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Why is this village letting mosquitoes in? - The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.
Africa's week in pictures: 12 - 18 October 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Abiy Ahmed: Protesting Ethiopian soldiers wanted to kill me - Abiy Ahmed says he ordered soldiers protesting about pay to do press-ups to defuse the tension.
Codeine syrup addiction: Nigerian arrested after BBC expose - Chukwunonye Madubuike was implicated in a BBC documentary about the illegal sale of addictive opioids.
Ugandan lacrosse team: We want a true African champion - Uganda, the only African nation to have ever competed at the Lacrosse World Championships, are hoping to help grow the sport across the continent.
Nigerian amputee football team captain on how the sport changed his life - Emmanuel Ibeawuchi is captain of Nigeria's amputee national team, hoping to compete at the World Cup.
Can a cooker help save the rainforest? - The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.
The Nigerian female freestyle football champion - Ajibade Rasheedat uses the sport to build her confidence and help with her studies.
Land mines: Will they continue to kill thousands? - They're history's most prolific serial killers and there's tens of millions of them out there. So why are land mines still around?
Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career - Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music.
The Gambia protest over Togo defender Adewale Olufade - The Gambia Football Federation lodges a protest with the Confederation of African Football over the eligibility of Togo's Adewale Olufade.
Kenya replace Equatorial Guinea at Women's Africa Cup of Nations - Kenya replace Equatorial Guinea at the upcoming Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana after a protest about player eligibility.
Africa Cup of Nations: Rewards for Malagasy history makers - Madagascar's national team have been rewarded for earning the country's first qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward has hand surgery - Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has surgery on a hand injury he sustained while on international duty.
Wilfried Bony: Swansea City striker close to return from cruciate knee injury - Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is set to return to first-team training this week after eight months on the sidelines.
Ishaq Khalid: Midwife murders reveal brutal IS tactics in Nigeria - The execution-style killings of two aid workers raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over.
Louise Dewast meets the couple who faked their Facebook wedding - Successful, educated and attractive - Arlène Agneroh's friends said the only thing she was missing was a husband.
Piers Edwards meets Somalia's secret boxing champion - Ramla Ali is an English and British boxing champion with Olympic ambitions despite having had to hide her passion from her strict Muslim family.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Ohene: Ghana should use Melania Trump as a fashion ambassador - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the kind of welcome given to the US first lady.
Rodney D Sieh: Why I was sentenced to 5,000 years in jail - Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia's FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about journalism in West Africa.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections - Why some earth tremors in Nigerian's capital, Abuja, have caused such a stir.
Wilf Mbanga: Zimbabwe's 'enemy of the people' returns home - Journalist Wilf Mbanga reflects on his return home 15 years after going into exile fearing for his life.
Central African Republic concert attack: Grenade survivor sings for peace - A deadly attack at a gig last year has only made this band from the Central African Republic more determined.
British-Nigerian filmmaker Adeyemi Michael: All immigrants are conquerors - British-Nigerian Filmmaker Adeyemi Michael explains the inspiration behind his short film, Entitled.
The peacekeepers who turned war criminals in the Central African Republic - Thirteen men, women and children were shot dead in cold blood in the Central African Republic in 2014.
Letter from Africa: Kenya unveils biblical strategy to tackle corruption - The body in charge of leading the fight against corruption will use the Bible to teach ethics.
Celebrating Africa's aid workers on the frontline - From fighting fires to digging cars out of flooded roads - the unglamorous realities of the life of Africa's aid workers.
South Africa's ancient lost city of Kweneng rediscovered by lasers - Descendants of the 15th Century residents are now fighting to have it recognised as their homeland.
Somalia truck bomb: 'My husband's body was never found' - Mother of six Fowsiya Osman lost her husband in the attack in Somalia that left more than 500 dead.
Zimbabwe currency crisis: No cash, no bread, no KFC - A deepening unease is settling over Zimbabwe as the country's fragile local currency loses value at alarming speed.