Kenya's Taekwondo star Faith Ogallo hopes to win a medal in Tokyo - to raise environmental awareness.
Some $1bn worth of stock was stolen in KwaZulu-Natal and at least 800 shops looted, an official says.
The Uganda Olympic Committee says a weightlifter is missing from a training camp in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Games.
We've looked at some examples of misleading images and videos, claiming to be from the current protests.
"War is inevitable - it is ethnic cleansing," says an Ethiopian doctor who has escaped to Sudan.
The government said it would deploy 25,000 troops, after days of widespread looting and violence.
Al Ahly's South African coach Pitso Mosimane admits he is 'conflicted' by taking on Kaizer Chiefs in Saturday's Champions League final.
The country has seen days of rioting, with food shortages and citizens forming vigilante groups.
Morocco’s Asmaa Niang will be competing in judo. This will be her second Games – but her Olympic career was sparked by her childhood dreams of being a superhero.
More than 100 developing countries set out key demands ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.
Namibia is suffering one of the world's worst outbreaks of Covid, as ex-footballer Marley Ngarizemo can testify.
Marital rape has long been a taboo issue in Egypt, but now victims are beginning to speak out.
A Durban resident tells the BBC he is struggling to find any food after so many shops were looted.
The building was allegedly set on fire by looters amid an eruption of riots across South Africa.
Naledi Manyoni recalls the moment she threw her daughter from a building set on fire by looters.
South Africa's Kgothatso Montjane says reaching two wheelchair finals at Wimbledon has boosted her confidence ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics.
South Africans are clearing up after days of protests against the arrest of ex-President Jacob Zuma.
At Rio 2016, Ines Boubakri became the first African and Arab woman to win an Olympic medal in fencing. Now she wants to help other women achieve their dreams.
People caught in the middle of the violence say their city is "on fire" - and they feel abandoned.
The military are helping police quell unrest following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.