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Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed September 2017

The deadly attack is seen as a big blow to Nigeria's efforts to promote tourism.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: SABC sorry for using 'Zuma ex-wife' title September 2017

South Africa's public broadcaster again apologises to ANC politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma,

Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies September 2017

A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery.

US expands travel ban to include Chad September 2017

People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.

Sudanese man held over Nashville attack September 2017

Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville.

Two jailed for life over 2015 Egyptian stadium deaths September 2017

Two people are jailed for life and 12 others imprisoned over violence that led to at least 19 people dying at a football stadium in February 2015.

Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? September 2017

Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa in order to push back the desert - and in Senegal it's already working.

Zannah Mustapha founded a school that teaches Boko Haram children September 2017

Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria.

Bill Gates answers questions from BBC Pidgin audience September 2017

This is what some of BBC Pidgin's audience asked Microsoft Founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.

What's Up Africa: Angola and Uganda's presidents and a Kenyan ballet star September 2017

What's Up Africa looks at presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer who wants to take up a scholarship in the UK.

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe describes Donald Trump as a 'gold Goliath' September 2017

Zimbabwe's president appears to mock the US president during a speech at the UN general assembly.

Gambia's all-female oyster catchers September 2017

The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.

African Champions League: Etoile du Sahel progress to semis September 2017

Two goals from Egyptian Amr Marei sees Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel set up an African Champions League semi-final against Egypt's Al Ahly.

Ghana beat arch-rivals Nigeria to win WAFU Cup of Nations September 2017

Hosts Ghana lift the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on home soil after a 4-1 victory over arch-rivals Nigeria in Sunday's final.

Confederation Cup: TP Mazembe ease past Al Hilal Obeid September 2017

Defending champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo thrash Sudan's Al Hilal Obeid 5-0 to seal a place in the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup.

Pumza Fihlani: The politician who showers every three days September 2017

South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol.

Mayeni Jones: The Angolans who are impatient for change September 2017

Angola has publicly funded healthcare with state-of-the-art clinics. So why are some hospitals running out of drugs? The BBC's Mayeni Jones investigates.

Alastair Leithead: Kenya at a crossroads September 2017

Can a new election be held in the time allocated by Kenya's constitution?

One month after the mudslide September 2017

One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Where 'spirits' come to life August 2017

Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life. Photographs by Charlie Northcott & Joshua Akinyemi.

Surviving Sierra Leone's mudslide August 2017

Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.

Hunger in first 1,000 days July 2017

How child malnutrition affects communities across Ghana.

Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list July 2017

Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.

Portraits of a migrant July 2017

Portraits of Libyan migrants taken on board the vessel that rescued them.

Style in the slum June 2017

His neighbours, in what is probably the world's most famous slum, stare but he doesn't care.

Rumble in the jungle June 2017

Visiting the boxers of Kinshasa, 43 years after Ali and Foreman fought in the Rumble in the Jungle.

Elizabeth Ohene: London’s coconut fad September 2017

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's unpaid Ebola heros September 2017

They "saved" Nigeria from the brink of an Ebola epidemic in 2014, so why are these doctors still waiting to be paid?

Yousra Elbagir: Big and beautiful in Sudan July 2017

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown July 2017

In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu makes his maiden visit to Sierra Leone.

Our mismatched family September 2017

Mohamed lost count of how many people he had killed when a commander's wife persuaded him to escape.

My heartbreak September 2017

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 September 2017 September 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.

Love and loss September 2017

Meeting the Kenyans affected by the illness.

Food security September 2017

Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

Captain Mina September 2017

Egyptian police officer and fitness guru Mina Samir says it is his duty to help cyberstalked women.

The waiting game September 2017

Meet the inhabitants of a refugee camp in Turin, as they pursue their dreams of a new life in Europe.

Pulis accuses Arsenal's Sanchez of cheating September 2017

West Brom manager Tony Pulis accuses Alexis Sanchez of 'cheating' in Arsenal's 2-0 win over the Baggies in the Premier League.

Leeds United: Are Championship leaders finally set for Premier League return? September 2017

Thirteen years after Premier League relegation, Leeds are top of the table, have a new owner and own their own stadium again. So, asks Phil McNulty, are they on the way back?

Fifa poppy ban: Gordon Strachan and Michael O'Neill want 'common sense' September 2017

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan and his Northern Ireland counterpart Michael O'Neill say "common sense" should prevail over the ban on teams displaying poppies.

