BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

07/27/2017 07:29 AM
Egyptian giants Zamalek sack coach Augusto Inacio
Portuguese coach Augusto Inacio is sacked by Egyptian giants Zamalek after less than four months in charge of the Cairo based side.

07/27/2017 05:32 AM
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe urged by first lady to name heir
Grace Mugabe says her husband should not be afraid to choose a successor and his word will be "final".

07/27/2017 12:02 AM
EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum 'hotspots' in Libya
President Macron says this could stop people not eligible for asylum from "taking crazy risks".

07/26/2017 11:56 PM
Nigerian soldiers killed in battle with Boko Haram
The soldiers were killed during an operation to free a group abducted by Boko Haram, the army says.

07/26/2017 11:03 PM
Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages
The singer is said to have suffered "considerable distress" over an article about her adopting twins.

07/26/2017 10:51 PM
Senegal's Ismaila Sarr 'rejects Barcelona' for Rennes move
Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr says he decided to move to French side Stade Rennes ahead of a proposed move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

07/26/2017 09:21 PM
Kargbo Jnr unsure about Sierra Leone commitment after allegations against his father
Match-fixing allegations against his father cloud whether Ibrahim Kargbo Junior would ever commit to playing international football for Sierra Leone.

07/26/2017 07:58 PM
Hunger in first 1,000 days
How child malnutrition affects communities across Ghana.

07/26/2017 07:31 PM
What do Somali women learn at marriage school?
The centre encourages women to open up emotionally, as well as teaching cooking and other skills.

07/26/2017 12:42 PM
Rami Ruhayem: Burning boats in the Med
The EU wants to shut down the migrant route from Libya, but deaths on the Mediterranean are on the rise.

07/26/2017 02:24 AM
Makhosi Khoza: Zuma critic on party discipline charges
MP Makhosi Khoza is charged with ill-discipline for speaking out against South Africa's president.

07/25/2017 11:00 PM
Man who named dog after president cleared
A judge drops charges brought against a market trader saying they were not proved.

07/25/2017 11:33 AM
Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy
Pallbearers are lifting the mood in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying displays.

07/25/2017 11:25 AM
A life left behind
In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why women abducted by Boko Haram and then released would choose to return to their captors.

07/25/2017 12:36 AM
Tanzania's albino footballers team up with Everton FC
They've been training with Everton as part of their fight-back against dangerous prejudice.

07/24/2017 11:13 AM
Stravinsky in South Africa: The composer who defied apartheid
When celebrated Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky visited South Africa in 1962, he defied racist laws to perform his music to a black audience.

07/24/2017 07:27 AM
Nigerian president Buhari is 'very, very ok', a governor says
The Nigerian president was pictured for the first time in almost 80 days on Sunday.

07/23/2017 10:09 PM
Meet the "Afro-fashion magician" who creates dresses in minutes
Ugandan designer Latif Madoi is making a name for himself with his unique brand of "fast fashion".

07/22/2017 11:19 AM
Dan Saladino: Trying the berry and porcupine diet
The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. Could their diet hold lessons for everyone?

07/20/2017 07:12 PM
Singers and skippers
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

07/20/2017 12:04 PM
Man who migrated twice
What is life like for those involved in Europe's great migration?

07/20/2017 12:02 PM
Emmanuel Igunza: Inside 'Africa's Mecca'
Our correspondent visits the ancient city of Harar as it celebrates its 1,010th anniversary.

07/19/2017 11:32 AM
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's 'big and beautiful' pills for women
In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

07/19/2017 02:59 AM
'Her generosity cost her life'
Prudence Mabele was one of the first South African black women to say publicly she had HIV.

07/17/2017 05:08 AM
Elizabeth Ohene: Satellites and science
In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on whether people are being inspired by science.

07/17/2017 03:17 AM
Debating Africa
Every month we travel to a different African country to discuss a chosen topic.

07/12/2017 08:27 PM
Piers Edwards: Turning football into wine
Former Ivory Coast international Olivier Tebily has forged a new career away from football - as Africa's first maker of Cognac.

07/11/2017 11:39 AM
Master shipbuilders
The craftsmen can all trace their skills back to one family who arrived on the island more than 150 years ago.

07/10/2017 03:29 AM
Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown
In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu makes his maiden visit to Sierra Leone.

07/08/2017 12:19 PM
Patience Atuhaire: Ugandan mini-skirts and morals
The debate on what constitutes being improperly dressed in public is reignited after Ugandan civil servants are issued with a strict dress code.

07/08/2017 04:08 AM
Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list
Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.

07/06/2017 12:10 PM
How a former slave gave a quilt to Queen Victoria
More than a century ago a former slave fulfilled her dream to meet Queen Victoria, taking with her a gift.

07/05/2017 11:23 AM
Portraits of a migrant
Portraits of Libyan migrants taken on board the vessel that rescued them.

06/21/2017 04:28 AM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's war of words with Amnesty
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the incessant duel on facts between Nigeria and Amnesty.

06/16/2017 09:32 AM
Style in the slum
His neighbours, in what is probably the world's most famous slum, stare but he doesn't care.

06/06/2017 01:37 PM
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's' cholera cover-up'
In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticises the Sudanese government's failure to get to grips with a cholera pandemic.

06/03/2017 11:49 AM
New faces of Africa
The photographers trying to change perceptions of Africa.

06/02/2017 11:32 AM
Rumble in the jungle
Visiting the boxers of Kinshasa, 43 years after Ali and Foreman fought in the Rumble in the Jungle.

05/31/2017 12:30 AM
Nairobi's new railway
A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.

05/27/2017 11:04 AM
The gospel train
For 20 years, a Christian group has held prayers on a train carriage during their one hour commute.

04/24/2017 10:14 PM
Tradesmen of Kumasi
Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.