BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

Why has US expanded travel ban to Chad?
Chad helps fight Boko Haram militants, while Sudan is on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.
09/26/2017 11:19 AM
Diamond sale: Lesedi La Rona goes for $53m
The second-largest gem-quality diamond ever found is sold to a London-based company.
09/26/2017 12:06 PM
Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed
The deadly attack is seen as a big blow to Nigeria's efforts to promote tourism.
09/25/2017 06:14 PM
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: SABC sorry for using 'Zuma ex-wife' title
South Africa's public broadcaster again apologises to ANC politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma,
09/25/2017 02:35 PM
Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies
A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery.
09/25/2017 09:39 AM
US expands travel ban to include Chad
People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.
09/25/2017 09:11 PM
Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall?
Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa in order to push back the desert - and in Senegal it's already working.
09/25/2017 11:47 PM
Zannah Mustapha founded a school that teaches Boko Haram children
Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria.
09/24/2017 07:22 AM
Bill Gates answers questions from BBC Pidgin audience
This is what some of BBC Pidgin's audience asked Microsoft Founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
09/22/2017 08:31 PM
What's Up Africa: Angola and Uganda's presidents and a Kenyan ballet star
What's Up Africa looks at presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer who wants to take up a scholarship in the UK.
09/22/2017 03:52 PM
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe describes Donald Trump as a 'gold Goliath'
Zimbabwe's president appears to mock the US president during a speech at the UN general assembly.
09/22/2017 02:56 PM
Gambia's all-female oyster catchers
The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.
09/22/2017 11:04 AM
2018 World Cup: No changes to Nigeria squad to face Zambia
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr names an unchanged 23-man squad for their game against Zambia that could see them qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
09/26/2017 09:52 AM
African Champions League: Etoile du Sahel progress to semis
Two goals from Egyptian Amr Marei sees Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel set up an African Champions League semi-final against Egypt's Al Ahly.
09/24/2017 07:34 PM
Ghana beat arch-rivals Nigeria to win WAFU Cup of Nations
Hosts Ghana lift the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on home soil after a 4-1 victory over arch-rivals Nigeria in Sunday's final.
09/25/2017 10:31 AM
Pumza Fihlani: The politician who showers every three days
South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol.
09/22/2017 10:32 AM
Mayeni Jones: The Angolans who are impatient for change
Angola has publicly funded healthcare with state-of-the-art clinics. So why are some hospitals running out of drugs? The BBC's Mayeni Jones investigates.
09/20/2017 11:42 PM
Alastair Leithead: Kenya at a crossroads
Can a new election be held in the time allocated by Kenya's constitution?
09/20/2017 04:08 PM
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
Hunger in first 1,000 days
How child malnutrition affects communities across Ghana.
07/27/2017 07:58 AM
Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list
Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.
07/08/2017 04:08 PM
Portraits of a migrant
Portraits of Libyan migrants taken on board the vessel that rescued them.
07/05/2017 11:23 PM
Style in the slum
His neighbours, in what is probably the world's most famous slum, stare but he doesn't care.
06/16/2017 09:32 PM
Rumble in the jungle
Visiting the boxers of Kinshasa, 43 years after Ali and Foreman fought in the Rumble in the Jungle.
06/02/2017 11:32 PM
Elizabeth Ohene: London’s coconut fad
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra.
09/12/2017 11:53 PM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's unpaid Ebola heros
They "saved" Nigeria from the brink of an Ebola epidemic in 2014, so why are these doctors still waiting to be paid?
09/07/2017 06:54 AM
Yousra Elbagir: Big and beautiful in Sudan
In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.
07/19/2017 11:32 PM
Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown
In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu makes his maiden visit to Sierra Leone.
07/10/2017 03:29 PM
Our mismatched family
Mohamed lost count of how many people he had killed when a commander's wife persuaded him to escape.
09/26/2017 12:12 AM
My heartbreak
Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.
09/24/2017 11:20 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 September 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.
09/22/2017 08:51 AM
Love and loss
Meeting the Kenyans affected by the illness.
09/20/2017 11:22 PM
Food security
Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.
09/19/2017 12:04 AM
Captain Mina
Egyptian police officer and fitness guru Mina Samir says it is his duty to help cyberstalked women.
09/18/2017 12:41 PM
The waiting game
Meet the inhabitants of a refugee camp in Turin, as they pursue their dreams of a new life in Europe.
09/15/2017 11:33 PM