A BBC team gets rare access to Eritrea, often described as one of the most repressive states in Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent xenophobic attacks were "damaging" to South Africa.
Goalkeeper Pape Saidou Ndiaye is the shootout hero as the Teranga Lions finally win a first international final in front of their own fans.
Yasuke was entrusted with decapitating his Japanese lord - a huge honour 500 years ago.
Norma Ka Mbele tells her story, amid protests over high rates of sexual violence in South Africa.
The Gambia and Chad both need penalties to reach the group phase of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying as South Sudan and Sao Tome e Principe secure aggregate wins.
Brigid Kosgei claims a new women's marathon world record in Chicago, beating the time set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003.
Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar limps off as Brazil are held to a 1-1 draw by Nigeria in Singapore.
Tunisians are choosing between a flamboyant media mogul, and a law professor nicknamed "the robot".
Sylvia Gathoni on finding her winning streak in the high-stakes arena of e-sports.
For record producers, finding new musicians is a constant quest but for this couple, the hunt took them far.
Gernot Rohr refuses to comment about his future as Nigeria coach following further speculation over unpaid salary.
The attack prompted many people to flee the northern village of Salmossi.
Ivorian forward Gervinho extends his contract with Italian Serie A side Parma, with his new deal keeping him at the club until June 2022.
Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds.
The 7ft 5in Senegalese rookie only started playing basketball six years ago.
A prominent Ghanaian journalist writes about being sexually abused when she was just seven years old.
A 21-year-old was caught with cannabis-laced cakes weighing more than 1kg (2.2lb) in Zambia.
The Ethiopian prime minister has won the Nobel Peace Prize, but how successful has he been?
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is named September's Premier League player of the month.