Ethiopia withdraws troops from Somalia, where they had been fighting Islamist militants, and blames a lack of international support.
Some 145 child soldiers fighting for two rebel factions in South Sudan have been released, Unicef says.
The Gambia is the latest country to say it will leave the International Criminal Court, accusing it of humiliating Africans.
Mamelodi Sundowns arrive home in South Africa to a heroes' welcome after winning the African Champions League on Sunday.
The train which crashed last Friday in Cameroon was travelling at an "unusually" high speed, a top official of the French company that runs the railway line, says.
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has her two-year ban doubled after an IAAF appeal was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
A judge in Zimbabwe fines a Chinese national for selling the national flag without authorisation, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.
At least 12 people, including two actors, die in an attack in Kenya, which Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out.
In Kenya, children who are born intersex cannot get birth certificates or identity cards, or register for exams.
The tailors from the Kenyan slum of Kibera whose suits are now being shown on the catwalks of Europe.
One of South Africa's greatest historical artefacts is the star attraction of an exhibition of the country's art opening at the British Museum in London on 27 October.
Tuk-tuks are predominantly driven by men in Egypt, but the country's economic woes are driving more women to it as a means of earning a living.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to recall midfielder Yaya Toure into his side but is still waiting for an apology from the player's agent.
Rotherham striker Peter Odemwingie calls his decision to join the Championship strugglers a "no-brainer".
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.
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.
Somalis were promised that 2016 would see the country's first democratic poll in nearly 50 years, but the reality is much more complicated.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Thousands civilians have been displaced in the ongoing fighting in South Sudan with some seeking refuge in protection sites across the country. The plight of an 11-year-old boy captures the suffering of many in the country. The BBC's Anne Soy reports.
Somali-Americans are tired of seeing themselves portrayed as terrorists. A new film tries to challenge stereotypes.
With Uganda's public education system reeling from absent teachers, poor facilities and high dropout rates, could private education be the answer?
Smartphones and social media are colliding with notions of honour and shame in conservative societies - with devastating effects on the lives of some young women.
America, a beacon of global democracy, is having a torrid presidential election and many Nigerians and other Africans are loving the irony on Twitter.
At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.
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 threatened departure of South Africa, one of the founding fathers of the International Criminal Court, feels like Africa's Brexit moment, writes Karen Allen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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:
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