Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in 2017 after 22 years of authoritarian rule.
The trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body the IAAF, will get under way in Paris on Monday.
TP Mazembe of DR Congo and South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns survive scares to become the first teams to reach the African Champions League quarter-finals.
Both sides in Libya announce ceasefires, after pressure from their backers, Russia and Turkey.
Maxence Melo, the online freedom champion in Tanzania is apprehensive of what might happen in an election year
When Sunny's asylum application was refused, he took refuge overnight on London's buses - for two decades.
Zamalek beat Zesco United and JS Kabylie are held to a 0-0 draw by Raja Casablanca in the latest African Champions League group matches.
Grizelda Grootboom was tricked into sex trafficking by a "friend" and has written about her ordeal.
He implied that he saved Ethiopia from war but Ethiopia's leader received the peace prize instead.
Niger and its neighbours are struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency in West Africa.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Seventeen people have died in the country's biggest jail where it is feared another 100 are close to dying.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane apologises for not stopping in Senegal after being crowned Caf's African Player of the Year.
Kenyan driver Raymond Juma says his passengers "are like my brothers and sisters".
Kenya's El-Molo people say there are not enough new young speakers learning from their elders.
Mercy Juma puts the Islamist militant group's attack on a US military base in Kenya into context.
The Barcelona forward wins the award for a record-matching fourth time.
Presidents Erdogan and Putin meet in Turkey, amid warnings of a Syria-style civil war in Libya.
A baby grow stuffed with banned cosmetics was being passed off as a baby travelling on a bus.
The Senegalese forward wins the award after coming second two years in a row.