BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

04/23/2017 01:25 AM
Keitany record at London Marathon
Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon, while Daniel Wanjiru takes victory in the men's race.

04/22/2017 10:54 PM
Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.

04/22/2017 10:44 PM
Megrahi family seeks Lockerbie appeal
Files relating to the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber will be handed to the case review commission.

04/22/2017 11:21 AM
The scramble for Somalia
Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos.

04/22/2017 10:01 AM
Babacar scores brace in Serie A thriller
Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi scores a hat-trick but his side lose to Fiorentina to dent their Europa League qualification hopes.

04/22/2017 05:34 AM
Iheanacho ready to fight for place at Manchester City
Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho says he is ready to fight for his place in the Manchester City team, amidst competition from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.

04/21/2017 11:46 PM
Kenya election: Kenyatta blames primaries chaos on turnout
President Kenyatta admits not enough election materials were provided for his party's primaries.

04/21/2017 06:45 AM
South Africa bus crash 'kills at least 19 children'
The minibus driver also died in the crash near the capital Pretoria, authorities say.

04/21/2017 06:03 AM
The Gambian footballer who drowned in search of a better life
Gambian footballer Hamadou hoped to pull his family out of poverty by going to Europe, but tragedy befell him.

04/21/2017 03:52 AM
Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match
At least seven people died after an electric cable fell on fans in Nigeria, police say.

04/21/2017 03:33 AM
Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya
Online access is restored three months after it was cut off in English-speaking areas over protests.

04/21/2017 03:09 AM
Motlanthe 'uncertain' over ANC support under Jacob Zuma
Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says he's uncertain about whether he can support the African National Congress at the next election.

04/20/2017 09:54 PM
Is Ghana's economy on the mend?
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is making significant economic progress after 100 days in power but critics are not so sure.

04/20/2017 09:46 PM
Zambia's DJ academy
The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.

04/20/2017 07:00 PM
Africa's top shots: 13-20 April 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

04/20/2017 05:27 PM
'World's heaviest woman' loses half her weight
Eman Abd El Aty was unable to leave her home for 25 years and weighed 500kg.

04/19/2017 11:40 AM
Umaru Fofana: Wife's anguish mirrors Gambia's bitter-sweet revolution
Days after Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh lost the December election, the prisons started emptying but Isatu Kanyi is still waiting for her husband.

04/18/2017 03:30 AM
Learning about #GrannyWisdom
Zimbabwean film-maker Steven Chikosi has been learning lessons from his 81 year-old granny Gogo Muchena.

04/17/2017 09:32 PM
Culture clash
In our series of letters from African journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudanese are using social media to celebrate and express their African identity.

04/16/2017 11:40 AM
Smartphone pitfalls
Are smartphones empowering poor Kenyans or simply causing more problems than they solve?

04/15/2017 11:37 AM
Stanley Kwenda: Why a Nigerian slum keeps producing top footballers
Ajegunle, a Nigerian slum, has a reputation for crime but it's also produced some of Nigeria's top footballers.

04/12/2017 10:05 PM
School by canoe
Many children who live on Lake Bunyonyi in south-western Uganda have to cross the water every day to get to school.

04/11/2017 11:14 AM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Price of sinning
In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.

04/11/2017 02:14 AM
Die-hard Facebooker
Ms Nyanzi has been taken to court over calling President Yoweri Museveni "a pair of buttocks".

04/09/2017 11:17 AM
Happy feet
The Happy Feet youth project in South Africa aims to "promote education" through gumboot dancing.

04/05/2017 11:27 AM
Elizabeth Ohene: Remembering Kathy
Elizabeth Ohene reminisces about meeting the late South African anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada.

04/04/2017 12:52 AM
Matthew Davies: Can South Africa ditch its new junk status?
The downgrading of South Africa's credit rating could have profound effects on the country's economy.

04/02/2017 12:11 PM
River of life
Solving the water crisis for South Sudanese refugees.

03/21/2017 01:14 PM
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's uncensored poets
In our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.

03/14/2017 12:17 PM
Living with volcanoes
The archipelago where the landscape is idyllic but life tough.

03/07/2017 01:43 AM
Sola Odunfa: Do Nigerians go on holiday?
In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa examines the attitude of Nigerians to holidaying, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari has spent more than a month on "medical vacation" in the UK.

03/03/2017 01:11 PM
Nigeria's soot city
A mysterious case of pollution has turned Port Harcourt, known as "The Garden City", into a city covered in soot.

03/01/2017 12:45 PM
Saving Zanzibar
A group of local artisans is trying to preserve their island's buildings.

02/26/2017 12:21 PM
World's vainest people?
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.

02/18/2017 01:27 PM
Drought battle
Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.

12/30/2016 12:24 PM
Africa's 2016 in pictures
A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.

12/22/2016 01:00 PM
Preserving rural Mali
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.