Yahya Jammeh given until noon to cede power to Adama Barrow as Senegalese troops stand by.
Tunisia boost their chances of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over neighbours Algeria.
Ghana defender Baba Rahman will travel to Germany for possible knee surgery, ending his participation at the Nations Cup.
Around 100 bombs hit an Islamic State camp in Libya, authorised by President Barack Obama.
The suicide attack on a military base in northern Mali killed at least 50 people, officials say.
The victims of Tuesday's accidental bombing should be compensated, Human Rights Watch says.
Former national football star Mohamed Aboutrika is accused of funding the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
The Gambia's new leader calls on soldiers to show their loyalty to him to ensure a peaceful transition of power.
A look at why The Gambia is in turmoil, forcing tourists to flee - in 60 seconds.
A new crop of Nigerian developers is drawing on the depth of culture across the continent to make distinctly African games.
A language expert explains why the African country is called The Gambia and not Gambia.
BBC Africa takes a look at five players to watch out for at this year's Cup of Nations.
Thousands of UK tourists are leaving The Gambia after a state of emergency was declared.
Hosts Gabon will be without Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina for the rest of the Nations Cup because of a back injury.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
As Barack Obama steps down as US president, the BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks back at his legacy in Africa.
Owning a car for many Ethiopians - even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world's fastest-growing economies - remains a pipe dream, writes Emmanuel Igunza.
South Africa knows it has a huge problem with drink-driving and is considering some tough measures to tackle it, writes the BBC's Pumza Fihlani.
A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.
Photographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the "internet generation", and before this way of life disappears entirely.
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.
Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani picks out some of 2016's quirkier stories.
After 12 years, Ebrima Sillah, who was forced to flee The Gambia for being too critical of Yahya Jammeh, hopes to return home.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.
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.
The Gambia is in crisis, with Senegalese troops having entered the country in support of Adama Barrow after long-time leader Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power.
An eyewitness relieves the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.
How will Donald Trump's election to the US presidency affect Washington's relations with Africa?
Life as an MP in Ghana is a tough and short-lived stint, but the privilege of being called "Honourable" is worth the trouble, writes Elizabeth Ohene.
A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.
One man's journey from Mogadishu to Toronto and Parliament Hill.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
A video by a Nigerian comedian that jokes about a gay man about to be sexually assaulted has sparked a heated debate.
A Sudanese diplomat has avoided charges of alleged sexual abuse in the US by claiming diplomatic immunity - not the first envoy to do so.
Social media users in Kenya poke fun at President Kenyatta over the publicity given to his work.
After Ghana's new President Nana Akufo-Addo, a look back at other plagiarism scandals.
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.
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.
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