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Sudan boat accident: 24 schoolchildren die near River Nile - They were on their way to school in northern Sudan when the boat capsized in a strong current.
Why single Nigerian women battle to rent homes - Many landlords in Nigeria suspect single women of being prostitutes, making it difficult for them to rent.
South Africa rhino poaching: 'Bribes paid to court syndicate' - Investigations point to a corrupt court syndicate keeping rhino killers beyond the reach of the law.
Sudanese man 'behind UK terror attack' - Police are given more time to question Salih Khater over alleged attempted murder and terror offences.
Jail for Burundi head teacher busted sitting student's exam - Benjamin Manirambona says he was doing the exam on behalf of a soldier who is serving in Somalia.
Inside the Jeremy Corbyn wreath row cemetery in Tunisia - The BBC's Rana Jawad has been to the cemetery in Tunis that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attended in 2014.
BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi - Journalists investigating a series of mysterious murders in Malawi narrowly escape death.
The African footballers changing the game in India - A little-known style of football starring African players finds an unlikely following in India.
Teaching children to surf Liberia's wild waves - An African country which has seen civil war and Ebola could be the next surfing hotspot.
Filmmaker Sheila Nortley: I'm a writer, a mother, I'm tall, I'm a Muslim - Filmmaker Sheila Nortley believes that loving yourself and being confident is key to success.
Secret lives of Kenya's drag queens - Cross-dressers discuss the difficulty of living in a country with strict anti-gay laws.
Victor Moses: Chelsea's Nigeria winger announces international retirement at 27 - Chelsea's Nigeria winger Victor Moses announces his retirement from international football at the age of 27.
Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace winger signs new five-year deal at Premier League club - Winger Wilfried Zaha signs a new five-year contract with Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Kenneth Omeruo: Chelsea's Nigerian defender joins Leganes on loan - Nigeria's World Cup defender Kenneth Omeruo joins Spanish side Leganes on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Alex Song: Former Cameroon and Arsenal midfielder signs for Sion - Former Cameroon and Arsenal midfielder Alex Song signs a two-year deal with Swiss top-flight club Sion.
Fans set to return to Egypt league for the first time since 2012 - The Egyptian government announces that fans will be allowed back to watch league matches for the first time since 2012 initially in smaller numbers.
Mbali Sikhosana: How a domestic worker took on her abusive boss - Domestic workers are a key part of many South African homes, but many face abuse and extremely low wages.
Milton Nkosi: Is South Africa’s land reform an election gimmick? - President Cyril Ramaphosa is backing a plan to allow land to be taken by the state without compensation.
Tara John: Remembering the student who fought campus rape - Khensani Maseko, a student anti-rape activist, took her own life last week after she was allegedly raped.
The details of life in a refugee camp - Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures small details that reflect the lives of refugees who have fled South Sudan.
In pictures: The Durban July in South Africa - The theme of this year's Durban July was "It Is Time" - and race-goers did not disappoint.
David Goldblatt: South Africa's chronicler of life under apartheid - A look at the work of acclaimed South African photographer David Goldblatt, who has died aged 87.
The Gambian village transformed by graffiti - What happened when international street artists, who normally paint murals on urban walls, headed to rural Gambia.
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.
Winnie Mandela memorial - Thousands attend a memorial service in South Africa to pay tribute to anti-apartheid activist.
The churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia - Ahead of Easter, the BBC's Frank Gardner visits the churches of Ethiopia.
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.
Brian Hungwe: How Mugabe and white farmers changed sides - Brian Hungwe looks at Zimbabwe's election fallout for the opposition as it disputes the presidential poll results.
Mannir Dan Ali: Can Buhari survive after dramatic defections? - Journalist Mannir Dan Ali considers the Nigerian president's chances of re-election after the loss of key allies.
Elizabeth Ohene: The quiz show taking Ghana by storm - Elizabeth Ohene explores whether it has inspired a generation of scientists and mathematicians.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: We should get over colonialism - Deriding Africa's former colonial rulers will not solve the continent's many problems, writes Nigerian journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
Animal poaching: British soldiers' Malawi mission to stop poachers - Lance Corporal Chad Spalding says he doesn't want animals ending up as "just pictures in a book".
The radio 'saved my little girl's life' - A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.
The student trying to solve the food waste crisis - Has a 23-year-old engineering student come up with an invention that could tackle food waste problems?
Letter from Africa: Heroes and villains of Nigeria's parliament siege - Scenes resembling a coup Nigeria have left many scratching their heads.
In pictures: Portugal's lingering influence in Zanzibar - A festival in Pemba reveals cultural influences dating back to the 16th Century.
Africa's week in pictures: 3-9 August 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Arsenal's Iwobi returns to hometown Lagos - Arsenal and Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi returns to Lagos to visit a football academy and meet young players.