Some of the 100 girls thought to have been abducted in Nigeria have been found, officials say.
Armed robbers storm a police station, shoot dead five officers and a soldier and steal weapons.
Ali Ouattara's son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain.
More than 5,000 people attend Zimbabwean opposition leader's burial, amid battle to succeed him.
The US pop star praised her son adopted from Malawi, saying he would become its future president.
Nigeria's bobsleigh team, which debuted at the Pyeongchang Olympics, on overcoming the odds.
On World Mother Language day, BBC World Service colleagues tackle tech terms in their own languages.
Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night.
In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.
Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement leader, has not been seen since last year.
Tunisia international defender Ali Maaloul says England will be the 'toughest' team to beat in their 2018 World Cup group in Russia.
Benni McCarthy wants to take his Cape Town city team as far as he can in this year's African Confederation Cup after victory over Swaziland's Young Buffaloes.
Senegal international Lamine Sane becomes the latest African to move to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the USA after signing for Orlando City.
Ivory Coast's Williamsville, whose board members include Didier Drogba, reach the last-32 of the African Champions League with a shock win over Stade Malien.
Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.
The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires.
A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.
The street dancers in Sierra Leone who are using their talent to try to make a living.
Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.
The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.
A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.
African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.
A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.
The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
The country's births registry recently tried to prevent Ghanaian children from being given royal names.
James Okina was a tearaway teen - now he is helping hundreds of children in Cross River State.
What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country.
Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.
It follows the prime minister's shock resignation and the release of hundreds of political prisoners.
Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.
The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.
The first Marvel superhero film with a predominantly black cast has won rave reviews and is expected to smash box office records.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
How Foutanga Babani Sissoko pulled off one of the most audacious confidence tricks of all time.
Zimbabwean politician who led the opposition to Robert Mugabe's regime
The behaviour of aid workers is under intense scrutiny. Are agencies doing enough to prevent abuse?
Akwasi Frimpong is Ghana's second Olympian in history - and his story will make you realise why his dream is so poignant.
David de Gea's stunning first-half save helps Manchester United claim a creditable draw at Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will not face disciplinary action following his clash with Everton's Mason Holgate in the Reds' FA Cup win in January.
Jermaine Jenas believes Mousa Dembele is one of Europe's best midfielders who has outshone players like Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic this season.
Ander Herrera could have a "bad injury", says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after Wednesday's Champions League goalless draw at Sevilla.
Nelson Oliveira snatches a point for Norwich against Championship leaders Wolves with an injury-time equaliser
Steven Gerrard and Nicky Butt were in opposing dugouts on Wednesday as Liverpool's U19s beat Man Utd's U19s in the Uefa Youth League.
Cardiff City move four points clear of third place with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Ipswich at Portman Road.
Liverpool bounce back from successive WSL 1 defeats with a win over Sunderland in Casey Stoney's final game for the club.
Real Madrid pursue Thibaut Courtois, Paul Pogba's agent offers him to Europe's top clubs, plus more.
Shakhtar Donetsk come from behind to win their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie thanks to a stunning free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred.
Jonny Evans is set to regain the West Brom captaincy for Saturday's game against Huddersfield following an incident in Barcelona.
Real Madrid come from behind to win at Leganes and move up to third in La Liga.
Kieron Dyer says strangers have stopped him to tell him how he has inspired them since revealing he was sexually abused.
Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the Europa League last 32 second-leg against Ostersunds FK on Thursday.
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between Zenit St Petersburg and Celtic.
Chelsea will "try to do something incredible" by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League, says manager Antonio Conte.
Oxford United are in talks with Cardiff City youth coach and ex-Wales forward Craig Bellamy about becoming their new manager.
Leicester City are to pay £3.1m to the EFL after settling a Financial Fair Play dispute from the 2013/14 season when the club won the Championship.
Watch the best moments as Will Grigg's goal was enough to send Wigan through to the quarter-finals and force a shock exit for Man City.
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola's cagey post-match interview after his side's 1-0 defeat in FA Cup fifth round.
Wigan's Will Grigg scores the goal that seals a remarkable upset as League One Wigan beat runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Gary Lineker asks BBC Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer, Roberto Martinez and Joleon Lescott if Anthony Taylor's decision to send off Fabian Delph was correct.
Wigan striker Will Grigg admits he didn not think it would be possible for the Latics to knock Manchester City out of the FA Cup, after his goal defeated the Premier League leaders.
Former Wigan Athletic captain Emmerson Boyce recalls the moment the Latics defeated Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup final.
James Beardwell won praise after being filmed supporting Witham Town FC.
Watch the best moments as a Steve Davies' late equaliser saw Rochdale force a FA Cup replay against Spurs.
BBC Sport follows Coventry City fans Ollie Neal and Ben Cooke for the League Two side's FA Cup fifth round trip to Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion.
On the back of a week they will want to forget and with relegation looming, BBC Sport's Simon Stone asks what has happened at West Brom?
Wigan's fifth-round win over Manchester City is a bigger shock than their 2013 FA Cup final victory, says Kevin Kilbane.
Two shots and 17.5% possession against a team worth millions, is Wigan's win over Man City the biggest shock in FA Cup history?
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