Long queues in Ghana as voters choose a new president, after candidates made a peace pledge.
An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
A Kenyan rights group says police have killed more than 80 mainly Muslims in extrajudicial killings over four years.
A correspondent working in South Sudan says he has been deported for being too critical of the government.
The UN could launch a new inquiry into the 1961 air crash that killed then UN chief Dag Hammarskjold.
Libyan forces hunt down the last IS fighters after ejecting them from their Sirte stronghold.
Egypt arrests 25 people, including doctors and nurses, accused of illegal organ trafficking.
Dominic Ongwen tells judges at the ICC that he was a victim of the LRA too.
Residents of the Namibian town of Luderitz are at odds over whether they should scrap its German colonial name.
Voters in northern Ghana have a special way of reserving their place in polling station queues.
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.
Kenyan officials have said nothing about the country's "largest military defeat" at a base in Somalia.
British-Ghanaians explain what they want from the upcoming presidential election and what would convince them to return to Ghana.
The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC's World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors' strike over pay is "inhumane".
Nigeria's women's team insist they will not end their sit-in at a hotel in Abuja until they are paid outstanding bonuses of US$23,650 per player.
Everton's Yannick Bolasie is to have knee surgery after he suffered serious ligament damage against Manchester United on Sunday.
The palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
Up to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
Princess Kasune is one of Zambia's most outspoken Aids activists and was recently elected to become its first publicly known HIV-positive MP.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
This year's Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria brings together well-known photographers and their take on identity in Africa.
After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.
The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.
Photos of street vendors from across Africa who it is thought account for more than half of the continent's work force.
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.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani recalls how she was banned from speaking her mother tongue.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene explains the hidden meanings of parables during election season.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at why it is a good idea for Nigeria to reintroduce history as a school subject.
#BringBackOurGirls was a global campaign to free girls and women who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Now some are free, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what lies ahead for them.
Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.
President Mahama is seeking re-election after serving a four-year first term plagued by power cuts.
The Ghana opposition leader hopes his industry vow will make the difference, writes Adelaide Arthur.
Abducted as a child by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, Dominic Ongwen became one of its most ruthless commanders, so should he face trial at the ICC?
An organised crime ring was giving out real US visas in Ghana's capital Accra for a decade - how did they get away with it for so long?
Could the former Sudanese child soldier and refugee Deng Adut be crowned Australian of the year?
What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
The life story of Gambian property developer Adama Barrow, who has pulled off a Trumpian shock with his election win.
Nelson Mandela's granddaughter speaks about how she has turned her life around and wishes her grandfather could see her now.
If you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.
Palliative care nurse Lucy Finch talks about how witnessing an agonising death led her to set up Malawi's first hospice.
Fidel Castro, who died on Friday, played a crucial role in shaping southern Africa, writes Richard Dowden.
Three female cartoonists from North Africa depict how the practice of male guardianship continues to affect women's lives in their countries.
As part of the Tunisian government’s four-year plan to promote durable social and economic development, a major international investment conference is being held in Tunis on 29 and 30 November 2016.
As Club Correspondents, Budd's Douala office was pleased to contribute to the North of England's country focus on Cameroon which is reproduced here.
The suspension of rice imports announced on 29 September 2016, may be about to end following an agreement reached between the Senegalese government and local rice importers on 10 November.
On 14 October 2016, the European Union and several West African coastal countries launched the Gulf of Guinea Inter-regi...
Following the recent riots over delayed presidential elections, Budd's DR Congo offices in Kinshasa and Matadi report that the situation seems to be calmer for the time being.
The Myanmar Times has announced government plans to open the insurance market to foreign insurance companies in 2017.
Despite the post-election riots which resulted in several deaths and over a thousand arrests over the last few days, Bud...
The Budd App is proving to be a very handy and popular tool with both our colleagues and clients.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 25 forklift trucks from the Algerian port procurement company, Group...
Budd's Abidjan office (Ivory Coast) reports that following discussions with the various port operators, the CFA Francs 2...
Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) updated its stance on booster vaccinations for yellow fever, stat...
Budd Algiers provides guidance on cargo shortage claims in Algeria.
Budd Ghana advises that Takoradi Port Authority has now decided to follow the example of Tema and ban the disembarkation...
Budd's Ivory Coast and Ghana offices have obtained further clarifications regarding the implementation of the anti-stowaway measures announced on our website on 2 May.
Following a Court of Cassation cargo claim victory, Budd Tunisia proffers advise to vessels delivering bulk grains to the Office des Ceréales.
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