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Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko in court for corruption
on 21/08/2019 at 16:20
Phelekezela Mphoko denies the charges and was released on bail a day after being called a fugitive.
Nigeria goes three years without a case of polio
on 21/08/2019 at 16:10
Nigeria, the continent's last country to have had a polio case, is close to being declared polio-free.
South African car 'spinner' wants to conquer sport
on 21/08/2019 at 13:26
Teenager Zameer wants to become the best car spinner in South Africa.
Sudan transition: Lt-Gen Burhan sworn in as Sovereign Council chief
on 21/08/2019 at 12:10
Lt-Gen Burhan will head the Sovereign Council for the first 21 months of the planned transition to democracy.
Traditional horse-racing in South Africa's Eastern Cape
on 21/08/2019 at 07:21
Traditional horse-racing by Xhosa men in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
Fifa appoints normalisation committee to take charge in Egypt
on 21/08/2019 at 04:22
Normalisation committee installed in Egypt after the resignation of the entire EFA board following the Pharaohs' early Afcon exit.
Rwanda beer brand Skol says sorry for sexist jokes
on 20/08/2019 at 13:25
The jokes on Skol's beer bottles in Rwanda provoke an outcry including from the gender minister.
Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko 'on the run'
on 20/08/2019 at 12:30
Phelekezela Mphoko's lawyer denies he is a fugitive and says he left a police station fearing he would be poisoned.
Woedikou Afi Apéafa: 'Female players have potential but we are denied visas'
on 20/08/2019 at 10:47
Togolese footballer Woedikou Afi Apéafa says women are denied the chance to travel for tournaments.
Cameroon crisis: Ambazonia separatists get life sentences
on 20/08/2019 at 10:12
A military court jails leaders fighting for independence for the English-speaking part of Cameroon.
Ugandan acid attack survivors speak out
on 19/08/2019 at 23:01
Two women share their stories of surviving and then recovering from acid attacks in Uganda.
Food for sport: African dishes for the win
on 19/08/2019 at 08:23
Zambian sports nutritionist Linia Patel recommends African recipes for different events.
The man helping to save Senegal's mangroves
on 18/08/2019 at 23:01
Haidar el Ali has led a project to plant 152 million mangrove buds in Senegal's Casamance Delta.
Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo talks to Zeinab Badawi about Sudan accord
on 17/08/2019 at 10:36
Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo, a key military leader, has promised to abide by a power-sharing agreement with the opposition.
Why Nigeria has restricted food imports
on 16/08/2019 at 23:59
The government hopes to boost agriculture but will it lead to higher prices?
The children sent to a DR Congo 'holiday camp' never to come back
on 13/08/2019 at 23:19
A Belgian court is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction of children from DR Congo.
The Troubles: Does South Africa hold lessons for Northern Ireland?
on 13/08/2019 at 21:20
The BBC's Johannesburg correspondent asks if NI can learn lessons about handling of the past.
Deforestation: Did Ethiopia plant 350 million trees in a day?
on 10/08/2019 at 23:07
Ethiopia says millions took part in a nationwide scheme to tackle deforestation - how did it work?
Why smartphones are no longer driving the search for 'blue gold'
on 10/08/2019 at 23:04
Despite mine closures, human rights abuses and price crashes, cobalt may still have an electrifying future.
The man behind the festival that 'united the African Diaspora'
on 09/08/2019 at 23:07
Afro Nation festival united more than 20,000 people of colour from around the world - but how?
Kenya's new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality
on 08/08/2019 at 23:04
Mums can donate their breast milk to a new milk bank in Kenya in a bid to reduce infant deaths.
The ancient Egyptian yeasts being used to bake modern bread
on 07/08/2019 at 15:48
A tech inventor teams up with scientists to extract ancient Egyptian yeast and bake bread with it.
The Madagascar farmers trying to save sea cucumbers
on 05/08/2019 at 23:25
Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in parts of Asia, but overfishing means stocks are declining.
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