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Frozen in time: Inside Eritrea's embassy - Dust-covered cars, furniture and beer are revealed as Eritrea re-opens its Ethiopian embassy after 20 years.
South Africa's Diepsloot township: 'My neighbour is a rapist' - Vigilantes are burning rapists to death in the South African township of Diepsloot.
'Justice' for multi-racial World Cup winners - A comment heralding the multicultural French World Cup winners sparks an online debate about racism.
Tanzania's John Magufuli says prisoners are free labour - President Magufuli says prisoners should work long hours, grow their food and have no conjugal visits.
Mauritian festival brings island sights and sounds to UK - The tropical island of Mauritius - in the Indian Ocean, off south-east Africa - brings a slice of island life to the UK.
Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electricity - Ghanaian brothers James and Kwesi Ansah use the root vegetables to power radios and mobile phones.
Nigerian entrepreneur turning old tyres into furniture - Female entrepreneur Olabanke Banjo is upcycling used tyres into furniture in her quest to save the environment.
Kenya eye test app gives boy his sight back - A smartphone app has been shown to double the number of children getting their eyes treated.
Zimbabweans assemble for a rare public debate - Just weeks ahead of the first election post-Mugabe, Zimbabweans got together for a rare public debate held by BBC World Questions.
Living with facial scars in Nigeria - Nigerian Olatunbosun Damilola says the facial scars her parents gave her mean she faces discrimination.
Action returns in the African Champions League - Action returns in the African Champions League with the third matches of the group phase on Tuesday.
Famara Diedhiou: Bristol City fail in appeal against striker's six-match ban - Bristol City fail in their appeal against striker Famara Diedhiou's six-match ban from the Football Association.
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul quits to join Qatari club - Tunisia's World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul leaves his job in order to take over at Qatari champions Al Duhail.
Riyad Mahrez: I want to win Champions League with Manchester City - Record Manchester City signing Riyad Mahrez says he moved to a "big" club to win the Champions League.
World Cup 2018: Who makes your team of the tournament? - With thrilling games, superb individual performances and huge shocks, Russia 2018 has been a classic World Cup. But who gets into your best XI?
Andrew Harding: Using tarot cards to predict South Africa's future - Jacob Zuma is not leaving South Africa's political scene quietly.
Ashley Lime on the man who keeps his vasectomy a secret - Experts say male sterilisation could be the solution to Africa's population crisis, but uptake remains low.
Pumza Fihlani: The town where residents took back control - Angered by corruption allegations, residents of the South African town of Koster chased away the mayor and took over.
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.
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.
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.
Mannir Dan Ali: Could ranches solve Nigeria's deadly herder-farmer conflict? - The government plans to set up ranches across the country to end land conflict, will it work?
Brian Hungwe: Snapping at the heels of 'the crocodile' - For the first time in decades, Robert Mugabe is not on the ballot - and more than 20 people now want to fill his shoes.
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.
Taxing 'gossip' on the internet - What has been the impact of Uganda's decision to impose a tax on social media?
Africa's WWI effort recognised in new Tate Modern exhibit - Many events have marked the centenary of World War One - but Africa has seldom rated a mention until now.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki 'both charismatic and brutal' - Isaias Afwerki has embraced Ethiopia's PM in a move that was unthinkable just weeks ago, but who is he?
Africa's week in pictures: 6-12 July 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.
How the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process could reunite one family - An Ethiopian journalist hopes to be reunited with his Eritrean wife and two daughters after 16 years.
Why the end of US sanctions hasn't helped Sudan - Instead of regaining its footing once sanctions were lifted, inflation is soaring in Sudan and people are struggling to get by.
Yaa Asantewaa and the fight for the Golden Stool - The Ghanaian warrior queen who went to war to protect the Golden Stool of the Ashanti Kingdom.
Ugandan baby homes accused of dubious adoptions - A Ugandan mother says a children's home tricked her into giving her son up for a zero-contact adoption.