BBC : Africa (50)

Kenya's Ruth Odinga to be charged over Kisumu protest

Ruth Odinga is accused of damaging property during a protest against Thursday's election re-run.

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shootout

Authorities say reports which said that 50 policemen had died in an ambush were "absolutely wrong".

Niger: At least 12 police killed as militants storm base

Soldiers pursue the attackers, and are reported to have clashed with them near the border with Mali.

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.

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?

Somalia among worst for pollution deaths

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

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption

The charges against Carlos Nuzman follow an investigation into a payment of $2m to secure votes.

SA football boss Danny Jordaan 'raped singer Jennifer Ferguson'

Jennifer Ferguson says the #MeToo campaign convinced her to break her silence after nearly 24 years.

UK banks 'linked to SA money laundering'

Lord Hain says up to £400m may inadvertently have been laundered by HSBC and Standard Chartered.

Monitoring DR Congo's deadly Nyiragongo volcano

Mahinda Celestin's eruption predictions are so good that locals panic if his family leaves town.

Militants kidnap four Britons - Nigerian police

The four were reportedly taken by suspected militants last week, police say.

100 Women: The men being taught what harassment feels like

Classes in Nairobi aim to teach boys and young men what constitutes harassment - and how to intervene if they spot it happening on public transport.

Roselyn Akombe flees Kenya ahead of election re-run

Election commissioner Roselyn Akombe explains why she fled Kenya ahead of poll re-run.

St Helena's new airport boosts tourism hopes

Tourists can now fly to the rocky island where Napoleon died, Darwin studied and Captain Cook docked.

100 Women: 'I look down and I see a hand on my boob'

More than half of women in Kenya have been harassed on public transport, according to a recent study - Anita Nderu is one of them.

Kenya election official resigns, saying poll 'not credible'

Roselyn Akombe, now in New York, tells the BBC she feared for her safety in Kenya.

Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing

Somalia's government says the death toll is likely to rise from 281 and more help is urgently needed.

US Open: Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win titles on same day

Married couple Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb make sporting history by winning US Open squash titles on the same day.

Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off

Former football star George Weah is in the lead, with current vice-president Joseph Boakai second.

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

The one-week-old baby girls had to go on a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike.

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

It is one of the deadliest attacks since Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Four Moldovans are killed and four French nationals are among the six injured.

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

An ex-pupil and two accomplices attacked the dormitories in the early hours, the head teacher says.

YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions

YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

The ruling clears the way for South Africa's president to be prosecuted over a 1990s arms deal.

Ship rescues 606 migrants off Libya

More than a third of the migrants now in Palermo are children, many travelling alone.

South Africa's Zanzibaris fight for land

The minority community in South Africa's Durban fighting locals over a housing development project.

Namibia's reparations and Germany's first genocide

The Nama and Herero people are suing Germany over its "forgotten genocide".

Kenya bans street protests amid election row

The opposition has called for daily demonstrations to demand electoral reforms.

Verdict gives hopes to apartheid victims

The inquest into the 1971 death of an anti-apartheid activist finds he was murdered.

Namibia's reparations and Germany's first genocide

The Nama and Herero people are suing Germany over its 'forgotten genocide'.

The flying eye hospital

A pioneering surgical team use an operating theatre on a plane and virtual reality technology.

How much does an African president earn?

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has made his salary public, but how does it compare to others?

What next in Kenya election crisis?

Kenya is due to hold a re-run of the 8 August elections later this month but the withdrawal of the main opposition candidate has called it into question.

Deadly 'supercell' storm scatters ships in South Africa

A tornado-like storm kills eight people as its sweeps through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region.

Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian

A video shows a group of four or five using sticks to beat up an African man, who is tied to a post.

Liberia votes to choose Ellen Johnson Sirleaf successor

Ex-footballer George Weah is among those hoping to succeed Africa's first elected female president.

How 'cervical selfies' can help save lives

A new smart mobile device is helping to catch cervical cancer early.

Kenya's woman matatu designer

Pimped-up minivans are all over Nairobi, but Tsarah Arts says she is the only woman designing them.

Taking relatives' bodies for a dance in Madagascar

The "turning of the bones' is one of the country's most important and joyful occasions.

Egyptians take to streets to celebrate World Cup qualification

Ecstatic Egyptian football fans took over the streets of Cairo to celebrate their World Cup qualification.

Inside the ruins of one of Africa's first 5-star hotels

The Ducor hotel in Monrovia, Liberia, used to attract the world's rich and famous. Could it still play a part in Liberia's future?

What's Up Africa: Are supermarkets or African mothers causing an obesity crisis?

What's Up Africa takes on the UN, Fifa and supermarkets in Africa.

Liberia set to vote in poll to choose Ellen Johnson Sirleaf successor

Ex-footballer George Weah is among those hoping to succeed Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Namibia: More than 100 hippos die in suspected anthrax outbreak

Pictures from Namibia's remote Bwabwata National Park show rivers filled with dozens of dead hippos.

Egypt's football fans cheer World Cup qualification

Egyptian football fans are joyously celebrating their country's qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

Tunisia health minister Slim Chaker dies after charity run

The minister, Slim Chaker, had a heart attack after taking part in a charity marathon.

UK MP defends meeting with Mugabe

The veteran MP has been accused of handing a "huge fillip" to Zimbabwean president.

Ghana's capital rocked by huge gas blasts

The explosions at a fuel depot in Accra leave at least seven people dead and force a mass evacuation.