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Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

South Africa's former president faces 16 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim to resign - lawyer

The Mauritian president has been attacked for spending large sums on a charity-provided bank card.

Botswana's Ian Khama: Trump encouraging elephant poaching

Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says Ian Khama.

Emirates flight attendant dies after fall from plane in Uganda

The hospital says the flight attendant died soon after being admitted to the facility.

South African taxi team offers free rides to struggling elderly

The young man who announced free rides for struggling pensioners sparked praise within his township.

Spain riots over Senegalese vendor's death

Protesters clash with police after the death of a Senegalese man who they say was chased by officers.

Israel court suspends plan to deport African migrants

The government wanted migrants to accept money and a plane ticket to leave voluntarily or face jail.

Zimbabwe's ousted Robert Mugabe: 'We must undo this disgrace'

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe gives his first interview since he was ousted.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians

Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

African women 'inspire comic book heroes'

You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

Tshibala: Kabila will not seek re-election in DR Congo

The prime minister of the DR Congio says President Kabila will not seek re-election in December.

The Eritrean runner fearing deportation

Amar is one of thousands of illegal African migrants being told to leave Israel, or face arrest.

Musa Bility to step down as Liberia FA president

Musa Bility is to step down as Liberia Football Association (LFA) president after choosing not to run for a third term.

Confederation Cup: Mnyamane brace puts SuperSport through

A Thabo Mnyamane brace gives South Africa's SuperSport United a 2-1 win over Petro Atletico of Angola to secure a place in the Confederation Cup play-offs.

"We're here to win" - Morocco 2026 World Cup bid CEO

Hicham El Amrani tells the BBC his country's World Cup bid is "not a stunt" as they prepare to meet Fifa's deadline for handing over its bid book.

Ibenge insists Mavinga does have a future with DR Congo

DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge insists Chris Mavinga is in his plans, despite the defender demanding an explanation after his latest omission from the squad.

Andrew Harding: Mugabe refuses to go away

The former Zimbabwe leader holds his first press conference since being ousted from power.

Patience Atuhaire investigates Uganda's 'sex for marks' scandal

A student at Uganda's Makerere University says staff harassed her when she reported an attempted rape.

Lebo Disko: 'Who gets to belong in Africa?'

The young South Africans challenge assumptions about identity and culture on their YouTube channel.

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.

Through the lens: The photographers capturing Africa's year

African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.

Robert Mugabe

A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.

Holiday home

The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.

Elizabeth Ohene: In defence of aid workers' lives of luxury

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her interactions with aid agencies in crisis zones.

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.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: The teen rescuing street children in Nigeria

James Okina was a tearaway teen - now he is helping hundreds of children in Cross River State.

Yousra Elbagir: Why some Sudanese back lecturer who beat students

What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country.

Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 March 2018

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

Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?

After Hailemariam Desalegn's shock resignation last month, we profile seven people who could be Ethiopia's next prime minister.

Letter from Africa: 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.

Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago

Once upon a time in the rainy Sahara forest a child was born with a mutation - or so scientists think.

The Down's model making strides on catwalk

The fashion industry might have been a distant dream for a Finnish-Nigerian with Down's syndrome - but Maija Mattila made it a reality.

My uncle, Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial

The BBC's Gavin Fischer hears his great-uncle's voice for the first time in newly released tapes.

Making boots from hippopotamus and ostrich

How Zimbabwe's Courteney Boot Company became one of the world's most exclusive footwear firms.