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Sudan protests: Doctor and teen 'shot dead' during clashes - Government forces allegedly fired directly at demonstrators demanding the president's resignation.
African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results - The AU is calling for final results to be suspended because of concerns over irregularities.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale: Ghana journalist shot dead - Undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale worked on several reports that were broadcast by the BBC.
Nigeria election: Atiku Abubakar says his age is not an issue - Former VP Atiku Abubakar is the main rival to President Muhammadu Buhari in upcoming elections in Nigeria.
Kenya attack: Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege - At least 21 people were killed when al-Shabab militants stormed the luxury Nairobi hotel complex.
Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso - Kirk Woodman was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen from a mine in the northern part of the country.
UK groups fund illegal orphanages in Africa - Children at one squalid home seen by the BBC said they had been beaten and neglected by their carers.
Laurent Gbagbo: Last-ditch appeal keeps Ivory Coast ex-president behind bars - Laurent Gbagbo will remain in custody in The Hague after prosecutors appealed against his release.
World's coffee under threat, say experts - Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
Kenya DusitD2 attack survivor: I tweeted goodbye to my family - Ronald Ngeno was inside the DusitD2 business complex in Nairobi when the terror attack started.
Nigeria charity Coding Girls gives young girls the chance to learn to code. - Coding Girls is giving young girls in Nigeria the chance to get into what is a male-dominated sector.
Uganda: The life of a 17-year-old in Kampala - We spend a day with Joy as he shows us what it's like being 17 in Kampala.
Kenya attack: We'll catch Dusit plotters, says President Kenyatta - President Uhuru Kenyatta vows to catch those behind the attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex.
Drake dancer: Nigerian moves are taking over - British-Nigerian choreographer Zizi, who's worked with Drake and Rihanna, says the world is looking to Lagos for the latest moves.
Nairobi hotel attackers captured on CCTV - People are being evacuated from the Dusit hotel complex after two explosions and gunfire were heard.
Wilfried Bony: Galatasaray interested in Swansea City striker - Turkish giants Galatasaray are interested in a deal for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.
Oumar Niasse: Cardiff City target Everton forward on loan - Cardiff City are interested in signing Everton striker Oumar Niasse on loan, with an option to make the move permanent.
Former Liverpool star Momo Sissoko back in France - Mali's former Liverpool and Juventus star Momo Sissoko returns to play in France six years after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
Cameroon's Stephane Mbia leaves French club Toulouse - Former Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia ends his contract with French club Toulouse.
Mali women's star Bassira Toure signs in Spain for Malaga - Mali's Bassira Toure signs in Spain for Malaga from local side AS Mande after impressing at the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations.
Grace Ekpu: The dancing horses of Lagos beach - The young people who make a living from taking people for horse rides on Nigeria's beaches.
Andrew Harding: Relief replaces fear after Kenya attack - The attack on the DusitD2 hotel forced guests into hiding, Andrew Harding reports from Nairobi.
Larry Madowo on Taiwan's last friend in Africa - Why Taiwan, not China, is the economic partner of choice for the nation formerly known as Swaziland.
Reunions, tears and red lips in 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this year.
Queues amid floods in DR Congo vote - Some of the best images from the day as people vote for a successor to Joseph Kabila.
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.
Joseph Warungu: Beyoncé, Bashir and Big Brother in 2019 - Kenyan journalist Joseph Warungu writes about what he will be looking out for in 2019.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: 'Guilty until proven innocent in Nigeria' - Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the naming, shaming and parading of police suspects in Nigeria.
Elizabeth Ohene: Africa's history makers in 2018 - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy has made 2018 a year to remember, writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene.
Sola Odunfa: How Nigeria's elite avoid 'bad education' - Journalist Sola Odunfa reflects on a controversial proposal to ban young Nigerians from completing their education abroad.
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?
Africa's week in pictures: 11-17 January 2019 - A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.
Who are the Nairobi victims? - Victims of the siege at the hotel complex include a 9/11 survivor, a YouTuber and two inseparable friends.
'I want to stand up for every woman experiencing abuse' - Model Judith Heard hopes her story of sexual abuse will prompt other women to tell their stories - and to support one another.
Nairobi hotel: 'How we survived DusitD2 siege' - People who escaped an al-Shabab attack on an upmarket Kenyan hotel share their stories.
How does Tshisekedi's win in DR Congo add up? - Take a look at the evidence raised by some who doubt the results of the historic presidential poll.
Kenya attack: 'Our deaths are displayed for consumption' - Kenyans are outraged at a picture of victims' bodies which is being published in Western media.
Laurent Gbagbo case: Ivory Coast leader's acquittal rattles ICC foundations - The Ivory Coast ex-president's acquittal raises questions about the International Criminal Court's future.
Letter from Africa: Despair, anger and anxiety in Zimbabwe's fuel queues - Brian Hungwe reflects on the impact of inflation on the the lives of Zimbabweans.
ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchain - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils economic and social plans ahead of May elections.
African migration 'a trickle' thanks to trafficking ban across the Sahara - Despite a clampdown on migration through the desert many are still prepared to make the deadly journey.
Africa's week in pictures: 4-10 January 2019 - A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.
The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar - Drones are being used to map previously unmapped areas in Africa to the benefit of its citizens.
DR Congo poll: The divisive aftermath of Tshisekedi's victory - Africa editor Fergal Keane asks what's next as opposition leader Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidency.
Letter from Africa: Why people keep cash under the mattress in Sudan - The wave of protests threatening President Bashir's 30-year rule have been caused by an economic decline.
Ethiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold - The reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has transformed the towns near the frontier.
Russia in Africa: Is it becoming a key player? - Will Russia's renewed interest in Africa make it a key player in the continent?
Gabon coup: Is Africa seeing fewer military takeover attempts? - Coup attempts in African countries are becoming less frequent.
Who is Ali Bongo, president of Gabon? - Who is Ali Bongo, the former funk singer, prominent freemason, and Gabon's leader?
How the US has stepped up its war in Somalia - Since President Trump took power aerial attacks on al-Shabab have increased, writes the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.