BBC : Africa (69)

South Sudan clashes 'kill 170'

Hundreds of homes have also been burnt, forcing the president to declare a state of emergency.

Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

The disgraced athlete, who was jailed after shooting dead his girlfriend, sustained minor injuries.

Tanzanian President Magufuli pardons child rapists

Rights group condemns John Magufuli for pardoning musicians who raped 10 primary schoolgirls.

Sudan women in trousers: No indecency charges

The 24 women had attended a party raided by morality police near the capital, Khartoum.

Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

The 24 women attended a party raided by morality police, and could be whipped for "indecency".

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu

At least 14 are killed and more than 50 wounded in a rebel attack in North Kivu province.

Kenyan police in shoe purchase scam

At least $1.7m may have been lost, forcing some officers to buy their own footwear

Ramaphosa believes South Africa's President Zuma rape accuser

The South African president was accused of raping an old family friend but was acquitted in 2006.

Kenyan police in shoe purchase scam

At least $1.6m may have been lost, forcing some officers to buy their own footwear

The luxurious ghost airport in one of the world's poorest countries

Nacalas International Airport in Mozambique operates at only 4% of its capacity.

Winter Olympics 2018: Nigeria's women's bobsleigh team target medal

Nigeria's women's bobsleigh team are on the verge of securing a historic place at next year's Winter Olympics.

BBC African Footballer of the Year: Fans pick their favourites

Fans pick their favourite ahead of the BBC African Footballer of the Year award show on 11 December.

Ghana's 'brand-building' ideas guru

Sound and fashion artist Steloolive works with brands to increase their profile.

Eritrean referee helps refugees through football

Eden Habtemichael says football is a common language that can help bring young people together, wherever they come from.

Ellie Goulding in Kenya for new UN environment role

The UK singer is in Kenya as part of her new role as an environmental champion for the UN.

The 'peace diamond' of Sierra Leone

Half of the proceeds from the sale of the 709 carat gem will be invested in the local community.

Hugo Broos on Cameroon job: 'what's happening is a soap'

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos tells the BBC's World Football programme he has no idea if his contract will be extended and calls for a decision by 15 December.

Sierra Leone coach John Keister defends national team training sessions

Sierra Leone coach John Keister defends holding training sessions despite questions over his reinstatement and the delay to Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Benin's Mickael Pote goes from abuse to adulation from Apoel Nicosia fans

Benin striker Mickael Pote now draws praise from the fans of Cypriot club Apoel Nicosia, who once abused him as he played for city rivals Omonia.

Aboubakar double sees Porto through to knock-out stages

Cameroon striker scores twice in big win over Monaco to help Porto qualify for European Champions League last 16.

Ishaq Khalid: Can yams power a nation?

"It's our biggest hope," Nigeria says of the humble crop as the country struggles to curb its economic dependency on oil.

Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria needs multi-lingual soldiers

Instead of shouting to be heard, Nigerian soldiers are being told to learn more languages.

Africa's week in pictures

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

Poverty tourist?

The UK singer appeared in a short film for Comic Relief which has come under fire - but why?

Railway facelift

Nigeria has unveiled a major railway expansion project to ease congestion on roads. Ijeoma Ndukwe reports from Lagos.

Battle scars

One year on from a military campaign that successfully expelled so-called Islamic State from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, residents complain of the scale of destruction that remains there.

Barcelona's 'blanket men'

Street sellers are a divisive presence in Barcelona. Now they're trying to change their image.

Unwrapping the past

An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

Liberia election: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

The top court finds insufficient evidence to merit a re-run of the first round held in October.

After IS, Libya yearns for normality

One year on from a military campaign that successfully expelled so-called Islamic State from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, residents complain of the scale of destruction that remains there.

Nigeria's anti-Boko Haram general Attahiru Ibrahim sacked

The redeployment of the general who led the fight against the militants follows a wave of attacks.

SA's Steinhoff share price collapses

The boss of Steinhoff, which owns Poundland and Harveys, quits amid probe into accounting irregularities.

DR Congo displacement crisis 'worse than Middle East'

Conflict has forced some 1.7 million people to flee their homes this year, aid agencies say.

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

'Abacha loot': Switzerland to return $320m to Nigeria

Some $320m of the money allegedly stolen by military ruler Sani Abacha is to be returned to Nigeria.

Zanzibar-born artist wins Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid is the art award's oldest winner and the first black woman to win.

Nigerian governor's sister made 'Commissioner of Happiness'

A governor appoints his sister to the new post, which is met with derision on social media.

'Abacha loot': Switzerland to return $320m to Nigeria

Some $320m of the money allegedly stolen by military ruler Sani Abacha is to returned to Nigeria.

Nigerian governor's sister made 'Commissioner of Happiness'

Ogechi Ololo's portfolio also includes looking after "couples' fulfilment" in Nigeria's Imo State.

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa takes lead in ANC president race

The deputy president emerges as a frontrunner to succeed scandal-prone President Zuma as ANC leader.

German tourist shot dead in Ethiopia

An investigation is underway into the attack during a visit to a volcano near the Eritrean border.

Peace diamond: Precious stone fetches $6.5m in New York

Proceeds from the sale will fund projects in Sierra Leone, whose government rejected an earlier bid of $7.8m.

Nigeria's #ENDSARS campaign at police brutality video

Nigeria's police orders a re-organisation of the anti-robbery unit after a social media campaign.

UN appeals for record $22.5bn humanitarian aid for 2018

More than $10bn is needed to address the humanitarian crises in Syria and Yemen alone.

Heart disease in Africa, 50 years on from world's first transplant

The world's first heart transplant was performed in Africa 50 years ago, but heart disease is still one of the biggest killers.

Unreleased carbon poses ethical dilemma in DR Congo

Carbon-rich peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thwarting economic progress.

Africa's frustrated communications firms

Although the mobile phone industry in Africa is thriving, telecoms providers face a number of challenges.

World Hacks: The secret ring helping women protect themselves from HIV

Could this vaginal ring help protect women from HIV in communities where men refuse to use condoms?

Kenya meeting to tackle plastic pollution

A plan to drastically cut plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed at a UN summit.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

President Emmerson Mnangagwa appoints senior military figures to high-profile positions in new cabinet.