BBC : Africa (81)

Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

Four men are arrested in Casablanca, after a video emerged showing a woman being assaulted on a bus.

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

President Buhari urges Nigerians to unite on his return from three months of medical leave in the UK.

BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences

The World Service launches online and social media in Pidgin to serve audiences across West and Central Africa.

BBC Pidgin: Meet the team

Meet the team bringing the BBC to tens of millions of Pidgin speakers in West and Central Africa.

Grace Mugabe: South Africa grants immunity despite assault claim

Robert Mugabe's wife is back in Zimbabwe despite allegations of an assault at a Johannesburg hotel.

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana is accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub.

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Police want to interview Mrs Mugabe about an alleged assault at a hotel in Johannesburg.

Congo mudslide death toll 'to rise to 200'

Households were buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame critical of foreign meddling

The president, sworn in for a third term, says foreigners are trying to vilify Rwanda.

History of Africa: The Senegalese healer who talks to trees

Senegalese people come from far and wide to see Malik Sow, seeking advice, wisdom and traditional healing.

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities'

To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.

Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me'

South African model Gabriella Engels says she was attacked in a hotel by the wife of Zimbabwe's president.

UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million.

ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages

The ICC says Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi caused €3m of damage when he led attacks on Timbuktu shrines.

Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees

The UN refugee agency says "urgent additional support" is needed from the international community.

Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

About 150 bodies that have been identified or have decomposed have been interred, officials say.

South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark

Emi Mahmoud performs a poem to mark one million South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda.

Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema released

Hakainde Hichilema is free after 100 days in jail following allegations he endangered the president.

Libyans 'threatened' Med migrant aid boat Golf Azzurro

One of the last rescue groups working off Libya considers whether to carry on over security risks.

Nigeria violence: Suicide bombers kill 27 near Maiduguri

Scores more are injured when three women detonate explosives outside a refugee camp in Borno state.

Idi Amin's orders banished my family

In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin announced his plans to expel the country's Asian population

Rescue operation after mudslides

A rescue and recovery operation continues in Sierra Leone's capital after mudslides kill more than 300.

Kenya elections: Women and young people break new ground

Kenya's historic elections saw the country elect its first female governors and its youngest MP.

Corpses 'piling up' in Sierra Leone

Corpses are "piled up" at the main mortuary in the capital Freetown, reports the BBC's Umaru Fofana.

Burkina Faso attack: 18 killed in 'terrorist attack'

At least 18 people have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.

'Eighteen dead' in Burkina Faso attack

Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and restaurant in the capital, Ouagadougou.

Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng ends contract with Las Palmas

Former Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng ends his contract with Spanish side Las Palmas by mutual agreement.

Fifa tells Sierra Leone Sports Ministry to 'abstain' from congress decisions

Fifa tells Sierra Leone's Sports Ministry to "abstain from taking decisions" related to the timing of the Sierra Leone FA's next ordinary congress.

Sofiane Feghoul: Galatasaray sign Algeria winger from West Ham

Turkish club Galatasaray sign Algeria international winger Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham.

Piers Edwards: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes

Triple jumper Tosin Oke outlines his frustrations as an athlete battling the Nigerian and international federations that govern the sport.

Damian Zane: Africa's 'medical tourist' presidents

The impact on the health service at home of the presidents who go overseas for medical treatment.

Freetown floods

How geography, climate change and politics contributed to Sierra Leone's latest disaster.

Mission impossible

In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on her lack of passion for dogs.

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Zimbabwe's first lady is alleged to have assaulted a 20-year-old woman at a hotel in Johannesburg.

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Two attackers also die in a siege that continues into the morning in the capital Ouagadougou.

Sierra Leone mudslide buries houses with hundreds feared dead

Others may be trapped in their homes after a big landslide near Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Kenya election: Raila Odinga's strike call mostly ignored

Many shops in the capital are open despite the opposition's call for a strike over disputed polls.

'Seventeen dead' in Burkina Faso attack

Three attackers have been killed but people remain trapped by the "terrorist attack" in Ouagadougou.

Kenya's Obiri wins 5,000m gold

South Africa's Caster Semenya wins women's 800m gold in imperious style on the closing night of the World Championships in London.

Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory

Tensions remain high in some areas and at least three people have reportedly been shot by police.

Nigeria army raid at UN camp in Maiduguri 'unauthorised'

UN officials seek urgent answers from Nigerian authorities after the military's action.

Cameroon: Video emerges of detainees in squalid cell

Those held are all from English-speaking regions and said to have been seized some six months ago.

World Cup 2026: Morocco confirms it will bid to host tournament

The Moroccan Football Federation announces it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Van Niekerk misses out on 200m gold

Ramil Guliyev wins a shock 200m gold at London 2017 with Wayde van Niekerk taking silver - but Isaac Makwala misses out on a medal.

Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims

The electoral commission says claims of a victory for Raila Odinga could be deemed illegal.

South Africa's Mduduzi Manana charged with nightclub assault

South Africa's deputy education minister is freed on bail after being accused of assaulting a woman.

Kenya election 2017: AU and Commonwealth say poll credible

African and Commonwealth observers are satisfied with the electoral process, despite rigging claims.

Up to 55 migrants killed in second 'deliberate drowning'

The UN says 55 are presumed dead in second incident of migrants being forced off boats in two days.

Kenya Elections 2017: Odinga hacking claims spark protests

Protests erupted in Kisumu, western Kenya, after opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged that the electoral commission's IT system has been hacked to manipulate results.

Zimbabwe to build $1bn Robert Gabriel Mugabe university

The university will be dedicated to Robert Mugabe, the man accused of leading Zimbabwe to ruin.