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Face of feminism

Fri, 2016-10-21 20:27
One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.

Didier Drogba fined for refusing to play for Montreal Impact

Fri, 2016-10-21 17:50
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is fined for refusing to play for MLS side Montreal Impact last weekend.

Cameroon train derailment kills at least 53

Fri, 2016-10-21 17:02
At least 53 people die and 300 are injured when a packed passenger train derails in Cameroon, the country's transport minister says.

How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?

Fri, 2016-10-21 16:46
Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.

Why is South Africa leaving the war crimes court?

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:07
The reasons behind South Africa's move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Africa's top shots: 14-20 October 2016

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:49
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Tunisia shocked by TV host's 'marry rapist' remarks

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:29
A Tunisian talk show is suspended after its host suggests a 14-year-old guest marry her abuser.

Burkina Faso 'foils coup plot by forces loyal to Compaore'

Fri, 2016-10-21 11:57
Burkina Faso has foiled a coup plot by forces loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaore and arrested at least 10 people, a minster says.

Four dead after 'Libyan Coast Guard' vessel attacks migrant boat

Fri, 2016-10-21 11:15
A German rescue organisation says four migrants have died and 25 others are missing after a boat was attacked by a speedboat labelled "Libyan coast guard".

Emmanuel Amuneke: Coach seeks challenge outside of Nigeria

Fri, 2016-10-21 10:16
Former Nigeria star Emmanuel Amuneke has high ambitions as coach but feels he has to leave his native country to achieve them

Achieng Abura death: Kenyans pay tribute to music star

Fri, 2016-10-21 10:03
Tributes pour in for Kenya's afro-jazz star Achieng Abura after she dies of an undisclosed illness at a hospital in the capital, Nairobi.

South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court

Fri, 2016-10-21 06:37
South Africa formally begins the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, saying it did not want to help achieve "regime change".

Can Visa grab some of Kenya's mobile money?

Fri, 2016-10-21 06:21
The world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service.

African Champions League: Sundowns on brink of fairytale victory

Fri, 2016-10-21 06:17
Mamelodi Sundowns take a 3-0 lead into the Champions League final second leg against Zamalek and are on the verge of a shock success.

First contest for Mr and Miss Albino held in Kenya

Fri, 2016-10-21 04:34
Youngsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino.

Women belong everywhere

Thu, 2016-10-20 20:03
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Muhammadu Buhari's recent comments about his wife and offers her view of what Nigeria's president got wrong.

Behind the smile

Thu, 2016-10-20 19:49
The Gambia is known to tourists as "the smiling coast of West Africa", but this masks something more troubling, as Chris Simpson has been finding out.

Ethiopia 'detains 1,600' under state of emergency

Thu, 2016-10-20 11:45
The Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister tells the BBC.

Neil Tovey making impressive recovery after heart attack

Thu, 2016-10-20 09:42
Former South Africa captain Neil Tovey is impressing doctors with his progress as he recovers from a heart attack.

Onazi wants Fifa action over wages dispute with Lazio

Thu, 2016-10-20 07:40
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi asks Fifa to intervene in a row with his former club Lazio who he says owe him two months' salary.