Photos of the cakes, some topped with genitalia fashioned out of fondant icing, went viral online.
Demonstrators angered by high unemployment and an economic crisis clash with police.
The shooting dead of striking miners in 1949 continues to have resonance in Nigeria today.
Cape Verde are forced to withdraw from the Men's Handball World Championship in Egypt after squad is decimated by Covid-19.
Conflict in the Ethiopia region has created a "dire" situation, an official said in leaked notes.
Online services were restricted ahead of last week's vote, and social media remains blocked.
A partial withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is coming at a critical time for the country.
Fighting erupted after a man was stabbed in a row between two men from different ethnic groups.
The main opposition candidate rejects the result that saw President Museveni win a sixth term.
Gambia's truth commission has revealed tales of murder and torture that jar with Gambians' self image.
Mayeni Jones investigates what happened when the army opened fire on protesters in Lagos in October.
Nine months after it should have started, the African Nations Championship finally kicked off on Saturday as hosts Cameroon beat Zimbabwe 1-0.
But his main rival Bobi Wine claims vote-rigging and vows to produce evidence.
A third of the population of Madagascar will suffer from food insecurity due to ongoing droughts and a recession.
An increasing number of civilians are becoming victims of the conflict in Ethiopia's Oromia region.
The BBC World Service speaks to reporters in six regions around the world about the hopes and expectations for Joe Biden's administration.
Joyce, 17, explores progress towards the goal of clean water for all in her country, Rwanda.
The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the EU's top diplomat says.
The family of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had launched the posthumous bid to overturn his conviction.
President Museveni's rival alleges the internet shutdown allows for rigging in the election count.