BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects
Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.
02/19/2018 01:50 PM
Mozambique rubbish mound collapse 'kills 17' as homes are crushed
Heavy rains brings down a pile of waste onto homes in Maputo - with more victims feared trapped.
02/19/2018 03:18 PM
Nigerian footballer dies in car crash
Top Nigerian club Kano Pillars announce the death of 28-year-old defender Chinedu Udoji in a car crash.
02/19/2018 12:42 PM
More Africans should try winter sports, says Togolese cross-country skier
Togolese cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean says more Africans should compete in the Winter Olympics.
02/19/2018 09:10 AM
BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria
The World Service launches online and social media in Igbo and Yoruba for audiences in Nigeria.
02/19/2018 08:04 AM
Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare
President Emerson Mnangagwa calls on Zimbabweans to unite around the opposition leader's memory.
02/18/2018 04:21 PM
Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith
In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.
02/19/2018 01:35 AM
Nnamdi Kanu: Wife begs Nigerian government for information
Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement leader, has not been seen since last year.
02/19/2018 01:38 PM
'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo
The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees. Some are finding sanctuary in Uganda.
02/17/2018 12:41 AM
Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o on 'reimagining Africa'
Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o talks exclusively to BBC Africa about what the film means for the continent.
02/16/2018 03:57 PM
Winter Olympics 2018: Last but still dancing - Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong entertains skeleton fans
Despite finishing last in the men's skeleton Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong wins the hearts of the fans in Pyeongchang and celebrates the end of his Winter Olympics with a dance.
02/16/2018 03:27 AM
Cyril Ramaphosa: The long road to power in South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa's new president. He was an activist as a student and went on to work closely with Nelson Mandela.
02/15/2018 04:50 PM
Paul Put resigns as coach of Kenya's Harambee Stars
Kenya's Football Federation announces that Paul Put has resigned as coach of the Harambee Stars for personal reasons.
02/19/2018 02:38 PM
More than 80 applications for Guinea coach
Guinea have more than 80 candidates applying to become the new national coach, according to the country's football authority (Feguifoot).
02/18/2018 01:19 PM
Fifa inspectors to visit Rwanda for Under-17 World Cup bid
Fifa will send a two-man delegation to Rwanda next week to inspect the country's facilities as they bid to host the 2019 Under-17 World Cup.
02/17/2018 04:46 PM
Ellyes Skhiri commits his international future to Tunisia
Montpellier midfielder Ellyes Skhiri commits his international future to Tunisia after talks with the country's football federation (FTF).
02/17/2018 12:26 PM
Fergal Keane: Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership
The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires.
02/17/2018 03:42 PM
Emmanuel Igunza: Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa
A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.
02/16/2018 12:51 PM
Elizabeth Blunt: Liberia's church massacre survivors seek justice
Survivors of the worst single atrocity of Liberia's civil war in 1990 bring a perpetrator to court.
02/12/2018 08:02 PM
The street dancers who dream big
The street dancers in Sierra Leone who are using their talent to try to make a living.
02/06/2018 12:50 AM
Memories and beauty captured in Africa
Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.
01/17/2018 01:33 AM
In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival
The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.
01/07/2018 12:06 AM
Africa's year in pictures 2017
A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.
12/29/2017 12:23 AM
Through the lens: The photographers capturing Africa's year
African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.
12/25/2017 12:51 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
Elizabeth Ohene: Why there was an uproar over the name Prince
The country's births registry recently tried to prevent Ghanaian children from being given royal names.
02/15/2018 01:30 AM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: The teen rescuing street children in Nigeria
James Okina was a tearaway teen - now he is helping hundreds of children in Cross River State.
02/05/2018 12:28 AM
Yousra Elbagir: Why some Sudanese back lecturer who beat students
What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country.
01/23/2018 12:35 AM
Joseph Warungu: Inside Africa's gated WhatsApp communities
Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.
01/16/2018 01:04 AM
Life after Ebola
The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.
02/19/2018 01:37 AM
Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?
The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records.
02/17/2018 12:43 AM
The Malian behind 'world's most audacious con'
How Foutanga Babani Sissoko pulled off one of the most audacious confidence tricks of all time.
02/16/2018 12:27 AM
Superheroes in this week's top shots from Africa
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
02/16/2018 12:20 AM
Morgan Tsvangirai - the man who defied Mugabe
Zimbabwean politician who led the opposition to Robert Mugabe's regime
02/14/2018 09:20 PM
Oxfam scandal: UN aid agencies fear backlash
The behaviour of aid workers is under intense scrutiny. Are agencies doing enough to prevent abuse?
02/15/2018 05:56 AM
Winter Olympics: Akwasi Frimpong - from illegal immigrant to Olympian
Akwasi Frimpong is Ghana's second Olympian in history - and his story will make you realise why his dream is so poignant.
02/14/2018 02:06 PM