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Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire 'home safely' - Mohammed Dewji, said to be Africa's youngest billionaire, said he thanked Allah and the police.
Migrant crisis: Libya opposes EU plan for centres, says minister - Assessment centres outside the EU are not acceptable, the foreign minister tells Austrian media.
Tanzania ferry disaster: 'My family had arranged for my burial' - One month after one of Tanzania's worst ferry disasters, a survivor reflects on how he was saved.
Codeine syrup addiction: Nigerian arrested after BBC expose - Chukwunonye Madubuike was implicated in a BBC documentary about the illegal sale of addictive opioids.
One culture, two generations: Learning my mother tongue - Lola is the first born British-Nigerian in her family. In this candid conversation she asks her mum why she was never taught their mother tongue.
Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in? - The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.
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.
Tunisia sack head coach Faouzi Benzarti just days after Afcon qualification - Tunisia sack their head coach Faouzi Benzarti, just four days after he helped the Carthage Eagles qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations.
Odion Ighalo: ‘Threat to family not enough to make me quit’ - Odion Ighalo says death threats aimed at his family after the World Cup were not enough to make him quit playing for Nigeria.
Togo deny Gambian claims over eligibility of defender Olufade - Togo deny claims over the eligibility of their defender Adewale Olufade after The Gambia Federation lodges a protest with the Confederation of African Football.
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.
One Nigerian woman's mission to save Lagos beaches and turtles from plastic - The activist leading the way in preserving her local beach and its visiting sea turtles.
Africa's week in pictures: 12 - 18 October 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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.
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.
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.