BBC : Africa (61)

Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has been sent death threats, saying she has 21 days to live.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: ANC has 'messed up South Africa'

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says South Africa is in a political crisis and the ANC has "messed up".

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers June or July move

The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent's ruling body.

Lion parts 'sold as fake tiger products' in Asia

Trade in African lion bones faked as tiger products is thriving in Asia, a wildlife group says.

Africa ponders Cup of Nations changes in key symposium

The format and timing of the Africa Cup of Nations is up for discussion as a two-day symposium on the continental game's future takes place in Morocco.

Suspects taken to scene of Janice Farman murder in Mauritius

Police investigating the death of a Scottish woman stage a "reconstruction" of alleged events.

Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.

BBC Somali service celebrates 60 years of broadcasting

The BBC Somali service is celebrating 60 years since its first broadcast. Today, it reaches an audience of four million people across radio, TV and online.

Adebayor: 'I don't talk to my family any more'

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor speaks exclusively to the BBC about the family issues that have dogged his career.

Cameroon elite army boat capsizes leaving many missing

More than 30 soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Brigade are still missing after Sunday's accident.

Zambia baboon causes power cut in Livingstone

The animal survived a massive electric shock that would have killed a human, the power company says.

Protest delays Senegal deportation

Passengers may be fined after trying to stop a Senegalese man's deportation from Barcelona.

Adebayor: 'I don't talk to my family anymore'

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor speaks exclusively to the BBC about the family issues that have dogged his career.

Indian twist for Africa's basket weavers

In Zimbabwe a project with India's National Institute of Design is helping basket weavers earn more from their work.

History of Africa: The village where ancient Egypt lives on

Zeinab Badawi's continuing quest to uncover the history of Africa takes her to the Pharonic Village in Cairo, where she explores the most famous civilisation on the continent.

Nigerian restaurant brings African fusion cuisine to London

A new Nigerian restaurant has opened in London - but its owners are hoping to create an entirely new type of cuisine.

The man from Ghana with more than 100 children

A man from a small village in Ghana has more than 100 children.

The farmer helping to cut cow farts

How reducing the methane from cows is helping to fight climate change

Burkina Faso star Aristide Bance moves to Egypt's Al Masry

Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance signs for Egypt's Al Masry on a two-year deal from Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas.

Clinton Njie: Tottenham's Cameroon forward heading to Marseille

Tottenham announce they have agreed a deal with Marseille for their Cameroon forward Clinton Njie to join the French club on a permanent deal.

Journeyman Kakuta looks to kick start career at Amiens

From Chelsea hopeful to journeyman - DR Congo's Gael Kakuta hopes his move to Amiens, his 12th professional club, will kick start his career.

High fives and spirits

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

How a footballer became Africa's first Cognac maker

Former Ivory Coast international Olivier Tebily has forged a new career away from football - as Africa's first maker of Cognac.

Senegal Demba Diop: Football stadium collapse kills eight

A wall gave way during clashes following a League Cup final at the venue in the capital Dakar.

DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

The journalist and three other rangers were abducted in the Okapi wildlife reserve on Friday.

Nigerian chief suspended by Lagos governor over fake kidnap

The governor of Lagos said the chief had tried to frame a rival for his disappearance.

Sindika Dokolo: Husband of Angola's Isabel dos Santos convicted of fraud

Businessman Sindika Dokolo tells the BBC that the conviction in DR Congo was politically motivated.

Cameroon forces 'kill 97 Nigerian fishermen' in Bakassi

The fishermen were allegedly killed by Cameroon security forces in an area ceded by Nigeria in 2008.

Rooney mania grips Tanzania as Everton play Gor Mahia

The England international will make his first appearance for Everton in a friendly in East Africa.

Somali schoolteachers arrested for 'al-Shabab meetings'

Authorities say the teachers planned to introduce a pro-Islamist curriculum.

Nigeria's President Buhari to return 'soon' - Osinbajo

President Buhari is "recuperating fast" in London, where he has been treated since May.

Chinese troops head to Djibouti base

China says the military base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa.

South Africa's AmaZulu FC win promotion by buying league champions

South Africa's AmaZulu FC win promotion by buying the league champions, renaming them AmaZulu and moving them to their own ground.

Madonna opens Malawi children's hospital

The centre is funded by the singer's Raising Malawi charity and named after daughter Mercy James.

'Women like me don't play music' in Burkina Faso

Salimata Diabate was forbidden from playing the balafon, but she is now a renowned musician.

Pistorius legal analyst Brenda Wardle on fraud charges

Brenda Wardle is accused of pretending to be a practising lawyer - a charge she denies.

Nigeria first lady Aisha Buhari warns off 'hyenas' on Facebook

Aisha Buhari appears to take aim at her husband's officials over his absence due to illness.

Gambian youngster Ablie Jallow signs for Metz

The Gambia's under-20 captain Ablie Jallow signs a five-year deal with French first division side Metz from Senegalese champions Generation Foot.

Kenyan MPs to get 15% pay cut

The salary review is part of a plan to cut the public sector wage bill by 35%.

Somalia internet outage is 'major disaster'

The fibre-optic cable was reportedly cut by a cargo ship last month.

England beat South Africa in first Test

Moeen Ali takes 10-112 in the match as England beat South Africa by 211 runs in the first Test at Lord's.

Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Cheers erupt as the student-led project sees a successful start at the International Space Station.

How a Zimbabwean rain dance works

Zimbabwean cultural expert Pathisa Nyathi explains how important dance and other performance arts are to many African cultures.

Kenya's president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Courts have ordered ballot papers won't be printed as the tendering process wasn't transparent.

England v South Africa: Moeen Ali spins hosts to victory at Lord's

Moeen Ali takes 10-112 in the match as England beat South Africa by 211 runs in the first Test at Lord's.

Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list

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

England v South Africa: Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook put hosts in charge

England take a firm grip on the first Test against South Africa on day three at Lord's, extending their lead to 216 runs with nine wickets in hand.

Gambia robot makers get US go-ahead

The students were twice denied visas to attend a multi-national competition in Washington.

PR firm Bell Pottinger apologises over S Africa campaign

UK-based firm Bell Pottinger was accused of inflaming racial tensions in a social media campaign.

Beauty queen wearing gloves at orphanage 'not racist'

An orphanage defends the reigning Miss South Africa after a barrage of social media criticism.