BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

05/24/2018 11:35 AM
Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people.

05/24/2018 11:27 AM
Africa's week in pictures: 17-24 May 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

05/24/2018 09:04 AM
Liberia to vote against Morocco's World Cup bid
The Liberian FA (LFA) is to break ranks with the rest of Africa and vote against Morocco when the decision on who will host the 2026 World Cup is held.

05/24/2018 02:11 AM
Egypt team to decide on fasting for World Cup build-up
Egypt's players are to meet to decide whether to fast in accordance with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as they prepare for the World Cup.

05/24/2018 12:35 AM
South Africa's Ramaphosa gives half his pay to Mandela charity
South Africa's president is one of the richest men in the country, with a fortune of around $450m.

05/23/2018 11:57 PM
Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria troops of rape
Women were separated from their husbands and raped in refugee camps, says Amnesty International.

05/23/2018 11:46 PM
Zambia national coach Wedson Nyirenda resigns
The Football Association of Zambia is looking for a new national team coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda.

05/23/2018 05:40 PM
Real Madrid v Liverpool: Could James Milner be key to Champions League final?
The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool has the makings of a classic, but what can we learn from the pre-match statistics?

05/23/2018 11:46 AM
Kim Chakanetsa on the man who stood up to Mugabe and vanished
Itai Dzamara was one of Robert Mugabe's most outspoken critics before he disappeared three years ago.

05/23/2018 05:21 AM
Kenyan aide Walter Mong’are 'criticises' millennials
A presidential aide in Kenya criticises young people "who sit at home and expect jobs".

05/23/2018 03:53 AM
Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.

05/23/2018 02:24 AM
Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger 'arrested'
Police raided Wael Abbas's home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded, his lawyer says.

05/22/2018 10:55 PM
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi returns to face investigation
The head of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi arrives in the country on Wednesday to face an investigation ordered by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

05/21/2018 11:37 AM
Clare Spencer: The graffiti artists who took over a village
What happened when international street artists, who normally paint murals on urban walls, headed to rural Gambia.

05/21/2018 11:36 AM
'I want to be like Mo Salah'
Aspiring footballers in Mo Salah's hometown are taking inspiration from the Liverpool FC ace.

05/20/2018 08:30 PM
Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.

05/18/2018 11:35 AM
Letter from Africa: Why is no-one talking about the Zamfara conflict?
The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict.

05/17/2018 10:45 PM
What happened to Cape Town's 'Day Zero'?
Cape Town's "Day Zero" when taps would run dry, has been postponed - but drought problems remain.

05/17/2018 02:53 PM
The innocent kids growing up behind bars
Some of these children have never even seen life outside prison but one woman is trying to help.

05/17/2018 12:06 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 11 May - 17 May 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

05/17/2018 11:12 AM
Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu on Cannes success and Kenya ban
Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu on Kenya's decision to ban the film, and its success at the Cannes Film Festival.

05/17/2018 06:14 AM
How to stop Ebola spreading
Some simple techniques can help prevent the spread of Ebola.

05/16/2018 06:03 AM
Dickens Olewe: How East Africa is cracking down on 'fake news'
A new law in Kenya imposes fines of up to $50,000 and/or up to two years in prison.

05/15/2018 11:16 AM
Ghanaian shoe seller vows to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice
A Ghanaian seeks justice for his friends who were killed in The Gambia during Yahya Jammeh's rule.

05/14/2018 05:34 AM
The iconic photo of the fight against apartheid
Sam Nzima dashed to the scene of a shooting in 1976 just in time to see a child falling to the ground.

05/14/2018 04:59 AM
DR Congo: Why tourists go to Virunga National Park
Africa's oldest park has been forced to suspend tourism following following the killing of a ranger and the abduction of tourists.

05/13/2018 11:42 AM
Why Ebola keeps coming back
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

05/04/2018 11:25 AM
BBC journalist Laeïla Adjovi wins Dakar Biennale art prize
The series of photos tells the story of a fictional creature breaking free from African stereotypes.

05/01/2018 11:08 AM
Brian Hungwe: Zimbabwe's lion roars for his fans
The singer returns from exile to a hero's welcome but still wants changes for suffering Zimbabweans.

04/24/2018 01:14 PM
Elizabeth Ohene: Why did Swaziland take 50 years to change its name?
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene supports the name eSwatini, but suggests "land of many wives".

04/21/2018 11:15 AM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani on the teenager fighting school bus sex pests
How one girl started an app to stop harassment of students on the commute to school in Tanzania.

04/11/2018 03:34 AM
Winnie Mandela memorial
Thousands attend a memorial service in South Africa to pay tribute to anti-apartheid activist.

04/08/2018 12:08 PM
Joseph Warungu: The handshake that left millions of Kenyans confused
Joseph Warungu reflects on the plight of Kenyan opposition supporters after their leader reconciled with his political nemesis.

03/30/2018 12:32 PM
The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia
Ahead of Easter, the BBC's Frank Gardner visits the churches of Ethiopia.

03/21/2018 01:26 PM
Water power: How one pump is helping an entire community
In Niger, the presence of clean water is helping to wash away some of a village's worries.

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.

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.