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South Africa's Chicken Licken colonialism of Europe advert banned - The advertising authority says a commercial showing an African conquering Europe is offensive.
Lion King: Petition calls on Disney to drop 'hakuna matata' trademark - Thousands have signed a petition against Disney registering Swahili phrase "hakuna matata".
Two Scandinavian women tourists found dead in Morocco - The bodies of two Scandinavian women are found in the Atlas mountains with cuts to their necks.
Al-Shabab in Somalia: Air strikes kill 62 militants, US says - The US military says six air strikes targeted militants in Somalia linked to al-Qaeda.
DR Congo - the crime behind the chaos - It's one of the world's most mineral rich nations, so why are its people among the planet's poorest?
Ibeyi: The French-Cuban twins who sing in Yoruba - Ibeyi is a band made up of two French-Cuban sisters, who often sing in the West African language Yoruba.
Great Ethiopian Run 2018 helps promotes unity with Eritrea - Eritrean star Zersenay Tadese competed in his first Great Ethiopian Run following July's peace deal.
The talent show in Kukuma, one of Kenya's biggest refugee camps - Kakuma, one of Kenya's biggest refugee camps, holds an annual talent show.
Chi Modu has photographed hip hop's biggest artists - Nigerian-born Chi Modu on why documenting black musicians is so important.
Kenyan teen using poetry to teach people about HIV and polio. - Kenyan teen poet Meshack use rhyme to educate people on the dangers of diseases like HIV and polio.
Fifa bans former Gambia Football Federation boss Seedy Kinteh - Fifa bans the former president of The Gambia Football Federation Seedy Kinteh for four years after finding him guilty of corruption.
Tottenham fan fined and banned for throwing banana skin at Arsenal - The Tottenham fan who threw a banana skin during the north London derby at Arsenal is fined and banned from football for four years.
Nigeria's Leon Balogun pledges 1% of his wages to Common Goal charity - Nigeria and Brighton defender Leon Balogun becomes the first African Premier League star to pledge 1% of his wages to the Common Goal charity
Confederation of African Football: "No decision on 2021 Nations Cup hosts" - The Confederation of African Football confirms that no decision has been taken for Ivory Coast to host the 2023 Nations Cup rather than 2021.
Botswana's Zebras struggling to repeat 2012 Afcon success - Former Botswana striker Dipsy Selolwane, Zebras' coach David Bright and FA president Maclean Letshwiti on how to improve the national team's fortunes.
Fergal Keane: How race relations in the 'rainbow nation' have become toxic - Racism remains deeply embedded in South Africa nearly 25 years after minority rule ended, writes Fergal Keane.
Louise Dewast: The man trying to outdo his dad to lead African giant - Felix Tshisekedi, son of a veteran opposition leader, hopes to step out of his father's shadow.
Pumza Fihlani: How a shepherd found a dinosaur graveyard - Dumangwe Thyobeka made a huge fossil find as he was tending to his family cemetery in rural South Africa.
The devastating effects of drought and severe weather in Mozambique - Mário Macilau has produced a photo series on the people of Mozambique effected by severe weather
Ghana's red-hot funerals: Buried in a chilli pepper - A car, a plane, or a chilli pepper - what kind of coffin do you want to be buried in?
In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road' - The artist who carpets streets in Accra with huge tapestries of yellow plastic squares.
Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert - Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures South Africa's wild flower phenomenon.
How one DR Congo town is coping with Ebola outbreak - Ebola: DR Congo health workers fight to contain virus, as new outbreak claims more lives
Migrant crisis: Life and death on a Spanish rescue boat in Mediterranean - A photographer spent 29 days on board a Spanish rescue boat off the coast of Libya
The forest beekeepers of Zanzibar - Using honey to boost the income of the archipelago's residents.
In pictures: ‘This is the Sudan I want to show’ - Sudanese photographer Ola Alsheikh shares her favourite shots from her hometown, Khartoum.
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.
Elizabeth Ohene: How to get Ghanaians to pay their taxes - Ghana's government should ban funerals for people who refuse to pay taxes, writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene.
Brian Hungwe: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits - Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore.
Zeinab Mohammed Salih: Fashion police shave off afros - Dress is a touchy subject in Sudan, where fashion can get you into trouble - now men are being targeted.
Mannir Dan Ali: A young country for old men - Why have Nigeria's main parties both chosen septuagenarian presidential candidates?
Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary: Kabila's choice for DR Congo president - Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, nicknamed "Make It Happen", is the president's preferred successor in Sunday's vote.
Letter from Africa: How Nigeria's elite avoid 'bad education' - Journalist Sola Odunfa reflects on a controversial proposal to ban young Nigerians from completing their education abroad.
DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting? - DR Congo is using e-voting for the first time, but is it a secure system?
In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity - Ethiopia brings together the more than 80 national or ethnic groups that live in the country in a celebration of diversity.
Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women - Joseph Warungu says the struggle for gender equality in Kenyan politics is failing on many fronts.
How foreign powers have stopped Somali pirates - Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy.
From revelry to tragedy on Uganda party boat - Six survivors speak about how a day of revelry turned into tragedy in Uganda as a party boat sank.
Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations - China helped build the museum with a donation of about $34m (£27m).
Kenya's Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant - The Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant in Nairobi aims to support those with the hereditary condition.