BBC News - Africa
Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018.
Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row
The army earlier accused the UN children's agency of spying for Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria.
'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.
UK schoolgirls assaulted in Ghana 'given specialist support'
The girls, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were sexually assaulted at gunpoint.
Somalia violence: Deadly Baidoa clashes over Robow arrest
At least 11 people are reported killed in Baidoa following the arrest of a former al-Shabab chief.
US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence
The US national security adviser says they are using underhand methods to expand their influence.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi on her Nigerian inspiration for the movement
Opal Tometi, who co-founded the movement, says visiting Nigeria as a child changed her life.
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward wins BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah wins the 2018 BBC Africa Footballer of the Year award.
From Ebola survivor to trainee doctor
Five years ago, Daniel lost everything to Ebola. Now he's training to become a doctor.
Kenyan model: 'I won't wear make-up to hide my scars'
Claudiah Wanjiru says that after a difficult journey her scars have made her beautiful.
The Nigerian female superbiker 'forgetting stereotypes'
Lolu Tenabe is one of the only female superbike riders in Nigeria.
I play for Tunisia, but still consider myself Irish - Ayman Mohamed
Born in London, raised in Dublin and now based in Africa, Tunisia international Ayman Ben Mohamed has travelled an unusual road to this month's Fifa Club World Cup.
Ivory Coast appeals to Court of Arbitration for Sport over 2021 Afcon
The Ivorian Football Federation appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against an alleged decision by Caf to strip the country of the 2021 Nations Cup.
Fifa Club World Cup: Global challenge awaits Ayman Ben Mohamed
Born in London, raised in Dublin and now a Tunisia international, Ayman Ben Mohamed has travelled an unusual road to this month's Fifa Club World Cup.
Caf Awards 2018: Three Africa-based players make 10-man shortlist
Three Africa-based players make the 10-man shortlist for this year's Confederation of African Football (Caf) Men's Player of the Year awards.
Egypt FA in U-turn over 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bid
The Egypt FA now says it is interested in bidding to stage the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, pending government approval.
Tunisia name Frenchman Alain Giresse as new coach
Former France international Alain Giresse takes over as coach of Tunisia's national team to replace the sacked Faouzi Benzarti.
Anne Soy: How foreign powers have stopped Somali pirates
Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy.
Catherine Byaruhanga: From revelry to tragedy on Uganda party boat
Six survivors speak about how a day of revelry turned into tragedy in Uganda as a party boat sank.
Luke Reddy: Ghana boxer's rise from homeless to world success
From training in parks to sleeping on a gym floor, WBO world super-bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe is now set for Madison Square Garden.
The devastating effects of drought and severe weather in Mozambique
Mário Macilau has produced a photo series on the people of Mozambique effected by severe weather
Ghana's red-hot funerals: Buried in a chilli pepper
A car, a plane, or a chilli pepper - what kind of coffin do you want to be buried in?
In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road'
The artist who carpets streets in Accra with huge tapestries of yellow plastic squares.
Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert
Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures South Africa's wild flower phenomenon.
How one DR Congo town is coping with Ebola outbreak
Ebola: DR Congo health workers fight to contain virus, as new outbreak claims more lives
Migrant crisis: Life and death on a Spanish rescue boat in Mediterranean
A photographer spent 29 days on board a Spanish rescue boat off the coast of Libya
The forest beekeepers of Zanzibar
Using honey to boost the income of the archipelago's residents.
In pictures: ‘This is the Sudan I want to show’
Sudanese photographer Ola Alsheikh shares her favourite shots from her hometown, Khartoum.
The details of life in a refugee camp
Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures small details that reflect the lives of refugees who have fled South Sudan.
Elizabeth Ohene: How to get Ghanaians to pay their taxes
Ghana's government should ban funerals for people who refuse to pay taxes, writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene.
Brian Hungwe: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits
Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore.
Zeinab Mohammed Salih: Fashion police shave off afros
Dress is a touchy subject in Sudan, where fashion can get you into trouble - now men are being targeted.
Mannir Dan Ali: A young country for old men
Why have Nigeria's main parties both chosen septuagenarian presidential candidates?
DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?
DR Congo is using e-voting for the first time, but is it a secure system?
In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity
Ethiopia brings together the more than 80 national or ethnic groups that live in the country in a celebration of diversity.
Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women
Joseph Warungu says the struggle for gender equality in Kenyan politics is failing on many fronts.
Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations
China helped build the museum with a donation of about $34m (£27m).
Kenya's Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant
The Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant in Nairobi aims to support those with the hereditary condition.
Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.
Burundi: Inside the secret killing house
Former agents say Burundi's security services are running secret torture and detention sites to silence dissent.
South Africa: Taking on a mining firm and winning
After a decade-long battle, a small South African community stopped its land being turned into a titanium mine.