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‘I can fix a top Algerian football match for $68,000’ - Whistle-blowers tell the BBC how bribery impacts on all levels of football in Algeria.
South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use - Pro-marijuana activists cheer following a landmark ruling by the country's highest court.
Zambia aid: UK suspends funding over corruption fears - The UK, Ireland, Finland and Sweden freeze aid funding to Zambia over corruption concerns.
Saad Lamjarred: France detains Moroccan star over rape charge - Prosecutors appealed against the bail set for popular singer Saad Lamjarred, who is charged with rape.
Money wives: The Nigerian girls sold to repay debts - Young girls are sold to men as old as 90 in the custom still practised in Nigeria's Becheve community.
The Kenyan baker putting art into cakes - Kenyan cake artist Tamima Mohamed has a passion for hyper-realistic designs.
Nigerian comedian Gordons D'Berlusconi's lessons for Londoners - Nigerian comedian Gordons D'Berlusconi offers some Lagosian wisdom to Londoners.
Kofi Annan - Timeline of former UN secretary-general - BBC Africa looks back at the career of the first black African to become UN secretary-general.
Ara Thunder on being a 'talking drum' player in Nigeria - Ara Thunder is one of a few women in Nigeria who play the traditional "talking drum" instrument.
Putting Nigeria's 'rainmakers' to the test - In certain parts of Nigeria, "rainmakers" or "rainpushers" are held in high regard. BBC Africa tests their skills.
Liberian referee Jerry Yekeh cleared by Caf - The Confederation of African Football clears Liberian referee Jerry Yekeh from all allegations of corruption.
Sierra Leone FA offices raided - The offices of the Sierra Leone Football Association are raided by officials from the country's Anti-Corruption Commission.
South Africa's Keagan Dolly undergoes successful surgery - South Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly undergoes successful surgery on the broken leg he suffered playing for his French club Montpellier.
Souleymane Coulibaly: Partick Thistle move blocked by Egyptian FA; SFA asks Fifa to intervene - Souleymane Coulibaly's move to Partick Thistle is in the balance with the Egyptian FA refusing to grant an international transfer certificate.
53 more Ghanaian referees banned after bribery probe - The Referees' Association of Ghana sanctions a total of 53 more referees, including six with life bans, after an investigation into bribery.
Shingai Nyoka: Stench of sewage in cholera-hit Harare - Amidst a collapse in public services, water supplies have become contaminated with untreated sewage.
Pumza Fihlani: The firefighters who died from a lack of water - The death of three firemen reveals a reckless attitude to health and safety, many South Africans feel.
Patience Atuhaire: Inside the 'world's fittest country' - Only 5.5% of Ugandans are physically inactive - less than any other nation.
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.
In pictures: The Durban July in South Africa - The theme of this year's Durban July was "It Is Time" - and race-goers did not disappoint.
David Goldblatt: South Africa's chronicler of life under apartheid - A look at the work of acclaimed South African photographer David Goldblatt, who has died aged 87.
Wilf Mbanga: Zimbabwe's 'enemy of the people' returns home - Journalist Wilf Mbanga reflects on his return home 15 years after going into exile fearing for his life.
Joseph Warungu: Why MPs got hot under the collar over this blouse - Joseph Warungu reflects on the time wasted by male Kenyan lawmakers talking about a dress code.
Elizabeth Ohene: Should women get a reward for having 10 children? - Elizabeth Ohene considers the controversial proposal to limit women to having three babies in Ghana.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Heroes and villains of Nigeria's parliament siege - Scenes resembling a coup Nigeria have left many scratching their heads.
South Africa crime: Can the country be compared to a 'war zone'? - Recent data shows that the national murder rate in South Africa is going up.
Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app - Nigerian tech entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo has invented an app which will help cut down on food waste.
Chicago: Three artists challenging African-American stereotypes - The portrait photographers examine how African-Americans are perceived in art, the workplace, and through their physical appearance.
Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 September 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.
Mhlengi Gwala: 'Chainsaw attack won't stop me doing what I love' - South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala is targeting an Ironman as he continues his recovery from a horrific chainsaw attack in March.
Ethiopia's World Laughter Master Belachew Girma - Ethiopian Belachew Girma can laugh for hours on end and is encouraging others to join him.
The entrepreneur creating Ghana's next generation of inventors - Charles Ofori Antimpem is the inventor of a science set which is the size and price of a textbook which he now hopes to share with children across Africa.
Inside the world of Kenya’s ‘killer cop’ - Ahmed Rashid is a Kenyan police officer accused of shooting dead people he believes are criminals.