Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.
Nigeria's Victor Osimhen becomes the most expensive African player of all time as Napoli pay Lille a reported $96m.
Tsitsi Dangarembga was detained as she took part in protest against alleged government corruption.
Stephen Eta Tataw, captain of the Indomitable Lions in their famous run to the quarter-finals of Italia '90, dies at the age of 57.
South African sculptor Pitika Ntuli on what we should do with reminders of colonial and racist history.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Parts of the capital are deserted ahead of demonstrations that the government calls Western-backed.
Hachalu Hundessa's father says that his son stood for truth and that he died standing for his people.
The hunter had previously said that he killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.
Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad says he is undecided on whether he should run for a second term in office next year.
Concerns grow as Nile River nations fail to reach a deal on how to share the vital waters.
Stella Immanuel has caught the US president's attention for claiming hydroxychloroquine cures Covid-19.
The Cameroonian triple jumper took two Olympic golds after being inspired by her family - her sick mother and then her new baby son.
Only one baby was born alive as urgent treatment was delayed over Covid-19-related staffing issues.
In the past year, Anisa lost her mother, her job and her house and had hoped Hajj would help her find solace.
Sammy Awami writes that his relatives are divided over the Tanzanian leader's policy on Covid-19.
Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, had been accused of nepotism and cronyism.
How Wayde van Niekerk broke the men's 400m world record at the 2016 Olympic Games - one held by a true athletics legend.
Former Guinea-Bissau football federation president Manuel Nascimento will await the full grounds for his 10-year Fifa ban before deciding whether to appeal the decision.
Omar started to cook after doctors told him to use his muscles to help with his neuromuscular myopathy.