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Tanzania's Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis - President John Magufuli ordered officers to buy the crop from farmers at government-approved prices.
Uganda school fire: 'Arson attack' leaves 10 dead - The dormitory's doors were padlocked and dozens of people were trapped inside, officials say.
Briton dies from rabies after Morocco cat bite - The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.
Cameroon school kidnap: Final four hostages freed in Bamenda - The four hostages were not released along with the 77 students originally taken from their school.
What is fake news and how can you identify it? - Fake news can sometimes very closely mimic real news. Zoe Kleinman looks at how you can spot it.
Nallah Sangare on using fashion to tell the story of Africa - Nallah Sangare uses fashion and makeup to tell the story of Africa.
Chineke! Europe's first majority black orchestra - Chineke! is Europe's first orchestra with a majority of black and ethnic minority musicians.
Bricks made using urine invented by South African scientists - Scientists in South Africa have come up with an innovative way to make bricks from urine.
Khirkee Voice: The Delhi newspaper bridging the Indian-African divide - Khirkee Voice aims to bridge the divide between Indians and the large local African population.
Mental health in Nigeria: Hauwa Ojeifo's 24/7 helpline for women - Hauwa Ojeifo set up a mental health helpline for women after suffering from depression herself.
Fifa appoints normalisation committee to run Madagascar Football Federation - Fifa appoints a normalisation committee to run the affairs of Madagascar's Football Federation with its mandate to organise elections before May 2019.
West Ham's Pedro Obiang yet to approach Fifa for nationality swap - West Ham's Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang has not yet approached Fifa about swapping nationality, despite being included in Equatorial Guinea's squad.
Caf calls off qualifier between Kenya and Sierra Leone - Caf confirms that the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Kenya and Sierra Leone will not take place because of Sierra Leone's Fifa ban.
Hosts Ghana draw on experience in final women’s Nations Cup squad - Ghana coach Bashir Hayford draws on tournament experience in his final squad for the Women's Africa Cup of Nations which his country will host from 17 November.
Nigerian Chukwueze revels in historic La Liga goal - Former Nigeria U-17 winger Samuel Chukwueze hails an 'unforgettable moment for Villarreal after becoming the fourth youngest goalscorer in La Liga this season.
Pumza Fihlani meets the girl juggling school exams and baby twins - At Kholofelo Moholola's school, 6% of girls got pregnant in a single year.
Andrew Harding: The 'bank heist' that sparked a parliamentary brawl - The collapse of a rural bank reveals the extent of corruption in South Africa.
Patience Atuhaire: The city banking on more guns to make it safer - Uganda is a creating a new security force to combat crime, but critics fear it could become a law unto itself.
In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road' - The artist who carpets streets in Accra with huge tapestries of yellow plastic squares.
Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert - Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures South Africa's wild flower phenomenon.
How one DR Congo town is coping with Ebola outbreak - Ebola: DR Congo health workers fight to contain virus, as new outbreak claims more lives
Migrant crisis: Life and death on a Spanish rescue boat in Mediterranean - A photographer spent 29 days on board a Spanish rescue boat off the coast of Libya
The forest beekeepers of Zanzibar - Using honey to boost the income of the archipelago's residents.
In pictures: ‘This is the Sudan I want to show’ - Sudanese photographer Ola Alsheikh shares her favourite shots from her hometown, Khartoum.
The details of life in a refugee camp - Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures small details that reflect the lives of refugees who have fled South Sudan.
Mannir Dan Ali: A young country for old men - Why have Nigeria's main parties both chosen septuagenarian presidential candidates?
Lamin Cham: I was tortured in The Gambia - Lamin Cham explains why he wants to testify at The Gambia's new truth and reconciliation commission.
Joseph Warungu: Kenya's Bible plan to tackle corruption - The body in charge of leading the fight against corruption will use the Bible to teach ethics.
Elizabeth Ohene: Ghana should use Melania Trump as a fashion ambassador - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the kind of welcome given to the US first lady.
Somalian journalists risk their lives to report the truth - Somalia is one of the most dangerous places for journalists, with nearly 40 killed in the past decade.
A year in fake news in Africa - We break down five stories blamed for spreading fear, confusion and even sparking ethnic violence.
What we’ve learnt about fake news in Africa - Many people in Nigeria and Kenya overestimate their ability to spot fake news, an in-depth BBC research project has found.
The 'painted wolves' of Zimbabwe - The endangered African wild dog will enthral TV viewers when it features in David Attenborough's new Dynasties series.
Africa's week in pictures: 2-8 November 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
'How I learnt to fix cars from internet videos' - Taiwo Abiri is a successful mechanic who learnt his trade from YouTube videos.
Prince Charles in Africa: A royal visit to a land of princes and chiefs - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Prince Charles' visit to Ghana.
The Congolese protester who was arrested, beaten and became a martyr - Pro-democracy activist Luc Nkulula, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died in a fire at his home in June.
Kenyan eye doctor treats albino children for free - Dr Prahba Chowksey has given free eye care to 1,200 children in Kenya, enabling them to go to school.