Saidy Brown discusses the extraordinary reaction after she disclosed her HIV status on Twitter.
Togolese striker Francis Kone saves the life of goalkeeper Martin Berkovec, who almost swallowed his tongue during a Czech league match.
Tension in the area flared up when Moroccan troops moved in, breaching a UN-backed ceasefire.
Dozens of soldiers seized the parliament compound before being persuaded to return to barracks.
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.
South African police use force to break up rival groups at an anti-immigrant protest in Pretoria.
Remittances sent home by migrant workers account for 30% of the economy in Lesotho.
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from South Sudan where thousands are affected by famine.
Could Barcelona FC's new football training school in Nigeria discover the next Lionel Messi?
As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.
Raw meat is considered a delicious delicacy by many in Ethiopia.
The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.
Nigeria will play international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London in March.
Hosts Zambia begin the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Guinea in front of a packed home crowd at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Thousands are to receive aid in Unity State but many more remain cut off, writes Alastair Leithead.
One of the world's biggest football clubs, Barcelona is taking its skills to Nigeria.
Rumours are rife about the state of Muhammadu Buhari's health - and about his grip on power.
Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sudanese columnist Yousra Elbagir explains what it is like to live in a country subject to US sanctions.
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the art of Nigerian verbosity.
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.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu identifies key people, places and events to watch out for in Africa in 2017.
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.
How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in Uganda.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians' wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad.
Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country's most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice - in some cases.
The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. So why has famine returned?
An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.
Budd’s Conakry office advises that violent demonstrations took place yesterday (20/02/17) in Guinea. In Conakry and ...
Like Budd’s other French offices, Budd Paris is a listed Correspondent of most of the IG P&I Clubs; It provides maritime legal advice and assistance to Clubs and their Members alike.
This morning, we received the following self-explanatory update from our Gambia office:
In recent weeks, army mutineers have been demonstrating to force the Ivorian government to give them bonuses. The movement started in Bouake on 6 January and quickly spread to other towns and regions.
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...
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