Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian poll heralds new hope for the country.
Nigeria win the women's Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde.
Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure is charged with drink driving, police confirm.
Up to 120,000 people risk starving to death amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the UN warns.
Rival militias battle each other in Libya's capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.
An investigation into a charity run by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba finds "no evidence of fraud or corruption" but says it may have "misled" donors.
Ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, a UN panel says, warning of possible genocide.
Namibia's President Haggy Geingob tells the BBC why Fidel Castro was so important for Africa.
Israella Kafui-Mansu gives the BBC a guided tour of her organic beauty business.
As Gambia's Yahya Jammeh suffers shock defeat in elections, a look back at his controversial 22-year rule.
Opposition supporters give their reaction to news that Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's president of 22 years, has been defeated in elections by property developer, Adama Barrow.
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.
Caleb Mutombo was born severely disabled and weighs less than 40kg but is a successful bodybuilder in South Africa.
Former Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho is appointed Gabon coach, just over a month before they will host the Nations Cup.
Egypt international Mohamed Salah suffers ankle ligament damage while training for his club Roma, just over a month before the Nations Cup.
Princess Kasune is one of Zambia's most outspoken Aids activists and was recently elected to become its first publicly known HIV-positive MP.
A major survey into global football shows that African footballers are often subjected to abuse, poor pay and job insecurity.
Taps seize to flow as water shortage hits Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.
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.
Photographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene explains the hidden meanings of parables during election season.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at why it is a good idea for Nigeria to reintroduce history as a school subject.
#BringBackOurGirls was a global campaign to free girls and women who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Now some are free, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what lies ahead for them.
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.
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.
The palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
The life story of Gambian property developer Adama Barrow, who has pulled off a Trumpian shock with his election win.
Nelson Mandela's granddaughter speaks about how she has turned her life around and wishes her grandfather could see her now.
If you like chocolate, Brexit and future trade negotiations should matter to you, writes BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Didi Akinyelure.
Palliative care nurse Lucy Finch talks about how witnessing an agonising death led her to set up Malawi's first hospice.
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.
Fidel Castro, who died on Friday, played a crucial role in shaping southern Africa, writes Richard Dowden.
Three female cartoonists from North Africa depict how the practice of male guardianship continues to affect women's lives in their countries.
The revelation that a South African pastor has been spraying insecticide on his church members in a healing ritual has shocked many but he is not the only self-styled pastor in Africa to resort to highly questionable practices.
During a year of anti-government protests throughout Ethiopia, its global diaspora has been deeply involved.
Tanzania's motorcycle taxis are often associated with deadly road accidents but one trainee doctor is adding a life-saving chapter to the bikers' story, writes Ross Velton.
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.
Following a Court of Cassation cargo claim victory, Budd Tunisia proffers advise to vessels delivering bulk grains to the Office des Ceréales.
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