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Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship - More than 600 migrants who were turned away by Italy and Malta are arriving in Valencia.
Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets 'kill 31' in Borno state - The twin blasts and rocket fire in Borno state come as the army chief says the north-east is now safe.
Super Eagles go down 2-0 in first match - Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty give Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor match.
Boris Becker claims CAR immunity - The tennis star, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, is a diplomat for the Central African Republic.
Nigerian football fans embrace Russia ahead of World Cup - Hundreds of Nigerian fans have arrived in Moscow ahead of the their country's match against Croatia.
Morocco lose to injury time own goal - Iran win their first match at a World Cup finals in 20 years as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal in injury time.
World Cup 2018: Uruguay score late winner to beat Egypt 1-0 - Uruguay snatch a late winner as they began their World Cup campaign with victory over Egypt, who left Mohamed Salah on the bench.
Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU 'asylum centres' in African nations - After a diplomatic row, French and Italian leaders propose new EU asylum processing centres in Africa.
Model Olivia Sang on 'colourism' in the fashion industry - Model Olivia Sang wants to challenge perceptions of beauty.
'Ignacius Sancho made me sure of who I am as a black Briton' - A new play tells the story of the first black British voter, almost 250 years ago.
World Cup 2018: Footballer Mohamed Salah 'could rival Pele' - The player's first coach says he could become the best footballer in world.
'Ethiopian PM Ahmed said release Tsege or I resign' - Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Tsege says PM Ahmed threatened to resign unless he was released.
Iwobi: I still need to learn my Nigerian Shaku Shaku dance moves - The Nigerian forward talks about roommates, his proudest moments, and even throws a few dance moves.
Cameroon crisis explained - Unrest has gripped Cameroon's English-speaking regions for two years.
World Cup 2018: Senegal’s Ciss ruled out through injury - Senegal defender Saliou Ciss is ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia with an ankle injury and is replaced in the squad by Adama Mbengue.
World Cup 2018: Egypt forward Mohamed Salah fit to face Russia - The Egyptian Football Association says striker Mohamed Salah is fit to start their next game against Russia on Tuesday.
Tunisia v England preview - Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's World Cup game between Tunisia and England.
How well do you know team Nigeria? - How much do you know about the Super Eagles?
King of Morocco orders country to bid for 2030 World Cup - King Mohammed VI of Morocco instructs the country to bid to host the 2030 World Cup after losing out on the rights for 2026.
Dickens Olewe: Why landlocked Ethiopia wants to launch a navy - Ethiopia has signed deals with several neighbouring countries for access to their ports.
Ashley Lime: The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses - A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up.
Nomia Iqbal: The new African beat set to get Europe dancing - One of Europe's biggest dance festivals is shining a spotlight on the diversity of modern African music.
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.
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.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why many Nigerians scoff at paternity leave - Many scoff at paternity leave in Nigeria but lifestyles are changing.
Khalid Albaih: Mali 'Spiderman' is the hero the modern age needs - The rescue of a child hanging from a balcony was a typical zero-to-hero intro to a superhero story.
Elizabeth Ohene: Why Ghanaians are so slow to bury their dead - Bodies are not buried for months, sometimes years, in Ghana as families bicker over funeral arrangements.
Kadaria Ahmed: How my home town became a bloodbath - The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict.
South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency? - Gangs wielding AK47s and explosives are targeting South Africa's cash-in-transit industry - with sometimes deadly results.
Locked up in Canada for eight months 'over name mix-up' - A Canadian citizen is suing the government for $10m after he was imprisoned by border security.
Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 June 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Boris Becker: Central African Republic has bigger problems - What you need to know about the Central African Republic, which made Boris Becker a diplomat in April 2018
World Cup 2018: Pick your all-time African XI - Choose your team, share it with your friends and get stats about your players' World Cup history.
The surprise place where hijab can spell trouble - Wearing the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, is getting more difficult for some women in Egypt.
Grenfell Tower: Global roots of fire victims - How the Grenfell Tower tragedy sent shockwaves around the world.
Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts - Cutting-edge tech is examining ancient manuscripts for earlier texts written below the surface.
World Cup 2018: Will an African team reach semi-finals for first time? - Three quarter-final appearances but not much else - BBC Sport looks at just how far an African team is from winning the World Cup.
Matteo Salvini: Interior minister's claims about immigration - The new coalition government has been outlining its immigration policies.