BBC News - Africa
Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.
Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal
A group of MPs says French nuclear giant is solely responsible for a controversial $320m deal.
Manchester United tribute to Nigerian fans killed in Calabar
Players will wear black armbands in honour of fans electrocuted watching match on TV.
DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
Pope Francis visits bombed Coptic church during Egypt visit
Francis is on a short visit to Egypt, where he has urged religious leaders to help end violence.
Raila Odinga chosen to challenge president in Kenya vote
This will be the fourth time that veteran politician Raila Odinga runs for president.
Why Oba of Lagos 'snubbing' Ooni of Ife shocked Nigeria
In a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.
The 'cardinal's' tips on how to become a fashion king
'Cardinal' Ekoumany is the President of the Ivory Coast Sapeurs. Video produced by Daniel South
Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows
The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa's donkey population halve in the past 20 years.
How I smuggle people from Nigeria to Europe
Meet one of the men involved in trafficking people from Nigeria to Libya as they make their way to Europe.
Somali trader's life in South Africa
A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.
The Gambia's President Adama Barrow on his first 100 days
Adama Barrow took power in The Gambia 100 days ago - what has he achieved?
The island where pregnant girls were sent to die
When Mauda Kyitaragabirwe got pregnant in pre-independence Uganda, her parents sent her to Punishment Island, with the expectation she would die there.
Muntari reports 'racist abuse', is booked and walks off
Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari walks off the pitch in protest after being booked during Pescara's Serie A game at Cagliari.
South Sudan defeat Somalia in CHAN
South Sudan defeat Somalia to join Madagascar and Mauritius in the next round of regional qualifiers for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Lazio win at Roma as Diao scores twice
Juventus are four points away from a sixth successive Serie A title after nearest challengers Roma lost the Derby della Capitale to Lazio.
Dickens Olewe: What Kenya's chaotic primaries tell us about August poll
There has been violence, allegations of vote-rigging and organisational problems.
Alastair Leithead: Zuma is down but never out
South Africa is in for a rough ride as the ruling ANC prepares to choose President Jacob Zuma's successor.
Catherine Byaruhanga: DR Congo's voodoo rebels
Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
Tradesmen of Kumasi
Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.
River of life
Solving the water crisis for South Sudanese refugees.
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.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Price of sinning
In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.
Elizabeth Ohene: Remembering Kathy
Elizabeth Ohene reminisces about meeting the late South African anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada.
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's 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.
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.
'I saw my sister drown'
Most Nigerians are not fleeing conflict but are economic migrants in search of jobs and opportunities.
Africa's week in pictures: 21-27 April 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Punishment Island
Mauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet her.
State of anxiety
One of the region's oldest Christian communities is living in fear after attacks.
Welcome online
Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time.
Ill-gotten gains?
In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the discovery of mystery cash piles in Nigeria.
Culture clash
In our series of letters from African journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudanese are using social media to celebrate and express their African identity.
Smartphone pitfalls
Are smartphones empowering poor Kenyans or simply causing more problems than they solve?