An Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu is jailed by an international court for nine years in the first case of its kind.
Kenya launches the world's first child-friendly drug, raising hopes for thousands affected by the world's deadliest infectious disease.
Fifa defends its decision to scrap an anti-racism taskforce with critics branding the move "shameful" and "perplexing".
Prominent Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye says that he has has sought asylum in the US after leaving the country about two months ago.
Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain, is sentenced to two months in jail for assaulting a police officer.
The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video denying claims he had been killed or badly wounded in air strike.
When Brooklyn's Afropunk music festival came to London it raised questions about black identity.
Following a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, an Islamist militant will be sentenced on Tuesday for destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu.
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.
The Smart Toy Club collects, sterilises and rents old toys to new customers.
Kenyan Harrison Menza takes things like discarded whisky bottles and coconut shells and makes items that can be used again and again.
The Senegalese wrestlers bringing the art of sumo from Japan to West Africa.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says players and fans may "suffer" following Fifa's decision to scrap its anti-racism taskforce.
Former West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon signs for Montpellier on a two-year contract.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.
As Nigeria's Paralympians return from Rio victorious, BBC Sport's Oluwashina Okeleji asks what the faltering national football team could learn from them.
A teacher in Algeria, where most people speak French, is disciplined after leading her class in a celebration of Arabic at the start of the new school year.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari recently launched a behaviour change campaign similar to his successful war against indiscipline in the 1980s. The BBC's Isa Sanusi asks if it will work.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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.
Photographer Olivia Acland's pictures of the barbers who shape the hair of the residents of Freetown in Sierra Leone.
The Grande Hotel in Mozambique's coastal city of Beira is home to 3,500 squatters. Photojournalist Fellipe Abreu visited the building once dubbed the "Pride of Africa".
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.
A plan to give Nigerian police recruits lie-detector tests is no guarantee of trustworthy officers, writes film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo.
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.
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado claims Donald Trump, who owned the beauty contest, called her "Miss Piggy" after she gained weight.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
Once heading for the status of ghost town, Riace is now growing as migrants have moved into abandoned homes.
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.
Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.
A mother-of-three inspires thousands by walking 250km across Somalia to prove the country finally has peace.
Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura says more must be done to make all elements of the football industry more open to women and minorities.
Up to a billion people in Africa derive their main income from farming, but many get embroiled in disputes over whether they really own their land. Can tech help?
After Ghana's president John Mahama quoted lines from Michael Jackson's Heal the World at the UN, here are five more politicians who used their favourite lyric to make a point.
Some academics in Ghana have started a petition to take down a statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi.
As the security situation in DR Congo appears to be deteriorating, the BBC looks at the reasons behind the protests against President Kabila's rule.
Early diagnosis of disease is literally a matter of life and death, so the race is on to produce cheaper, faster, lighter kits to help doctors and nurses in the field.
A few days ago on the way to the office, BBC Nigeria reporter Stephanie Hegarty grabbed breakfast at a new juice bar on the Lagos street where she lives. Three hours later, it was gone.
The Myanmar Times has announced government plans to open the insurance market to foreign insurance companies in 2017.
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Budd's Abidjan office (Ivory Coast) reports that following discussions with the various port operators, the CFA Francs 2...
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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.
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:
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