Coup leaders dissolve the Sovereign Council and impose a state of emergency.
Nearly half the country has been inundated by rains linked to climate change.
Pro-democracy activists are back on the streets to support a civilian-led government
Thousands of people have been killed in Ethiopia as conflict continues in Tigray
Latest reports on the conflict reaching the north of the city of Dessie
The military and civilians have been sharing power since Omar al-Bashir’s overthrow
Minister for the Presidency, Defence and a deputy were held hostage on Thursday night
Transport workers have now joined the student demonstrations
The West African regional parliament wants a review of protocols on good governance
The disputed part of the Indian Ocean is thought to be rich in oil and gas
Fourteen men go on trial accused of killing the former Burkina Faso President
Nearly 200 people who had been abducted in Zamfara state, were abandoned in a forest
Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize for Literature for his portrayal of colonialism
Google’s $1bn pledge is the biggest investment by the US tech company in Africa
Sickle cell disease affects blood cells and can cause organ failure and constant pain
The Kenyan president and six family members are linked to 13 offshore companies
President Buhari's team is in talks with Twitter to agree on conditions of use in Nigeria
Zambia reportedly owes China six billion dollars. Almost double than previously reported
Engineer Najla Bouden has been tasked with forming a new government
Junta members will be barred from standing in elections
Sudan government has found an agreement partially ending disruptions in Port Sudan
Guinea Coup leader Colonel Doumbouya holds meetings with religious and political groups
Guinea's main opposition leader has welcomed Sunday's ousting of President Alpha Condé
President Hichilema's supporters are expecting him to make sweeping changes
The children were taken from an Islamic school in Tegina, Niger state
It comes a year before the next presidential election
Many citizens are fleeing after the Taliban takeover
Blaise Compaore faces a military trial, accused of involvement in his predecessor’s murder
Low rainfall and destructive locusts leave Somalis facing acute hunger
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan plans to set up a special COVID-19 taskforce
African specialists look back at the past year and express their hopes for 2021
Africa Today looks back at some of the inspiring stories that made us think and smile
Kenyan officials suspected of stealing money meant for medical supplies face prosecution.
The United States has slapped sanctions on former Gambia first lady Zineb Jammeh.
Cameroon’s security forces have launched an operation to restore security in Bamenda.
Deputy Minister of Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana remanded in custody on murder charges.
African leaders join call for a free coronavirus vaccine
Burundi gives World Health Organisation staffers 24 hours to leave the country.
Lesotho became the last country in Africa to record a coronavirus case
Over 80 new coronavirus cases have been discovered in Nakonde
Malawi Supreme Court has upheld the nullification of last year's presidential elections
Madagascar conducts mass coronavirus tests in its worst hit area.
Some African countries have started lifting coronavirus restrictions
South Africa government outlines stimulus for recovery from the effects of coronavirus
Thousands of people have been arrested in Morocco for violating coronavirus measures
The Cameroonian government has admitted involvement of its military in civilian deaths
A dip in oil demand around the world is having big effect on Africa's countries
A special podcast where we put your coronavirus questions to the W.H.O.
African children and activists protest the dangers of climate change around the world
Supporters of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky have staged weeks of protests to demand his release
A day of mourning in Ethiopia following the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
How can Africa create the millions of jobs needed for a growing population?
Voter registration in Nigeria; Merkel in Nigeria; equality for South African Muslim women
European leaders set stalls in Africa; Nigerian security; Soweto; fishermen and condoms
Europe's leaders in Africa; Germany returns Namibian skulls; uproar over a TV ad in Kenya
Ugandan soldiers assault journalist; a year of BBC Pidgin; Wenger gets award from Weah
Zimbabwe - Results expected; five banks merge in Ghana; Congolese opposition hopefuls
BRICS meeting in South Africa, Zimbabwe elections; Eritrea's changing political landscape
Cameroon's military brass escape attack; UN embargo on South Sudan; Bio, 100 days
Kenyan lawmakers in Russia; the long shadow of Ebola; the multicultural roots of the ZCC
EU leaders' agreement on migration; Ghana's electoral boss sacked; Resident Presidents
Why has Ghana banned tilapia imports? Ebola in the DRC; deadly fire in Nairob
South Sudan talks in Addis; Eritrea and Ethiopia's peace overtures; Tunisia law reforms
Snake-bites a WHO priority; Dutch company claims Teff ownership; Kassé Mady Diabaté
Hundreds homeless in Nakuru where dam bursts; a shortage of HIV medication in Liberia
Thousands left homeless after fire in Lang'ata suburb in Nairobi
Israeli government orders 34,000 African migrants to leave or face imprisonment.
Dickens Olewe wraps up our special podcast series with a rare interview
Almost two hundred students are still being held by Boko Haram.
South Sudan's new Vice President Taban Deng Gai addresses key issues in the country
Ahead of tomorrow's elections Zambian civil society groups call for a free and fair vote
Running battles in Zimbabwe; local elections in South Africa; Malian music sensation.
HIV infections still the leading killer of African children aged 10 to 19.
Health experts warn of very serious levels of under-nutrition linked to obesity.
UN warns billions could starve as extreme weather changes poison food crops