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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.
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