Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.
A group of MPs says French nuclear giant is solely responsible for a controversial $320m deal.
Players will wear black armbands in honour of fans electrocuted watching match on TV.
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
Francis is on a short visit to Egypt, where he has urged religious leaders to help end violence.
This will be the fourth time that veteran politician Raila Odinga runs for president.
In a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.
Meet one of the men involved in trafficking people from Nigeria to Libya as they make their way to Europe.
A Somali shopkeeper now living in South Africa reflects on the good and bad in his new home.
Adama Barrow took power in The Gambia 100 days ago - what has he achieved?
When Mauda Kyitaragabirwe got pregnant in pre-independence Uganda, her parents sent her to Punishment Island, with the expectation she would die there.
New research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth.
Prominent South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro defends his controversial sketch of President Jacob Zuma and a businessman raping 'Lady South Africa'.
Nabil Maaloul is appointed as coach of Tunisia for a second spell in charge to replace Henry Kasperczak who was sacked in April.
Former Gabon international defender Moise Brou Apanga dies after collapsing during a training session with his club FC 105 Libreville.
South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns are handed a tricky group as they bid to defend their African Champions League title.
There has been violence, allegations of vote-rigging and organisational problems.
South Africa is in for a rough ride as the ruling ANC prepares to choose President Jacob Zuma's successor.
Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.
Solving the water crisis for South Sudanese refugees.
The archipelago where the landscape is idyllic but life tough.
How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
A mysterious case of pollution has turned Port Harcourt, known as "The Garden City", into a city covered in soot.
A group of local artisans is trying to preserve their island's buildings.
Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.
A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.
Elizabeth Ohene reminisces about meeting the late South African anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada.
In our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa examines the attitude of Nigerians to holidaying, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari has spent more than a month on "medical vacation" in the UK.
Most Nigerians are not fleeing conflict but are economic migrants in search of jobs and opportunities.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Mauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet her.
One of the region's oldest Christian communities is living in fear after attacks.
Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time.
In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the discovery of mystery cash piles in Nigeria.
In our series of letters from African journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudanese are using social media to celebrate and express their African identity.
Are smartphones empowering poor Kenyans or simply causing more problems than they solve?
On 10 April 2017 in Batam, the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation officially launched a Pilotage service for the Mala...
Myanmar's biggest public holiday period is due to start on 13 April 2017 with the three-day Thingyan water festival immediately followed by the Burmese New Year from 17 to 21 April.
We have just been advised by our DR Congo offices that there have not been any disturbances during today's civil servant strike.
Budd's DR Congo offices in Kinshasa and Matadi are pleased to report that although the 3 April general strike brought all business activity outside the ports to a standstill, no violent incidents were reported.
When the talks aimed at securing the departure of President Kabila and the transition to a new government broke down on 28 March 2017, demonstrators took to the streets in Kinshasa.
Budd’s Conakry office advises that violent demonstrations took place yesterday (20/02/17) in Guinea. In Conakry and ...
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This morning, we received the following self-explanatory update from our Gambia office:
In recent weeks, army mutineers have been demonstrating to force the Ivorian government to give them bonuses. The movement started in Bouake on 6 January and quickly spread to other towns and regions.
We are pleased to advise that Budd Indonesia is now an incorporated Indonesian company and subsidiary of the Budd Group together with our local partners.
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.
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