BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

03/17/2018 12:17 AM
Confederation Cup: Mnyamane brace puts SuperSport through
A Thabo Mnyamane brace gives South Africa's SuperSport United a 2-1 win over Petro Atletico of Angola to secure a place in the Confederation Cup play-offs.

03/16/2018 11:01 AM
Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial
South Africa's former president faces 16 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

03/16/2018 10:21 AM
Botswana's Ian Khama: Trump encouraging elephant poaching
Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says Ian Khama.

03/16/2018 06:13 AM
Ibenge insists Mavinga does have a future with DR Congo
DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge insists Chris Mavinga is in his plans, despite the defender demanding an explanation after his latest omission from the squad.

03/16/2018 04:30 AM
Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?
After Hailemariam Desalegn's shock resignation last month, we profile seven people who could be Ethiopia's next prime minister.

03/16/2018 12:40 AM
Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'
Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

03/16/2018 12:03 AM
'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians
Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

03/15/2018 11:38 PM
South African taxi team offers free rides to struggling elderly
The young man who announced free rides for struggling pensioners sparked praise within his township.

03/15/2018 11:21 PM
Emirates flight attendant dies after fall from plane in Uganda
The hospital says the flight attendant died soon after being admitted to the facility.

03/15/2018 10:21 PM
Spain riots over Senegalese vendor's death
Protesters clash with police after the death of a Senegalese man who they say was chased by officers.

03/15/2018 09:17 PM
Andrew Harding: Mugabe refuses to go away
The former Zimbabwe leader holds his first press conference since being ousted from power.

03/15/2018 05:14 PM
"We're here to win" - Morocco 2026 World Cup bid CEO
Hicham El Amrani tells the BBC his country's World Cup bid is "not a stunt" as they prepare to meet Fifa's deadline for handing over its bid book.

03/15/2018 01:30 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 March 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

03/15/2018 11:30 AM
Zimbabwe's ousted Robert Mugabe: 'We must undo this disgrace'
Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe gives his first interview since he was ousted.

03/15/2018 10:40 AM
Israel court suspends plan to deport African migrants
The government wanted migrants to accept money and a plane ticket to leave voluntarily or face jail.

03/15/2018 07:50 AM
Alec Mudimu: Cefn Druids midfielder's Zimbabwe call-up
Alec Mudimu on swapping the Welsh Premier League with Cefn Druids for international duty with Zimbabwe.

03/15/2018 06:03 AM
South Africa: Danish 'FGM' man gets life in jail
Peter Frederiksen is handed two life sentences after women's genitals were found in his freezer.

03/14/2018 01:19 PM
Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria's hate speech bill is a jokes killer
Nigeria is debating a hate speech bill which, if passed, would condemn to death those found guilty.

03/14/2018 12:14 PM
African women 'inspire comic book heroes'
You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

03/14/2018 02:37 AM
Tshibala: Kabila will not seek re-election in DR Congo
The prime minister of the DR Congio says President Kabila will not seek re-election in December.

03/13/2018 11:00 PM
Lebo Disko: 'Who gets to belong in Africa?'
The young South Africans challenge assumptions about identity and culture on their YouTube channel.

03/13/2018 01:19 PM
Patience Atuhaire investigates Uganda's 'sex for marks' scandal
A student at Uganda's Makerere University says staff harassed her when she reported an attempted rape.

03/13/2018 12:15 PM
The Eritrean runner fearing deportation
Amar is one of thousands of illegal African migrants being told to leave Israel, or face arrest.

03/12/2018 01:12 PM
Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago
Once upon a time in the rainy Sahara forest a child was born with a mutation - or so scientists think.

03/11/2018 12:40 PM
Elizabeth Ohene: In defence of aid workers' lives of luxury
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her interactions with aid agencies in crisis zones.

03/10/2018 12:32 PM
The Down's model making strides on catwalk
The fashion industry might have been a distant dream for a Finnish-Nigerian with Down's syndrome - but Maija Mattila made it a reality.

03/08/2018 02:34 AM
My uncle, Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial
The BBC's Gavin Fischer hears his great-uncle's voice for the first time in newly released tapes.

03/06/2018 12:18 PM
Making boots from hippopotamus and ostrich
How Zimbabwe's Courteney Boot Company became one of the world's most exclusive footwear firms.

02/20/2018 09:06 PM
Brian Hungwe: Mugabe feeling 'unloved' on his birthday
Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.

02/18/2018 01:37 PM
Life after Ebola
The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.

02/05/2018 12:50 PM
The street dancers who dream big
The street dancers in Sierra Leone who are using their talent to try to make a living.

02/04/2018 12:28 PM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: The teen rescuing street children in Nigeria
James Okina was a tearaway teen - now he is helping hundreds of children in Cross River State.

01/22/2018 12:35 PM
Yousra Elbagir: Why some Sudanese back lecturer who beat students
What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country.

01/16/2018 01:33 PM
Memories and beauty captured in Africa
Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.

01/06/2018 12:06 PM
In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival
The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.

12/28/2017 12:23 PM
Africa's year in pictures 2017
A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.

12/24/2017 12:51 PM
Through the lens: The photographers capturing Africa's year
African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.

11/21/2017 06:14 AM
Robert Mugabe
A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.

10/28/2017 11:02 AM
Holiday home
The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.