Hopewell Chin'ono recently exposed alleged high-level corruption in the Zimbabwean government.
"Papa Shirandula" helped transform acting from being a pauper's job to a lucrative career in Kenya
Spanish club Sevilla are among those paying tribute to Gambian football great Alhaji Momodu Njie - 'Biri Biri' following his death.
Kenya has had more than 11,000 cases of Covid-19 and 200 deaths, yet many don't take it seriously.
Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition.
Colonial slave-traders are seeing their legacies reassessed, but what about the Africans who profited?
Zamfara state's governor uses an original ploy to deal with a recent wave of bandit attacks.
South Africa cricket's first black African player Makhaya Ntini on feeling lonely during his career and ex-captain Faf du Plessis admits past mistakes on racism.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says revealing Zindzi Mandela had the virus would encourage acceptance.
A look behind the fraught stand-off over a controversial new dam on the Blue Nile.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
Racist issues continue in South African cricket 29 years after the nation was readmitted to the international game after the end of apartheid.
It is not like a bath with a tap that can be turned on and off at will.
As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands "clarification".
The pandemic has impacted many businesses, but some entrepreneurs have thrived by adapting quickly.
Officials confirm satellite images showing water levels rising - despite failed talks with Egypt and Sudan.
The statue had been targeted before amid anger in South Africa at monuments to colonialism.
Authorities in Kenya's Narok country rescued the child and are searching for her father and the two men.
The pandemic brought Egypt's tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods.
A BBC investigation exposes chronic failures in the health system in one of the poorest areas.