Zimbabwe police clear streets ahead of anti-government...

Parts of the capital are deserted ahead of demonstrations that the government calls Western-backed.

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 100,000 for 'violations'...

Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition.

River Nile dam: Sudan blasts 'unilateral' move as Ethiopia...

As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands "clarification".

South African church attack: Five dead after 'hostage situation'

The church, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, was attacked amid reports of fighting over leadership.

Hushpuppi's lawyer says FBI 'kidnapped' Nigerian Instagrammer...

"Hushpuppi", who posts about his extravagant lifestyle, is accused of multimillion-dollar fraud.

Coronavirus in Nigeria: Inside a Lagos coronavirus ward

Fake news and mistrust in the government mean a lot of Nigeria's population thinks the pandemic is a hoax.

Burkina Faso: 180 bodies found in 'killing field'

Pro-government forces battling jihadists were behind the deaths, Human Rights Watch says.

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber...

A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

Hachalu Hundessa: Ethiopia singer's death unrest killed...

Protests over the killing of Hachalu Hundessa spread from Oromia, where he was seen as a hero.

Swedish ref's career is 'over' after offensive feedback...

A Swedish football referee admits his career is 'effectively' over following his suspension for offensive remarks aimed at Guinea's...

Concerns grow for Kipsang well-being

Concerns are growing for the well-being of Kenya's former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang.

Zimbabwe lockdown fallout: 'Prices keep rising'

Zimbabwe's lockdown measures to combat the spread of coronavirus have led to economic and political crisis.

Ghanaian Covid-19-inspired fashion wax-print designs launched

The firm behind the designs says it is putting a positive twist on a negative phenomenon.