The boy from Bondy with the 'maturity of a 40-year-old' - the making of Mbappe September 2017

Kylian Mbappe joined PSG on loan in August with the option to sign permanently for 180m euros - taking him home to the city where it all began.

Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal beat West Brom September 2017

Alexandre Lacazette scores twice to give a shaky Arsenal victory over West Brom, as Gareth Barry broke the Premier League appearance record.

'Who do I love? That's the question? A waste of time' September 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp endures an awkward Champions League news conference, calling it a "waste of time".

Players relishing huge game with Slovakia - Strachan September 2017

Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan says his players are full of belief before their crucial World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

More PL wins than West Ham? How much do you know about Gareth Barry? September 2017

Gareth Barry made his 633rd Premier League appearance on Monday, breaking Ryan Giggs' record. But how much do you know about him?

Spurs want Barkley to fill Dembele gap - gossip September 2017

Tottenham are interested in Ross Barkley, Coutinho still wants Barcelona move, plus new Manchester United contracts.

Hemed charged with violent conduct over Yedlin incident September 2017

Brighton forward Tomer Hemed is charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over an incident in the win over Newcastle.

Manchester City: How do their 21 goals in six Premier League games compare? September 2017

We ask if Manchester City's 21 league goals in six games compare to some scoring stats from the past?

Women's football dragged through mud after Sampson sacking - Brown-Finnis September 2017

Women's football has been "dragged through the mud" following Mark Sampson's sacking as England manager, says ex-goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.

Juventus president banned over 'ultras' tickets September 2017

Juventus president Andreas Agnelli is banned for a year and fined for his role in selling tickets to mafia-linked fans.

Mendy faces late fitness test for visit of Shakhtar September 2017

Left-back Benjamin Mendy is a doubt for Manchester City's Champions League Group F game with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Key Spurs players miss Apoel trip September 2017

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Apoel Nicosia and Tottenham Hotspur.

Mane available for Liverpool against Spartak September 2017

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is available for Tuesday's Champions League Group E game with Spartak Moscow in Russia.

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom: Tony Pulis says his side should have had a penalty September 2017

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says his side should been awarded a first-half penalty in their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom: Gareth Barry says appearance record 'yet to sink in' September 2017

West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry says holding the Premier League's appearance record will not sink in until he retires.

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom: Alexandre Lacazette getting stronger - Arsene Wenger September 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says fans have yet to see the best of Alexandre Lacazette, who scored both goals in a 2-0 win over West Brom.

Best WSL goals, including Chelsea's Maren Mjelde and Manchester City's Jane Ross September 2017

Chelsea's Maren Mjelde and Manchester City's Jane Ross feature in the round up of the best of the goals from the opening weekend's games in Womens' Super League 1.

Pep Guardiola: Man City manager says Shakhtar Donetsk 'one of the best' teams September 2017

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk are "one of the best teams".

World Cup 2018: Northern Ireland call up Jordan Jones and George Saville September 2017

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill explains his decision to bring Jordan Jones and George Saville into his World Cup qualifying squad.

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle: Chris Hughton pleased with 'balanced' Brighton September 2017

Brighton manager Chris Hughton says he is pleased as his side's "balance" following their 1-0 victory over Newcastle as they record their second successive home Premier League victory.

Glentoran player slips up with chance to score winning penalty September 2017

Glentoran's John McGuigan has a chance to score the winner against Coleraine in the Irish Premiership - but it all goes horribly wrong.

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle Rafael Benitez believes Mbemba fouled in build-up to Brighton goal September 2017

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes Chancel Mbemba was fouled in the build-up to Brighton's winner after the Magpies suffer a 1-0 loss against the Seagulls.

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd: Difficult day against Saints - Jose Mourinho September 2017

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United were given their most difficult test this season as they beat Southampton 1-0 at St Mary's.

Which defender could stop a 'Chieftain tank'? Read Garth's team of the week & pick your own September 2017

Which player is a "genius"? Who is a "model professional"? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Europe's most deadly: The game's most lethal striker revealed September 2017

With three players scoring six goals in six Premier League games so far, how do they match up to the rest of Europe's deadly finishers?

Manager ins and outs - September 2017 September 2017

Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

Notifications, Live Guide, MySport and social media with BBC Sport September 2017

With latest scores and headlines sent straight to your device, personalisation and much more, ensure you have a great sporting life with BBC Sport.