BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets 'kill 31' in Borno state
The twin blasts and rocket fire in Borno state come as the army chief says the north-east is now safe.
06/17/2018 03:10 PM
Inside Tunisia's Shams Rad - the Arab world's 'only gay radio station'
Tunisians are enjoying greater freedom since the 2011 revolution, and now gay rights activists hope they will also benefit.
06/17/2018 11:38 PM
Violence hits UK Eritrean cycle festival
Nine people are hurt and eight arrested at an Eritrean event in Greater Manchester.
06/17/2018 12:06 PM
Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship
More than 600 migrants who were turned away by Italy and Malta are arriving in Valencia.
06/17/2018 12:09 PM
Why Kenyan school children are being taught to say 'no', loudly
School girls and boys in Kenyan schools are being taught self defence and how to report sexual and physical attacks.
06/17/2018 11:27 PM
Bloodless malaria test invented by Ugandans
Inventors say the bloodless malaria test will save lives by identifying the disease much earlier.
06/15/2018 02:41 PM
MacBeth Sibaya's experiences as an African footballer in Russia
Retired South African footballer MacBeth Sibaya played club football in Russia.
06/18/2018 09:19 AM
Nigerian football fans embrace Russia ahead of World Cup
Hundreds of Nigerian fans have arrived in Moscow ahead of the their country's match against Croatia.
06/16/2018 12:20 AM
'Ignacius Sancho made me sure of who I am as a black Briton'
A new play tells the story of the first black British voter, almost 250 years ago.
06/14/2018 11:07 PM
World Cup 2018: Footballer Mohamed Salah 'could rival Pele'
The player's first coach says he could become the best footballer in world.
06/15/2018 01:07 PM
Tunisia v England preview
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's World Cup game between Tunisia and England.
06/17/2018 01:42 PM
England v Tunisia: The story of the trouble at France 98
England's last World Cup meeting with Tunisia was overshadowed by rioting and violence. What happened in Marseille in 1998?
06/17/2018 09:46 PM
World Cup 2018: Senegal’s Ciss ruled out through injury
Senegal defender Saliou Ciss is ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia with an ankle injury and is replaced in the squad by Adama Mbengue.
06/17/2018 03:41 PM
World Cup 2018: Luka Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria
Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty give Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor match.
06/16/2018 09:37 PM
Tomi Oladipo: What's happening in Cameroon?
Unrest has gripped Cameroon's English-speaking regions for two years.
06/13/2018 04:52 PM
Dickens Olewe: Why landlocked Ethiopia wants to launch a navy
Ethiopia has signed deals with several neighbouring countries for access to their ports.
06/14/2018 12:11 AM
Ashley Lime: The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses
A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up.
06/11/2018 11:39 PM
The Gambian village transformed by graffiti
What happened when international street artists, who normally paint murals on urban walls, headed to rural Gambia.
05/21/2018 11:37 PM
BBC journalist Laeïla Adjovi wins Dakar Biennale art prize
The series of photos tells the story of a fictional creature breaking free from African stereotypes.
05/04/2018 11:25 PM
Winnie Mandela memorial
Thousands attend a memorial service in South Africa to pay tribute to anti-apartheid activist.
04/11/2018 03:34 PM
The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia
Ahead of Easter, the BBC's Frank Gardner visits the churches of Ethiopia.
03/31/2018 12:32 AM
Water power: How one pump is helping an entire community
In Niger, the presence of clean water is helping to wash away some of a village's worries.
03/22/2018 01:26 AM
Life after Ebola
The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.
02/19/2018 01:37 AM
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
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why many Nigerians scoff at paternity leave
Many scoff at paternity leave in Nigeria but lifestyles are changing.
06/12/2018 11:29 PM
Khalid Albaih: Mali 'Spiderman' is the hero the modern age needs
The rescue of a child hanging from a balcony was a typical zero-to-hero intro to a superhero story.
06/02/2018 11:11 PM
Elizabeth Ohene: Why Ghanaians are so slow to bury their dead
Bodies are not buried for months, sometimes years, in Ghana as families bicker over funeral arrangements.
05/31/2018 01:52 AM
Kadaria Ahmed: How my home town became a bloodbath
The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict.
05/18/2018 11:35 PM
South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?
Gangs wielding AK47s and explosives are targeting South Africa's cash-in-transit industry - with sometimes deadly results.
06/16/2018 11:24 PM
Model Olivia Sang on 'colourism' in the fashion industry
Model Olivia Sang wants to challenge perceptions of beauty.
06/15/2018 11:24 PM
Locked up in Canada for eight months 'over name mix-up'
A Canadian citizen is suing the government for $10m after he was imprisoned by border security.
06/15/2018 09:24 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 June 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
06/14/2018 11:45 PM
Boris Becker: Central African Republic has bigger problems
What you need to know about the Central African Republic, which made Boris Becker a diplomat in April 2018
06/15/2018 10:34 AM
World Cup 2018: Pick your all-time African XI
Choose your team, share it with your friends and get stats about your players' World Cup history.
06/14/2018 03:31 PM
The surprise place where hijab can spell trouble
Wearing the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, is getting more difficult for some women in Egypt.
06/14/2018 11:48 PM
Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts
Cutting-edge tech is examining ancient manuscripts for earlier texts written below the surface.
06/12/2018 11:28 PM