BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

01/18/2018 12:35 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 12 - 18 January 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

01/18/2018 12:31 PM
Cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine
Uganda's only machine broke in 2016, leaving Monica Kyotazala and hundreds of other cancer patients without adequate care.

01/18/2018 11:44 AM
Zambia on verge of CHAN quarter-finals
Zambia edged closer to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship in Morocco when beating Ivory Coast 2-0 in Marrakech.

01/18/2018 11:39 AM
Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash
Roy Bennett, a farmer who became a thorn in the side of Robert Mugabe, is killed alongside his wife.

01/18/2018 06:29 AM
Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts five-year ban on US Ouakam
The Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts a five-year ban imposed on Senegalese side US Ouakam after crowd violence left at least eight people dead at last year's League Cup final.

01/18/2018 05:56 AM
Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger "disrespectful" by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say Borussia Dortmund.

01/18/2018 03:30 AM
South Africa: Cape Town slashes water use amid drought
Residents will be banned from using more than 50 litres of water a day from next month.

01/18/2018 02:02 AM
Tunisia regain top African spot in Fifa rankings
Tunisia return to the top of Fifa's African rankings two months after losing pole position to Senegal.

01/17/2018 08:15 AM
Cedric Bakambu: Villarreal forward set for African record £65m deal
Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu is set to become the most expensive African footballer ever as Chinese club Beijing Guoan close on a £65m deal.

01/17/2018 07:49 AM
Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens
The group was reportedly travelling in two separate vehicles to the capital of Abuja.

01/17/2018 04:51 AM
Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed
Merera Gudina is the first of more than 500 prisoners the government has said it will release.

01/17/2018 02:34 AM
Moustached monkey is separate species
A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

01/17/2018 02:13 AM
Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies
The healer gave women leaves and herbs that made their stomachs swell up and told them not to see a doctor.

01/16/2018 02:08 PM
Somali fisherwoman breaks boundaries in Mogadishu
Riyan Abukar Ali is determined to succeed as a fisherwoman in Somalia, in a trade dominated by men.

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.

01/15/2018 01:04 PM
Inside Africa's gated WhatsApp communities
Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.

01/13/2018 12:43 PM
Inside Ethiopia's 800-year-old rock churches
Churches have been carved into the rock in northern Ethiopia for over 800 years.

01/13/2018 12:39 PM
Recording the lives of those waiting for clean water
Photographer Mario Macilau documents a community living with dirty water.

01/12/2018 12:24 PM
'Britain is not always preferable to Nigeria'
Lawyer Aji Ayorinde is looking at swapping his life in London for Lagos.

01/12/2018 12:19 PM
Where rare second-hand trainers can cost 2,000 US dollars
Streetwear lovers in South Africans are buying, selling and trading shoes at the Sneaker Exchange. It's the latest craze to hit Johannesburg, and the place to upgrade your kicks.

01/12/2018 02:21 AM
New homes for low-paid Zimbabweans
Will Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa be able to deliver new homes to low income earners?

01/12/2018 01:15 AM
Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries
The countries dismissed by Donald Trump have produced some successful contributors to US society.

01/12/2018 01:00 AM
#AfricanGangs: Communities respond to negative label in Australia
African-Australians claim #AfricanGangs label to share positive stories in a social media campaign

01/11/2018 11:38 PM
The boxer not wanted by Nigeria or UK
The UK plan to deport him. Nigeria does not want him. BBC Sport meets Bilal Fawaz, a talented amateur boxer who's fought for England but has been seeking asylum in the UK for the past 11 years.

01/11/2018 05:22 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 5 - 11 January 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

01/11/2018 01:12 PM
Gbolahan Peter Macjob: Nigeria's six-day Facebook engagement
"He is the most handsome man I've ever met and I liked him instantly."

01/11/2018 12:04 PM
Is Cape Town about to run out of water?
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

01/09/2018 02:19 PM
Tomi Oladipo: Africa's key security challenges for 2018
Ongoing wars, terrorism and growing Western involvement in Africa are set to be key themes in 2018.

01/07/2018 01:54 PM
Catherine Byaruhanga: The African millennials getting into Bitcoin
African millennials explain to Catherine Byaruhanga the attraction of risky cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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.

01/03/2018 12:40 PM
Brian Hungwe: Can Zimbabwe rise from the ashes?
The one thing all Zimbabweans yearn for this year is an economic revival.

12/29/2017 12:57 PM
Elizabeth Ohene: The year veteran presidents finally moved on
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at the African leaders who lost power in 2017.

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.

12/20/2017 12:14 PM
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why Nigerians aim for Europe
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why Nigerians believe they will be the lucky ones to reach Europe.

12/05/2017 12:05 PM
Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria needs multi-lingual soldiers
Instead of shouting to be heard, Nigerian soldiers are being told to learn more languages.

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.

10/17/2017 12:14 PM
Photo of butchered rhino wins top award
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

09/24/2017 11:20 AM
Wrecked lives of Kasai
Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

09/18/2017 12:04 PM
Food security
Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.