Ugandan police stop gay pride celebrations in two resorts outside the capital Kampala.
Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has said a constitution court ruling which upheld President Ali Bongo's election victory was "unjust".
The world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid differing views on the survival of elephants.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the European Union should set up a giant camp to process migrants before they reach Europe.
A 25-year-old becomes the first woman to head a local authority in Argungu city, in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria - a move seen as unprecedented.
Rescuers says they have recovered at least 162 bodies after a boat carrying up to 600 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast.
Two days of violence in the city of Kananga in central Democratic Republic of Congo have left at least 10 people dead.
The Cape Town supermarket owner selling food past its "sell-by" date.
Factions within South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) are battling over how best to improve the party's electoral fortunes after a poor showing in August's local elections.
The impending sugar tax in South Africa is causing concern in the soft drinks industry.
Kenyan Harrison Menza takes things like discarded whisky bottles and coconut shells and makes items that can be used again and again.
The Senegalese wrestlers bringing the art of sumo from Japan to West Africa.
The 10 remaining fluent speakers of the Kenyan language Yaaku are trying to make sure that it is not lost forever.
Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa reach the 2016 African Champions League final, beating Zesco United of Zambia 2-0 in the second leg of their semi-final in Pretoria.
Samson Siasia, Nigeria's former under-23 coach, gives the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a two-week ultimatum to settle its long-standing debt to him.
As Nigeria's Paralympians return from Rio victorious, BBC Sport's Oluwashina Okeleji asks what the faltering national football team could learn from them.
A teacher in Algeria, where most people speak French, is disciplined after leading her class in a celebration of Arabic at the start of the new school year.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari recently launched a behaviour change campaign similar to his successful war against indiscipline in the 1980s. The BBC's Isa Sanusi asks if it will work.
Spectacular landscape and wildlife provide some stunning images from Botswana.
Africa's worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years prompts a race to protect millions of people from the disease, complicated by a shortage of vaccines.
Photographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
Criscent Bwambale, six, sees for the first time after an operation to remove cataracts in Uganda.
Images of Eritrea by the BBC's Mary Harper.
From Muhammad Ali's most famous fight to his friendship with Nelson Mandela, photos that tell the story of the boxer's relationship with Africa.
Contemporary African art is showcased at a biennale in Senegal every two years. Photographer Ricci Shryock met the artists behind the works.
Photographer Olivia Acland's pictures of the barbers who shape the hair of the residents of Freetown in Sierra Leone.
The Grande Hotel in Mozambique's coastal city of Beira is home to 3,500 squatters. Photojournalist Fellipe Abreu visited the building once dubbed the "Pride of Africa".
In our series of letters from African journalists, social commentator Joseph Warungu asks why the governing coalition has launched a new political party.
A plan to give Nigerian police recruits lie-detector tests is no guarantee of trustworthy officers, writes film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether it matters that Olympians have switched nationalities.
In our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at a mother’s desperate battle to recover her kidnapped toddler.
In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at those most in danger in the battle against poachers in Africa.
In our series of letters from African journalists, media trainer Joseph Warungu takes a satirical look at why, in the aftermath of the UK referendum, Britain could now qualify for a place in the African Union.
Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.
A mother-of-three inspires thousands by walking 250km across Somalia to prove the country finally has peace.
Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura says more must be done to make all elements of the football industry more open to women and minorities.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Up to a billion people in Africa derive their main income from farming, but many get embroiled in disputes over whether they really own their land. Can tech help?
After Ghana's president John Mahama quoted lines from Michael Jackson's Heal the World at the UN, here are five more politicians who used their favourite lyric to make a point.
Some academics in Ghana have started a petition to take down a statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi.
As the security situation in DR Congo appears to be deteriorating, the BBC looks at the reasons behind the protests against President Kabila's rule.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers the gap between Paralympic wonder and the reality for wheelchair users in Ghana.
Early diagnosis of disease is literally a matter of life and death, so the race is on to produce cheaper, faster, lighter kits to help doctors and nurses in the field.
Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school's hair rules really were racist or if something else was at play.
A few days ago on the way to the office, BBC Nigeria reporter Stephanie Hegarty grabbed breakfast at a new juice bar on the Lagos street where she lives. Three hours later, it was gone.
Amma Asante on bringing to the big screen the story of an African prince's controversial marriage to a white English woman in the 1940s.
Thirty years ago, Frank Westerman was shocked to find an African warrior's body on display in a Spanish museum. Here he tells the story of how it got there, and how it was eventually reburied.
Solar power is expanding fast in Africa, and innovative products and payment schemes are ensuring the poor and rural communities don't miss out.
A Nollywood actress has won gold a gold medal and four other Paralympic nuggets about the Nigerian team in Rio.
Study in Botswana seems to show lions are put off killing livestock by simple ruse of placing false eyes around an animal's tail.
Zimbabwe is being hit by a tidal wave of debt - defaulters are on the rise as the ailing economy continues to hit ordinary citizens hard, writes journalist Boldwill Hungwe.
South Africa's tourism industry is using technology to expand the sector beyond traditional areas and appeal to modern independent travellers.
As the mobile revolution continues to drive change across Africa, governments are trying to curb cyber crime - but is this an excuse to crack down on social media?
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