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DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears
The fire - amid a violent poll campaign - destroyed most of the voting machines for the capital.
US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence
The US national security adviser says they are using underhand methods to expand their influence.
'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana
A statue of the Indian independence leader was opposed by lecturers at the University of Ghana.
Zuma ordered to refund South Africa for legal fees
The ex-president has to repay South Africa at least $1m spent fighting corruption allegations.
Ex-Springbok back in intensive care
Former South Africa international Naka Drotske is in intensive care following a setback in his recovery after being shot in a robbery.
CAR football boss faces war crimes trial
Former CAR militia leader Edouard Ngaïssona is arrested over alleged crimes against humanity.
The Nigerian female superbiker 'forgetting stereotypes'
Lolu Tenabe is one of the only female superbike riders in Nigeria.
Kenyan model: 'I won't wear make-up to hide my scars'
Claudiah Wanjiru says that after a difficult journey her scars have made her beautiful.
From Ebola survivor to trainee doctor
Five years ago, Daniel lost everything to Ebola. Now he's training to become a doctor.
African pro-wrestler Cindi Gold: I'm forging a path for other black women
Cindi Gold says she's carving a path for other black women to join Africa's pro-wrestling scene.
Nigeria's Fulani men who get whipped to find a wife
Some ethnic Fulanis in Nigeria enter a painful endurance contest in a bid to win female admirers.
Coloured wedding dresses are on trend: Designer Ogake Mosomi
Abandoning white gowns means women can wear them more than once, says Kenyan designer Ogake Mosomi.
Egypt FA in U-turn over 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bid
The Egypt FA now says it is interested in bidding to stage the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, pending government approval.
Tunisia name Frenchman Alain Giresse as new coach
Former France international Alain Giresse takes over as coach of Tunisia's national team to replace the sacked Faouzi Benzarti.
New Cameroon FA boss Seidou Mbombo Njoya vows 'transparency'
Newly elected federation president Seidou Mbombo Njoya promises 'transparency' as he bids to rebuild the credibility of football in Cameroon.
Morocco decide against 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bid
Morocco will not bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations says the country's Minister of Youth and Sport Rachid Talbi Alami.
Joel Matip: Liverpool defender out for up to six weeks with fractured collarbone
Liverpool defender Joel Matip could be out for up to six weeks as he needs surgery on a fractured collarbone.
Anne Soy: How foreign powers have stopped Somali pirates
Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy.
Catherine Byaruhanga: From revelry to tragedy on Uganda party boat
Six survivors speak about how a day of revelry turned into tragedy in Uganda as a party boat sank.
Luke Reddy: Ghana boxer's rise from homeless to world success
From training in parks to sleeping on a gym floor, WBO world super-bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe is now set for Madison Square Garden.
The devastating effects of drought and severe weather in Mozambique
Mário Macilau has produced a photo series on the people of Mozambique effected by severe weather
Ghana's red-hot funerals: Buried in a chilli pepper
A car, a plane, or a chilli pepper - what kind of coffin do you want to be buried in?
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.
Elizabeth Ohene: How to get Ghanaians to pay their taxes
Ghana's government should ban funerals for people who refuse to pay taxes, writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene.
Brian Hungwe: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits
Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore.
Zeinab Mohammed Salih: Fashion police shave off afros
Dress is a touchy subject in Sudan, where fashion can get you into trouble - now men are being targeted.
Mannir Dan Ali: A young country for old men
Why have Nigeria's main parties both chosen septuagenarian presidential candidates?
In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity
Ethiopia brings together the more than 80 national or ethnic groups that live in the country in a celebration of diversity.
Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women
Joseph Warungu says the struggle for gender equality in Kenyan politics is failing on many fronts.
Fairies, pharaohs and Wizkid
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Kenya's Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant
The Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant in Nairobi aims to support those with the hereditary condition.
Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations
China helped build the museum with a donation of about $34m (£27m).
Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger
The highly threatened subspecies has been brought back to a reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.
Burundi: Inside the secret killing house
Former agents say Burundi's security services are running secret torture and detention sites to silence dissent.
South Africa: Taking on a mining firm and winning
After a decade-long battle, a small South African community stopped its land being turned into a titanium mine.
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