A group of sailors freed after being held by Somali pirates for nearly five years ate rats to survive, one survivor tells the BBC.
The chief whip of South Africa's governing political party is urging its leadership - including President Jacob Zuma - to quit over abuses of power.
The number of people killed in a train crash in Cameroon on Friday rises to 70, with 600 injured.
Burkina Faso has foiled a coup plot by forces loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaore and arrested at least 10 people, a minster says.
A Tunisian talk show is suspended after its host suggests a 14-year-old guest marry her abuser.
Tributes pour in for Kenya's afro-jazz star Achieng Abura after she dies of an undisclosed illness at a hospital in the capital, Nairobi.
South Africa formally begins the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, saying it did not want to help achieve "regime change".
A group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.
How Tanzania's young entrepreneurs are being supported and nurtured.
Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.
The reasons behind South Africa's move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service.
Youngsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino.
Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa win the African Champions League for the first time, defeating Zamalek of Egypt 3-1 on aggregate in the final.
Manchester United fear centre-back Eric Bailly suffered a serious knee injury during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Somalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.
Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
Amid rising religious fundamentalism in West Africa, the BBC's Lamine Konkobo looks at how one country has kept intolerance at bay.
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.
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.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, a former high-school teacher, examines the measures the Kenyan government has put in place to tackle cheating in national exams.
Columnist Farai Sevenzo considers why the authorities in Zimbabwe are making efforts to protect the country's flag - and from what it needs protecting.
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.
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.
In our series of letters from African journalists, social commentator Joseph Warungu asks why the governing coalition has launched a new political party.
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.
Shut for more than two years because of intense fighting, the University of Benghazi in Libya opens its doors for the graduation of its students.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.
The Gambia is known to tourists as "the smiling coast of West Africa", but this masks something more troubling, as Chris Simpson has been finding out.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Muhammadu Buhari's recent comments about his wife and offers her view of what Nigeria's president got wrong.
When a 62-year-old Swedish woman was scammed into paying a 24-year-old Nigerian, she took an unexpected turn by going out and visiting him, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.
Reports re-emerge that Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam. Only they were never true in the first place, writes Clare Spencer.
Ethiopia's government has issued a list of the restrictions under the six-month state of emergency that was announced last week.
Observers in Nigeria say it is unlikely that Boko Haram freed 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls while getting nothing in return, writes Martin Patience.
The BBC's Karen Allen reports on the work of public protector Thuli Madonsela, whose fight against corruption has inspired a South African public yearning for better services.
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...
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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 ...
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