About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.
A South African minister throws his support behind protesting female students in a row over an alleged racist hair policy at a prestigious high school.
Two Kenyan Olympic officials are granted bail after appearing in court over alleged mismanagement of the national team at the Rio Olympics.
Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping claims victory over President Ali Bongo in Saturday's poll, alleging electoral fraud.
At least 34 fighters loyal to Libya's unity government are killed as militia push into the last areas of the coastal city of Sirte held by so-called Islamic State.
South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome - Nomsa Maseko reports from the Western Cape.
Laura Lanuza, from charity Proactiva Open Arms, describes the scene as thousands of migrants were rescued from boats near the Libyan coast.
Aid agencies are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, where more than two million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Bono and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, have visited a camp of 2.3 million displaced people in north-east Nigeria.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is set to join Reading on a season-long loan from Chinese side Shanghai SIPG.
Southampton sign Moroccan attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal from Lille in a club-record £16m deal.
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".
Ethiopia's young skateboarders, who find it hard to get spots to practise, are about to get a huge boost with the opening of the country's first skatepark.
Justin Dingwall's series of portraits explores the aesthetics of albinism and perceptions of beauty.
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 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.
Uganda's government is being accused of caring more about gorilla tourism than Batwa pygmies, write Tommy Trenchard and Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville.
Militants of so-called Islamic State are on the verge of being ousted completely from their stronghold in Libya’s central coastal city of Sirte.
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.
The BBC looks at the future of Ethiopian silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa after his daring anti-government protest at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria's military recaptured it, writes the BBC's Martin Patience.
The opposition in Gabon is presenting a more united front against President Bongo, raising expectations that Saturday's vote may be closer than in the past.
The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government's ambivalent attitude towards Nelson Mandela.
Three-quarters of young people in Senegal want to emigrate - even though the journey to Europe could cost them their lives.
Nigeria's Olympic rower Chierika Ukogu has an inspirational story - but without the mistaken promotion of US rapper Snoop Dogg, she is likely to have sunk without trace.
Tainted by corruption he may be, but the late Fifa president transformed the fortunes of African football, writes the BBC's Piers Edwards.
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.
South Africans on social media rally round Caster Semenya following eligibility criticism from US media.
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.
In a circular signed by the Managing Director of the Port of Abidjan, local ship agents were advised that as of 1 May 2016, two new anti-stowaway measures apply:
On 1 January 2016, as announced in the Bulletin Officiel des Finances Publiques-impôts of 12/05/15, French tax law made ...
We are pleased to inform you that a Budd Group Application is now available for both iPhone and Android users.
Budd Gambia reports that at the 6 January berthing meeting in the port of Banjul, it was announced that in the interest ...
Wishing you all the very best for the forthcoming holiday season and the year to come.
The Philippine cargo handling company, ICSTI, is currently building a new mixed cargo terminal upstream of the port of M...
On 29 October, the deep water port of Cai Mep-Thi Vai was proud to welcome the largest vessel to ever call in a Vietnamese port - the 160,000 MT CSCL Star container ship.
With Saturday's news that like Liberia, Sierra Leone is now officially clear of Ebola virus transmission after a 42-day ...
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