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Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career - Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music.
Nigeria midwife murders: Brutal IS tactics rekindle new fears - The execution-style killings of two aid workers raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over.
SA drum majorette portraits win photo prize - South African photographer Alice Mann is announced the winner of the Taylor Wessing Prize.
British-Nigerian filmmaker Adeyemi Michael: All immigrants are conquerors - British-Nigerian Filmmaker Adeyemi Michael explains the inspiration behind his short film, Entitled.
Nehanda, the Shona spirit medium that inspired Mugabe - Nehanda Nyakasikana led the fight against British colonisers in Zimbabwe in the 19th Century.
The peacekeepers who turned war criminals in the Central African Republic - Thirteen men, women and children were shot dead in cold blood in the Central African Republic in 2014.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian present Yeeezy sneakers to Uganda's Yoweri Museveni - The US rapper, with his wife Kim Kardashian, presented Yoweri Museveni with a pair of Yeezy trainers.
Somalia truck bomb: 'My husband's body was never found' - Mother of six Fowsiya Osman lost her husband in the attack in Somalia that left more than 500 dead.
South Africa's ancient lost city of Kweneng rediscovered by lasers - Descendants of the 15th Century residents are now fighting to have it recognised as their homeland.
Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward has hand surgery - Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has surgery on a hand injury he sustained while on international duty.
Wilfried Bony: Swansea City striker close to return from cruciate knee injury - Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is set to return to first-team training this week after eight months on the sidelines.
Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Madagascar qualify for the finals - Madagascar qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history while Tunisia, Senegal and Egypt also seal their spots in Cameroon.
Naby Keita: Liverpool midfielder set for scan after injury - Liverpool's Naby Keita will have a scan when he returns to the Premier League club after being injured playing for Guinea.
Ivorian Nicolas Pepe succeeds Kylian Mbappe as player of the month - Ivory Coast's Nicolas Pepe succeeds Kylian Mbappe in being named the French Ligue 1 player of the month - the first African to win the award since 2016.
Louise Dewast meets the couple who faked their Facebook wedding - Successful, educated and attractive - Arlène Agneroh's friends said the only thing she was missing was a husband.
Piers Edwards meets Somalia's secret boxing champion - Ramla Ali is an English and British boxing champion with Olympic ambitions despite having had to hide her passion from her strict Muslim family.
Yemisi Adegoke meets the 100-year-old man on death row - Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigeria's "oldest prisoner" amid a campaign calling for his release.
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.
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.
Rodney D Sieh: Why I was sentenced to 5,000 years in jail - Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia's FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about journalism in West Africa.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections - Why some earth tremors in Nigerian's capital, Abuja, have caused such a stir.
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.
Central African Republic: 'Why a grenade couldn't stop our music' - A deadly attack at a gig nine months ago has only made this band from the Central African Republic more determined.
Letter from Africa: Kenya unveils biblical strategy to tackle corruption - The body in charge of leading the fight against corruption will use the Bible to teach ethics.
Why Kim and Kanye meeting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was controversial - Yoweri Museveni is the second president Kanye West has met this week, and is just as controversial.
Celebrating Africa's aid workers on the frontline - From fighting fires to digging cars out of flooded roads - the unglamorous realities of the life of Africa's aid workers.
An ingenious way to bring clean water to a slum - How one man used an innovative idea to tackle gangs and bring clean water to the slums of Nairobi.
Africa's week in pictures: 5 - 11 October 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Zimbabwe currency crisis: No cash, no bread, no KFC - A deepening unease is settling over Zimbabwe as the country's fragile local currency loses value at alarming speed.
Pangolin survival: How 'following the money' could save lives - Targeting profits linked to the illegal wildlife trade could help protect threatened species
Caged while seeking mental health help - The BBC finds religious centres in Ghana using chains to restrain people with mental health problems.