Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine withdraws from Tokyo 2020 after the draw sets him on course for a potential meeting with an Israeli opponent.
Swimmer Chad Le Clos aims to upset the odds in Tokyo and so be recognised as South Africa's best athlete of all time.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
A bloody eight-month battle for control of the Tigray region spills over into neighbouring Afar.
Guinea withdraws its five athletes from the Tokyo Olympics, citing fears over Covid but better news for Kenya women's rugby team.
15-year-old skateboarder Boipelo Awuah is the youngest African at Tokyo 2020. She explains how she got into the sport and why it feels so good to be at the Olympics.
Several museums in Europe have talked of returning the looted artefacts - but where will they be housed in Nigeria?
The world’s first hijab-wearing supermodel talks to fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger about why she quit the industry.
Freed Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera says the country needs to tackle injustices which took place during John Magufuli's presidency.
Zambia may have conceded 10 goals, but they made history on their women's football Olympics debut.
The riots sparked by the jailing of former South African President Jacob Zuma were part of a planned insurrection, a minister says.
African runners are well known for their Olympic dominance but this year, there are also surfers and skateboarders.
Mayar Sherif will play 'with her heart' as she becomes the first Egyptian woman to play Olympic tennis for her country.
The group, most of them women and children, were kidnapped last month in Nigeria's Zamfara state.
"I have cried so much, my eyes can barely see," one mother tells the BBC after seeing her brother die.
The Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from a pre-Olympic training camp in Japan has been found.
The pilot survived by ejecting himself and hiding with local residents, says Nigeria's Air Force.
Ken Macharia feared for his safety in Kenya, where homosexuality is illegal.
Israeli tech firm NSO denies media reports that its software has been sold to authoritarian regimes.
Zambia's Copper Queens are aiming to continue defying the odds as they represent Africa in women's football at the Tokyo Olympics.