A seven-year-old girl dies after an elephant throws a stone that hits her head in a Moroccan zoo.
A 17-year-old from Gabon says he is "overwhelmed" after the Canadian pop star shared online a video of him performing one of her hits.
A top UN official says the Boko Haram group is guilty of "almost unimaginable" brutality in Nigeria as troops battle to push it back.
The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe threatens to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their long-standing support for him.
UN human rights officials express grave concerns over planned executions in Indonesia, some of them of foreign nationals.
A debate in Algeria about plans to switch to teaching science in the French language is raising arguments about the country's cultural identity.
A former MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday's deadly attacks in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, militants say.
Government-allied youth in Burundi gang-rape women and girls whose male relatives are suspected to be opposition activists, a rights group says.
The year 2016 could be the deadliest so far in the migration crisis, according to figures from the International Organisation for Migration.
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika says he will outlaw the ritual sexual abuse of children.
The Kenyan ice hockey team have been training on the only rink in East Africa and they hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018.
The remarkable story of two refugees from Sudan aiming to make Olympic history.
Africa’s only gay radio station broadcasts from South Africa, trying to counter homophobia and break down stereotypes.
Students at Chris Froome's former school in South Africa celebrate his victory Tour de France.
Mamelodi Sundowns seal top spot in Champions League Group B with a 1-0 win over Zamalek, while Al Ahly stay in contention in Group A.
Aston Villa chairman and owner Dr Tony Xia admits they are "powerless" to stop Idrissa Gana leaving if he wants to.
The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Nigeria's oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis, writes the BBC's Martin Patience
Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?
Hopes for peace and stability in the world's youngest country have been shaken by recent clashes, reports the BBC's Alastair Leithead from South Sudan.
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, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at David Cameron's resignation after the vote to leave the European Union and asks whether there are any lessons for 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.
In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why some Africans living in the UK wanted to leave the European Union.
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at how the latest religious tension in Nigeria is playing out in what people wear to school.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu takes advantage of the temporary lull in tear gas to examine the rocky political climate in Kenya.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers the importance of teaching science.
In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why Zimbabweans are turning to their flag to demand accountability from politicians.
In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani gives five examples of just how much has changed in Nigeria since President Buhari was sworn in a year ago.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer and opposition politician Elizabeth Ohene looks at what we mean when we speak of corruption.
African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
South Sudanese supermodel’s quest to build bridges between two worlds.
After several more schools were set alight in Kenya, pupils, parents and officials tell the BBC what they think is behind the arson.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
When Dampson was 10 he was given away by his mother to a man who forced him to work as a fisherman in dangerous conditions.
In some remote regions of Malawi, girls are made to have sex with a paid sex worker when they reach puberty - but the tradition has the potential to spread disease.
A lower cost base and partnerships with western universities is helping South Africa to develop online courses for students around the world.
African-American man starts fundraising petition in response to racist comments.
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 ...
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The Philippine cargo handling company, ICSTI, is currently building a new mixed cargo terminal upstream of the port of M...
With Saturday's news that like Liberia, Sierra Leone is now officially clear of Ebola virus transmission after a 42-day ...
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.
Algérie Télécom has lodged legal action to identify the party resonsible for severing an undersea optical fibre cable which occured last Thursday (22 October 2015), seriously perturbing international internet connections.
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