BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

Zimbabwe's new president Mnangagwa vows to 're-engage' with world
President Emmerson Mnangagwa vows sweeping changes, after the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe.
11/24/2017 05:23 PM
Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque
The gun and bomb assault in Sinai is the deadliest militant attack in Egypt's modern history.
11/24/2017 08:38 PM
Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled
The family of murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp say the ruling means she can now rest in peace.
11/24/2017 11:16 AM
Morocco prays for rain as shortage threatens agriculture
Demonstrations were held across the country as a lack of rainfall threatens its agriculture.
11/24/2017 11:22 PM
'Indiana Joan', 95, faces Egypt looting probe
The Australian woman is facing an investigation over her collection of Middle Eastern artefacts.
11/24/2017 12:19 PM
Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants
Rwanda says it cannot stand by as Africa migrants are "auctioned off like cattle" in Libya.
11/23/2017 11:54 AM
Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa: Mugabe 'a father and mentor'
Zimbabwe's new president paid tribute to his predecessor and promised to rebuild the country.
11/24/2017 03:53 PM
Zimbabweans share hopes under President Emmerson Mnangagwa
A pensioner, an activist and a white farmer share their hopes for the future under a new president.
11/24/2017 11:49 AM
Zimbabwe still faces an economic struggle
In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe may have gone but the country's battered economy still needs to be turned around.
11/24/2017 11:39 AM
Emmerson Mnangagwa: Who is the man known as the ‘crocodile’?
Emmerson Mnangagwa has achieved a long-held ambition to become Zimbabwe's president. But who is he?
11/24/2017 05:58 PM
'I opened my own big cat sanctuary at 16' in South Africa
Savannah Heuser fulfilled her dream of helping ill-treated lions. But in 2017, heartbreak struck.
11/24/2017 04:12 PM
What's Up Africa: The perfect gift for Grace Mugabe?
Satirist Ikenna Azuike on gifts from Robert Mugabe, Nigeria's economy and Egyptian singer Shaaima Ahmed.
11/24/2017 06:49 PM
The Gambia's NSC will defy Fifa deadline to restore federation board
The Gambia's National Sports Council says it will defy a Fifa deadline to lift the suspension of the football federation's leadership by Monday.
11/24/2017 04:30 PM
Jonathan Kodjia: Aston Villa striker sidelined for up to four months after ankle surgery
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is devastated by the loss of striker Jonathan Kodjia, who has had further ankle surgery.
11/24/2017 02:34 PM
African Footballer of the Year - meet the contenders
Find out more about the five contenders - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah.
11/11/2017 06:58 PM
Oumar Niasse: Banned Everton striker 'exaggerated normal Scott Dann contact'
Everton striker Oumar Niasse "exaggerated the effect of a normal contact" with Scott Dann according to the written reasons for his two-game ban.
11/24/2017 02:17 PM
Shingai Nyoka: What next for Zimbabwe?
Singing and celebration spring from the belief that the worst is over, our Zimbabwe correspondent writes - but is change coming?
11/24/2017 01:18 AM
Farouk Chothia: Will South Africa learn from Mugabe's fall?
South Africa's governing African National Congress has lessons to learn from the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.
11/23/2017 12:22 AM
Fergal Keane: Mugabe has gone, but will Zimbabwe change?
Zimbabweans are celebrating change, but is the old regime just getting a new face?
11/22/2017 10:20 AM
Robert Mugabe
A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.
11/21/2017 06:14 PM
Holiday home
The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.
10/28/2017 11:02 PM
Photo of butchered rhino wins top award
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
10/18/2017 12:14 AM
Wrecked lives of Kasai
Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.
09/24/2017 11:20 PM
Food security
Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.
09/19/2017 12:04 AM
One month after the mudslide
One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
09/14/2017 12:37 AM
Where 'spirits' come to life
Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life. Photographs by Charlie Northcott & Joshua Akinyemi.
08/23/2017 03:34 PM
Surviving Sierra Leone's mudslide
Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.
08/22/2017 11:05 PM
Elizabeth Ohene: How parenting in Ghana differs from the US
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks at how parenting styles in Ghana compares to those in the US.
11/15/2017 01:21 AM
Joseph Warungu: Ghana's street lawyers
Joseph Warungu marvels at how legal services are offered on Ghana's streets.
11/13/2017 01:21 AM
Yousra Elbagir: Why #MeToo won't work in Sudan
Journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at why the #MeToo hashtag was not widely used in Sudan.
10/25/2017 11:28 PM
Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria is struggling to educate its children
Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?
10/17/2017 11:20 PM
Seedy outfits, soldier selfies
A selection of this week's best photos of Africans and Africa.
11/23/2017 06:22 PM
'Real fight'
How Senegal's quiet but steely Sadio Mane went from Africa Cup of Nations heartbreak to World Cup delight.
11/23/2017 11:59 PM
Help is on its way!
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.
11/24/2017 12:03 AM
Mystery downfall
After a dramatic week in Zimbabwe, questions remain unanswered about Robert Mugabe's downfall.
11/22/2017 07:38 PM
One-man team?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a family man following in his father's footsteps to boost his country's global profile.
11/23/2017 12:08 AM
Why China matters
The news that the head of Zimbabwe's military visited China days before it took power has sparked questions.
11/20/2017 12:22 AM
Family affair
With Robert Mugabe's hopes of handing power to his wife over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa?
11/19/2017 12:39 AM
Emmerson Mnangagwa: Will he be different from Mugabe?
How different might Emmerson Mnangagwa be from Robert Mugabe, as president of Zimbabwe?
11/24/2017 07:34 AM
Zimbabwean's hopes and fears for the future
Momentous changes in Zimbabwe have left some asking: What next? What happens after Mugabe?
11/24/2017 01:20 AM
In pictures: Mnangagwa sworn in
Crowds gathered in a stadium in the country's capital to see their new president.
11/24/2017 12:49 PM
Mugabe: 'Zimbabwe's last political king'
Zimbabwe's ruling party is intent on retaining power after the earthquake of Robert Mugabe's overthrow.
11/23/2017 05:58 PM
Emmerson Mnangagwa: The 'crocodile' who snapped back
Zimbabwe's new president has had a volatile political career.
11/24/2017 09:44 AM
Zanu-PF purges itself to win back trust
Zimbabwe's ruling party is intent on retaining power after the earthquake of Robert Mugabe's overthrow.
11/22/2017 06:31 PM
Five ways to revive Zimbabwe’s economy
The measures needed to get the country's finances off life-support and into recovery mode.
11/22/2017 01:26 PM