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Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini' - King Mswati III declares a name change at events celebrating independence and his 50th birthday.
South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed - Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, conservationist Jane Goodall and others urge more action.
Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her - She tells leaders it is her "sincere wish" for Prince Charles to be the next head of the Commonwealth.
Zimbabwe sacks thousands of nurses on strike - But some believe the dramatic move is just a tactic to get the nurses to go back to work.
The music legend who drives a taxi - This Washington taxi driver has a big secret - he is a musical star who composes in his car.
The Commonwealth of Nations: Who's in the club? - Some members have left and joined the group more than once.
Moment mace is stolen in Nigerian Senate - Intruders stormed into the Nigerian upper house and took the symbolic mace.
Annan: World is 'messy' and lacking 'strong leaders' - The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said "cool heads and sober judgement" are needed.
Benin basketball star on returning to the court after a car crash - How a car crash changed Benin's Faouziatou Ibrahima's basketball career.
Botswana's Ian Khama: Leaving office not a train smash - Botswana's Ian Khama has just stepped down after 10 years in power - he says other African leaders should also "move aside and give others the opportunity".
Kenya's Omar sacked by Bulgarian club for insulting team-mates - Bulgarain club Slavia Sofia sacks Kenya international Aboud Omar for insulting the club's coaching staff and his team-mates.
Tunisia: A season marred by violence - Crowd violence sees eight of Tunisia's 14 top-flight teams end their seasons behind closed doors but officials are confident World Cup will not be affected.
Fifa is monitoring the detention of DR Congo FA boss Constant Omari - Fifa says it monitoring the detention of its Council member and DR Congo Football Association president Constant Omari over embezzlement claims.
FA Cup: Is Daniel Amokachi's the strangest substitution ever? - Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi substitutes himself on to the pitch and scores twice in a 4-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham in 1995.
East African success in Confederation Cup - Four East African teams Al Hilal, Gor Mahia, Yanga and Rayon Sports all qualify for the group stage of the Confederation Cup.
Yemisi Adegoke: Why some Nigerians give 10% of their pay to the church - Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.
Sammy Awami on why Diamond Platnumz is in trouble for a kiss - One of Africa's top musicians is being questioned by Tanzanian police for a video of him kissing a woman.
Alex Duval Smith on the man who quit his job to fight his daughter's killer - Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.
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.
Life after Ebola - The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.
The street dancers who dream big - The street dancers in Sierra Leone who are using their talent to try to make a living.
Memories and beauty captured in Africa - Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.
In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival - The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.
Africa's year in pictures 2017 - A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.
Elizabeth Ohene: 'Why I loved Winnie Mandela, warts and all' - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene on her admiration for the anti-apartheid campaigner.
Joseph Warungu: The handshake that left millions of Kenyans confused - Joseph Warungu reflects on the plight of Kenyan opposition supporters after their leader reconciled with his political nemesis.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why Nigeria's hate speech bill is a jokes killer - Nigeria is debating a hate speech bill which, if passed, would condemn to death those found guilty.
Brian Hungwe: Mugabe feeling 'unloved' on his birthday - Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.
The holiday village run by spies - An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.
Things you might not know about the Commonwealth - As Commonwealth leaders meet in London, the BBC takes a look at the facts and figures behind this club of nations.
'What Winnie Mandela meant to me' - South Africans reflect on what the late anti-apartheid campaigner meant to them as she is laid to rest.
A timeline of Winnie Mandela's tumultuous life - As South Africans pay tribute to veteran anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the BBC charts her tumultuous life.
Susan Kigula: The woman who freed herself and hundreds from death row - How death row prisoner Susan Kigula studied law and changed Uganda's legal system.
Africa's week in pictures: 6-12 April 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Aya Cissoko: Boxer and author on feminism and fighting back - French boxer and author Aya Cissoko is encouraging other women to take a stand.
Nigerian brides sit exams in wedding gowns - Two university students had to sit their final exams on their wedding day after a rescheduling clash.