The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.
The 28 bodies are thought to be army officers involved in a failed coup against Omar al-Bashir in 1990.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
The BBC’s Anne Soy travelled to her birthplace to meet clan members in her Kalenjin ethnic community.
Nigeria defied all the odds in 1996 by overcoming footballing giants Brazil and Argentina to win Olympic gold in Atlanta. This is how they did it.
Researchers point to a "huge discrepancy" between reported deaths and excess natural deaths.
Kenya's former world champion Elijah Manangoi says he will respond formally to his provisional suspension over an alleged whereabouts failure.
The South Africa FA says it wants to engage with former football international Mark Fish over controversial comments on social media.
President Buhari condemns the killings and vows to bring the gunmen to justice.
The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora in Ghana is open to those curious to learn more about Africa’s literary history.
Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk wants to set an "untouchable" 400m world record as his legacy.
No-one has died from Covid-19 in Uganda, but 12 people have allegedly been killed by security officers.
The president has been promoting a herbal drink to treat the virus despite warnings from the WHO.
Andrew Mlangeni death signifies the end of a generational history, South Africa's president says.
Africa's tourism sector is battling to survive as coronavirus keeps away holidaymakers from abroad.
The Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir has been a source of huge diplomatic tension for almost a decade.
Danish top-flight club FC Nordsjaelland is owned by a Ghanaian academy offering a new route for African talent to develop.
He is accused of overthrowing a democratically-elected government to assume power.
Some photos of him playing football save Eric Murangwa Eugene from being brutally murdered during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
J Hus, Burna Boy and NSG top the list, which will be announced on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Sunday.