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Israel scraps plan to forcibly deport African migrants - The government writes to the Supreme Court that forced migrant removal "is no longer on the agenda".
Kenya dams 'a flood risk' after heavy rains - Some 200,000 people have already been displaced because of flooding, staying in schools or open areas.
French tycoon held over 'Africa corruption' - Vincent Bolloré is questioned by police near Paris over contracts to run ports in Guinea and Togo.
GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield - Scientists have modified a plant's genes to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.
'Bin Laden's Tunisian bodyguard' on welfare - Concern about torture stops Germany deporting the suspect to his home country of Tunisia.
Mo Salah: The 'Egyptian king' inspiring the Arab world - Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is the first Egyptian to win the PFA Player of the Year award.
Adama Barrow: Gambia politics 'fragile' but progressing - The system was "polluted" with bad laws but things are improving, says the country's president.
PFA Player of the Year 2017-18: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins - Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18.
How one woman was shunned for having cancer but found a 'new family' - This Kenyan woman was rejected by friends and family after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Is East Africa ready for kitenge Fridays? - The East African Community has recommended that people in the region wear colourful cotton fabric on Fridays.
Will Africa's open skies project take off? - Challenges lay ahead for Africa's airlines as they are granted greater access to the continent.
The Commonwealth of Nations: Who's in the club? - Some members have left and joined the group more than once.
Former France and Ivory Coast coach Michel dies - Former France midfielder Henri Michel, who coached eight countries during a 30-year managerial career, has died aged 70.
77 applicants for vacant Cameroon coaching position - Former France coach Raymond Domenech and ex-Wales boss John Toshack are among 77 applicants for Cameroon's vacant managerial post.
Ahmed Hegazi: West Brom defender will not be charged over Danny Ings clash - West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi will not be charged after appearing to punch Liverpool's Danny Ings during Saturday's 2-2 draw.
SA Premier League promises increased security following fan violence - South Africa's Premier Soccer League promises increased security at domestic matches, following crowd violence at a Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward voted PFA Player of the Year 2017-18 - Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is voted the PFA Player of the Year for 2017-18, with Leroy Sane picking up the young player award
Dickens Olewe: The country where a blogging permit costs $900 - The country where a blogging permit costs $900. Some accuse Tanzania of muzzling critics.
Oluwashina Okeleji: Arsene Wenger's African legacy - As Arsene Wenger prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years, he leaves a legacy of signing and nurturing some of Africa's top stars.
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.
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.
Letter from Africa: Why I back the Swazi king's nation change - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene supports the name eSwatini, but suggests "land of many wives".
Pimpin' rides, African style - The Ugandan entrepreneur finding success using African fabric to style car interiors.
Crossing Divides: Kenya jail's 'mindful' scheme aims to bring sides closer - Kenya's prisons are beset by violence, but deep breathing brings some inmates and guards closer.
Africans tackle Hong Kong prejudice with football - A team of African asylum seekers, All Black FC, hope football can change their lives in Hong Kong.
Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests - How one girl started an app to stop harassment of students on the commute to school in Tanzania.
Africa's week in pictures: 13-19 April 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Swaziland: What happens when a country changes its name - Swaziland's king has decided to change the country's name to eSwatini, but what does this entail?
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.
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.
Commonwealth countries where it is illegal to be gay - Many Commonwealth countries have laws in place that criminalise homosexuality.