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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.