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Cyclone Idai: Scores more deaths reported in Mozambique - At least 700 people have now been declared dead across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
More than 100 Mali villagers killed by gunmen - Attackers dressed as traditional hunters target Fulani villagers in the Mopti region, reports say.
Somalia's al-Shabab militants attack ministry - A deputy minister is among several killed in a bomb attack on government offices in the capital.
Ghana bus crash: Dozens killed after two buses collide in Bono East - Police say the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when the crash occurred.
Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers? - Aid agencies warn that it is becoming more dangerous, not less, in southern Africa after Cyclone Idai.
Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's desperate search for the missing - Communities in Zimbabwe continue to search through rubble for family members missing after the storm.
Kenyans angry over Turkana drought response - Kenyans have accused their government of ignoring drought victims in north-west Kenya.
Gael Bigirimana: Hibs and Burundi midfielder on how he talked his way into football - Hibs and Burundi midfielder Gael Bigirimana says he owes his career to a trip to the shops to buy milk.
Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique - The BBC's Fergal Keane assesses the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Homeless chess champion from Nigeria 'gets apartment' after crowdfund - A crowdfunder was started for eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi after he won a US chess competition.
Currency artist Ezeanyika Anthony Chibuzor on his life in London - Nigerian 'currency artist' Ezeanyika Anthony Chibuzor found life a struggle after moving to London.
2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Burundi seal historic qualification - Burundi qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history with a 1-1 draw at home to Gabon who have been eliminated.
2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Guinea-Bissau and Namibia qualify - Guinea-Bissau and Namibia qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from Group K on Saturday, with Mozambique narrowly missing out.
2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon beat Comoros 3-0 to qualify - Cameroon secure their place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt with a 3-0 win over Comoros in Yaounde on Saturday in the final Group B qualifier.
Africa Cup of Nations: Angola qualify ahead of Burkina Faso - Debutant Wilson Eduardo is the hero for Angola as they clinch a place at the Africa Cup of Nations on the final weekend of qualifiers.
Banned Togo referee denies agreeing to to manipulate match - Banned Togolese referee Kokou Hougnimon Fagla admits he was asked to manipulate an international friendly but did not agree to do so.
Fergal Keane: Flying over Mozambique's submerged farmland - Fergal Keane joins a helicopter flight over the areas of Mozambique worst affected by Cyclone Idai.
Pumza Fihlani meets cyclone survivors still waiting for help - Eyewitness accounts emerge from Beira in Mozambique, which was devastated by Cyclone Idai.
Ahmed Rouaba: Beating the president not enough for young Algerians - After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.
'I was told painting is for lazy people': Cameroon's Ajarb Bernard Ategwa - Family pressure did not stop Cameroonian artist Ajarb Bernard Ategwa from finding success.
The bakeries of Bamako in Mali - Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako, Mali.
The blind climbers of Kilimanjaro - The day seven blind trekkers reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The artist giving leaders a bad hair day - How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.
In Pictures: Pain and ecstasy at the Lagos marathon - Battling heat and humidity to complete the marathon in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
No traffic in Addis Ababa as Ethiopia marks Car Free Day - The Ethiopian capital marks Car Free Day to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution.
The African churches of London - Reuters photographer Simon Dawson captures African Christian communities in London.
The horsemen making a living on Lagos beach Nigeria - The young people who make a living from taking people for horse rides on Nigeria's beaches.
Waihiga Mwaura: Are Kenyans still scandalised by scandals? - In a country so used to government corruption, have ordinary Kenyans totally lost hope?
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's farmer king - Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about an influential ruler's bid to promote farming.
Brian Hungwe: Should MPs be sent back to school? - The speaker of Zimbabwe's parliament wants MPs to get an education to ensure a better level of debate.
Elizabeth Ohene: The country where everyone is expected to be late - Ghanaians don't really need watches as most meetings start 45 minutes late.
Cyclone Idai: 'We saw 200 bodies by the roadside' - A stranded motorist in Mozambique tells of the scene of devastation along the Beira to Chimoio highway.
Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa - Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 March 2019 - A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair' - Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.
Cyclone Idai: The hotel manager providing a safe haven in Zimbabwe - A hotel in Zimbabwe is sheltering hundreds of people who have lost their homes in Cyclone Idai.
Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures - Millions of people were in the direct path of the cyclone which struck last week.
'I was arrested and shamed for leaked nudes': Ugandan model Judith Heard - Model Judith Heard was arrested under Uganda's Anti-Pornography Act, which critics say victimises women.
Prince Gyasi: Instagram photographer on capturing Accra life - Ghanaian Prince Gyasi takes stunning photos of Accra using only his phone.
The village in Ghana where childbirth is banned - Women are sent away from Mafi Dove community in Ghana to give birth to avoid "offending the gods".