BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

06/24/2017 07:06 AM
Abdoul Camara: French club Guingamp sign Guinea international
Guinea international Abdoul Camara joins French side Guingamp on a two-year deal, a day after parting company with English club Derby County.

06/24/2017 04:53 AM
Alhaji Kamara is passed fit to sign for Saudi club Al-Taawoun
Sierra Leone's Alhaji Kamara, who was diagnosed with a serious heart condition in 2015, is joining Saudi Arabian top flight league club Al-Taawoun FC.

06/24/2017 03:47 AM
Fifa brings forward talks aimed at settling Cameroon's internal issues
Fifa brings forward a reconciliation meeting for Cameroon football stakeholders to 10 July in Guinea as it aims to settle problems within the Cameroon Federation.

06/23/2017 11:29 AM
A mother's love
Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon.

06/23/2017 05:24 AM
'My school dreams'
I went back to school after getting pregnant and I'm glad I did.

06/23/2017 04:46 AM
John Magufuli's pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women
An online petition is set up after the president said mothers would be too distracted to go to school.

06/23/2017 04:19 AM
SportPesa to end Kenya football league sponsorship over tax
The government imposed a 35% tax on revenues of betting companies.

06/23/2017 04:00 AM
London's temporary African-inspired architecture
Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.

06/23/2017 01:12 AM
Togo's 'voodoo vacations'
Traditional voodoo ceremonies are attracting tourists to the small West African nation of Togo.

06/23/2017 12:12 AM
Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91
Sir Ketumile Masire led the country for 18 years and is seen as the architect of its stability.

06/22/2017 10:50 PM
Gambia's ‘deserted’ village: Why did the young men leave?
The village chief of Badibu Saaba, in The Gambia, explains how most of the young men have left. But six months after electing a new president, will things soon change?

06/22/2017 10:47 PM
Shark attacks threaten Reunion Island tourist trade
Shark attacks on surfers and swimmers around Reunion island have seriously affected local businesses.

06/22/2017 01:42 PM
Watched chimps change their hunting habits
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

06/22/2017 12:24 PM
Catherine Byaruhanga: Uganda's refugee solidarity
How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.

06/22/2017 11:57 AM
If the caps fits...
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

06/22/2017 11:26 AM
Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?
Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries.

06/22/2017 11:15 AM
'I lost my eye'
About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.

06/22/2017 10:07 AM
Life savers
A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

06/22/2017 09:50 AM
Mauritius wins UN vote on Chagos Islands
The UK says a dispute over the islands with Mauritius is "clearly a matter" for the two countries.

06/22/2017 07:55 AM
First UK African war memorial opens
It is dedicated to the two million African-Caribbean soldiers who fought in both world wars.

06/22/2017 04:32 AM
Uganda's lesson in how to treat refugees
Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year - mostly fleeing the conflict in South Sudan - and has been praised for its open-door policy.

06/22/2017 02:18 AM
Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference
Delegates were attending a conference organised by Kenya's Ministry of Health in Nairobi.

06/21/2017 09:48 AM
Martin Patience: Nigerian jailed and ransomed
Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.

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.

06/20/2017 03:29 AM
Border feud
Tension has mounted after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers guarding the disputed border between Eritrea and Djibouti

06/18/2017 12:13 PM
Sihem Hassaini: Why Tunisian women are having hymen surgery
Tunisian women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading some to have hymen surgery.

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.

06/11/2017 12:32 PM
Small and bullet-shaped
A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse security staff.

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 11:51 AM
Elizabeth Ohene: Why Ghana's new word for gold miner spells trouble
In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the "galamsey" phenomenon.

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.

05/30/2017 11:15 AM
Joseph Warungu: Kenyan votes for food
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at how Kenya's staple has been the source of intrigue.

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.

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

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