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Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out

The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.

Robert Mugabe's WHO appointment condemned as 'an insult'

The UK government, an array of campaign groups and the Zimbabwe opposition express dismay.

Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358

More than 50 people are also still missing after last Saturday's huge truck bombing, officials say.

Malawi cracks down on 'vampire' lynch mobs

Some 140 arrests are made over deadly attacks on people accused of sucking their victims' blood.

Millions caught in South Africa's 'worst data breach'

Could the accidental publication of millions of South Africans' personal details open a new door for criminals?

Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

The Oscar-winning actress is the latest to make claims about the producer.

Somalia among worst for pollution deaths

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

The battle against deadly snakebites in Nigeria

More than 10,000 people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year.

The app helping people navigating Ghana's nameless streets

A lack of postal addresses in Ghana has prompted authorities to introduce a digital solution.

Remittances are a 'lifesaver' for many Liberians

Liberia's economy relies heavily on money sent home by family members living abroad.

Why Somalis are wearing red bandanas

A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city's most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets.

The woman who taught us about chimps

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall is the subject of a new documentary that includes recently unearthed footage from her explorations in Africa.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

Mali beat Ghana to reach U-17 World Cup semi-final

Mali are through to the semi-finals of the Under-17 World Cup in India after a 2-1 victory over Ghana amidst heavy rain in their quarter-final on Saturday.

Egyptian club El Qanah mourn death of player

Egyptian club El Qanah announce that one of their players, Ibrahim Konsha, died at the hands of Islamist militants whilst on national service.

Waldrum to replace Omagbemi as Nigeria women's boss

American Randy Waldrum is appointed as the Technical Adviser of the Nigeria women's team, replacing Florence Omagbemi.

Wydad relying on home form in African Champions League semis

Wydad Casablanca hope their superb home form can take them to a first African Champions League final since 2011 as they host USM Alger on Saturday.

Alastair Leithead: Somalia's growing anger at al-Shabab

A red bandana becomes the symbol of protest in Mogadishu as Somalis protest at Saturday's bombing.

Adejuwon Soyinka: Lessons from Catalonia

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.

Becky Branford: 'I interviewed Sankara at 11'

Thirty years after his death, Becky Branford recalls interviewing Burkina Faso's legendary leader just before he was assassinated.

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Wrecked lives of Kasai

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Food security

Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

One month after the mudslide

One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Where 'spirits' come to life

Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life. Photographs by Charlie Northcott & Joshua Akinyemi.

Surviving Sierra Leone's mudslide

Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.

Hunger in first 1,000 days

How child malnutrition affects communities across Ghana.

Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list

Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Will Nigeria avoid repeating past mistakes?

Many of the hopes Nigerians had at independence have been dashed, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.

Joseph Warungu: Bible-bashing in Kenya's election

Joseph Warungu reflects on how the Bible has taken centre stage in the battle for the Kenyan an presidency.

Elizabeth Ohene: London?s coconut fad

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra.

Yousra Elbagir: Big and beautiful in Sudan

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

Naturally stylish

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.

Algeria's Said Chitour - spy or journalist?

The family of an Algerian journalist arrested on espionage charges is desperately trying to secure his release.

'Failing teachers'

Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?

Somali bomb victims

A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.

'Remarkable' pioneer

The University of Oxford pays tribute to its first black student Christian Cole.

Like father, like son?

Timothy Weah says he is not overawed by the prospect of following the footsteps of famous father, and Liberian legend, George.

Mogadishu mourns

Deadly bomb attacks in Somalia kill at least 281 people but there are no hashtags of solidarity

Death of the Nile

Can the world's longest river be saved?