- VIDEO: Namibian house prices create slums
Tamasin Ford reports on the effects of rapidly rising house prices in Windhoek, Namibia.
12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 7:34am
- VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune
Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.
12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 7:29am
- Tunisia's rival revolutionaries
Tunisia's Islamists and secularists battle for votes
12 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 7:25am
- VIDEO: Zambia's five leaders in five decades
Zambia's five leaders in five decades
13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:43am
- African women battle age-old opponents
Women's football may be the fastest growing sport in the world but in Africa it is fighting to overcome prejudice and stigma.
13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:30am
- Botswana votes in tight election
Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.
13 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 6:26am
- Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'
Sierra Leone sailor asks for world help to battle epidemic
17 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:52am
- VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 5:36pm
- VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala
Many mirrors and plastic helmets for Uganda's boda boda drivers
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 3:19pm
- AUDIO: '19 relatives have died from Ebola'
A pastor who says he has lost 19 members of his family to Ebola has been speaking to the BBC.
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 3:08pm
- VIDEO: Boko Haram 'abducts more women'
Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, according to local residents.
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 2:28pm
- Turtles tracked on swimming frenzy
Small tags stuck to the undersides of baby loggerhead turtles are used to follow the animals' frenetic first hours in Cape Verde.
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 1:26pm
- Ebola blood-therapy team set up
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 11:24am
- Boko Haram 'abducts more women'
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 10:54am
- 'I am not a virus'
How West Africans are rallying against Ebola stigma
2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 6:59am
- VIDEO: Sentamu appeal to Ebola-hit countries
People of faith in countries struggling to combat the world's worst outbreak of Ebola should not meet in large numbers, the UK's Archbishop of York says.
2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 4:42am
- Six surprising Ebola numbers
Six surprising numbers from fight against epidemic
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 9:29pm
- Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids
Footage reveals wild chimps in Uganda stealing crops at night
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 8:33pm
- VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:54pm
- Kissing ban riles Zimbabwe students
A ban on students kissing in public, imposed by the University of Zimbabwe, is "nonsensical", a student representative tells the BBC.
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 11:29am
- Botswana profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:44am
- Swaziland profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:19am
- Letter from Africa: Silencing the police
Does Kenya's police gagging order have a more serious side?
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:02am
- Somali teenager 'stoned to death'
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:47am
- VIDEO: The famine report that shocked the world
How millions responded to Ethiopia’s cry for help
3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 8:00pm
- Somalia profile
Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 10:48am
- Mauritius country profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:06am
- Zanzibar profile
Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:18am
- Djibouti profile
Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.
4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:58am
- Angola profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer
4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:00am
- Sao Tome and Principe profile
Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 8:15am
- VIDEO: These boots are made for music
Rwanda band going places with improvised instruments
5 days ago 19 Oct 14, 10:26am
- Egypt profile
Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
6 days ago 19 Oct 14, 5:39am
- Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
Boom times for Addis Ababa's growing number of coffee shops
9 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:08pm
- Tunisia profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 8:47am
- Tanzania country profile
Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
11 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:56am
- Libya country profile
Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
11 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:07am
- Liberia profile
Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
11 days ago 14 Oct 14, 5:31am
- Mozambique country profile
Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
14 days ago 11 Oct 14, 4:10am
- Letter from Africa: Why do we rely on 'miracle cures'?
Do Ghanaians place too much faith in miracle cures?
14 days ago 10 Oct 14, 9:45am
- Kenya country profile
Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
16 days ago 8 Oct 14, 11:24am
- VIDEO: Songhoy Blues: Banned but unbeaten
The musicians that fled Islamists and gained global acclaim
20 days ago 4 Oct 14, 7:23pm
- Mali country profile
Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
21 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:31am
- Senegal's expats go online to buy rams
Going online for Senegal’s sacrificial rams
22 days ago 2 Oct 14, 7:02pm
- In pictures: The lure of gold
Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
25 days ago 30 Sep 14, 6:42am
- Almaz's story
Abused and unpaid - story of an Ethiopian servant in Saudi Arabia
25 days ago 29 Sep 14, 7:03pm
- In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons
Motorbiking eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali
30 days ago 24 Sep 14, 7:17pm
- Algeria profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
30 days ago 24 Sep 14, 12:42pm
- Ebola drains weak health systems
Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
30 days ago 24 Sep 14, 7:30am
- Ethiopia profile
Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
34 days ago 20 Sep 14, 10:32am