people who make a living from taking people for horse rides on Nigeria's beaches.
Drums, trumpets and prayer in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrate Timket, or Epiphany, marking the baptism of Jesus.
Reunions, tears and red lips in 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this year.
Queues amid floods in DR Congo vote
Some of the best images from the day as people vote for a successor to Joseph Kabila.
Elizabeth Ohene: The fashion faux pas of bullet-proof vests
Body armour, like that worn by DR Congo's new president, can save lives but presents problems if you want to be discreet.
Waihiga Mwaura: What is it like to report a terror attack?
Kenyan TV presenter Waihiga Mwaura looks back at traumatic week following the hotel siege in Nairobi.
Brian Hungwe: Zimbabwe's fuel woes
Brian Hungwe reflects on the impact of inflation on the the lives of Zimbabweans.
Zeinab Mohammed Salih: Why people keep cash under the mattress in Sudan
The wave of protests threatening President Bashir's 30-year rule have been caused by an economic decline.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: 'Guilty until proven innocent in Nigeria'
Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the naming, shaming and parading of police suspects in Nigeria.
Elizabeth Ohene: Africa's history makers in 2018
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy has made 2018 a year to remember, writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene.
Sola Odunfa: How Nigeria's elite avoid 'bad education'
Journalist Sola Odunfa reflects on a controversial proposal to ban young Nigerians from completing their education abroad.
Brian Hungwe: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits
Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore.
Nigeria elections 2019: Is the country prepared?
Election officials prepare for the poll this Saturday after a one-week delay.
Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 February 2019
A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.
‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’
On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but the hangman always stopped work before it was his turn.
The bakeries of Bamako in Mali
Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako. Mali.
Letter from Africa: How 'cheating husbands' are linked to Sudan's protests
Why women in Sudan have taken anti-government demonstrations to heart by using Facebook to expose abuse.
The blind climbers of Kilimanjaro
The day seven blind trekkers reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Why no-one tackles Liberia's leader
What happens when a footballer becomes president? Players don't want to take him on.
Niger man deported by Israel marooned in Ethiopian airport
A man from Niger expelled from Israel has been stranded at an airport in Ethiopia since November.
Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa
How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?