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Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.

Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Dozens of bodies are buried after a group of 75 people is abandoned by traffickers.

South Africa prisoners entertained by 'strippers'

Officials have confirmed photos of scantily dressed women were taken inside a Johannesburg jail.

Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

The Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder has a street named after him in Tanzania - but not for long.

Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years

Hostage Johan Gustafsson, in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says.

El Hadji Diouf: I'm fit, sexy and helping Senegal

Senegal legend El Hadji Diouf says he's fitter than ever and enjoying life away from the pitch, advising the president on how to bring through the next generation of sport stars.

London's temporary African-inspired architecture

Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.

Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?

Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries.

Gambia's ?deserted? village: Why did the young men leave?

The village chief of Badibu Saaba, in The Gambia, explains how most of the young men have left. But six months after electing a new president, will things soon change?

Uganda's lesson in how to treat refugees

Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year - mostly fleeing the conflict in South Sudan - and has been praised for its open-door policy.

Togo's 'voodoo vacations'

Traditional voodoo ceremonies are attracting tourists to the small West African nation of Togo.