Somalia's capital has been described as the world's most dangerous city - but some people there are trying to change that. Mary Harper came to know one of them.
Children of Blood and Bone author Tomi Adeyemi explains the inspiration behind her best-selling book.
Nigeria avoids a Fifa ban after the government recognises the Fifa-approved head of ifs national federation shortly before a suspension was due to take place.
The public inquiry is looking into whether the wealthy Gupta family influenced political decisions.
Suspected Islamist militants launch a raid in Borno state, leaving several villagers dead.
Two Coptic Christian monks will stand trial in Egypt after a bishop was found bludgeoned to death.
An Egyptian man who diverted a plane to Cyprus is sent home after a two-year extradition battle.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is being praised for his leadership skills but he is unlikely to be president any time soon.
Kenyan Joshua Kamau, also known as Krackwhizz, is a one-man band.
Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80.
Nigeria's World Cup defender William Troost-Ekong describes his move to Italian club Udinese as the completion of 'a great summer.'
A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese.
The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) names Vincent Mashami as the new coach of the national team.
The former UN Secretary General was the first black African to lead the international body.
Kofi Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, diplomats say.
Eddie Kadi - could he be the funniest man in Africa? BBC What's New's Ben Hunte went to find out.
The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there.
Italian side Parma have signed Gervinho on a three-year contract after Hebei China Fortune agreed to release the former Arsenal forward.
Rangers midfielder Lassana Coulibaly undergoes a scan on a thigh injury after missing their Europa League qualifier in Maribor.
Young Morocco World Cup defender Hamza Mendyl joins German club Schalke from French side Lille on a five-year deal.