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Mocimboa da Praia: Mozambique battles for port seized by IS August 2020

It says Islamists who seized a city near lucrative gas reserves are using local people as human shields.

Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious August 2020

The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.

Nigeria court fines pirates for seizing ship in Gulf of Guinea August 2020

Three men have been ordered to pay about $52,000 (£40,000) each for kidnapping a ship's crew for ransom.

Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio August 2020

There has been a race against time to remove the fuel oil, amid fears that the ship will break up.

African football stars on Covid-19's mental impact August 2020

Six African footballers playing in Spain talk to BBC Sport Africa about the mental impact Covid-19 is having on them.

Enoch Adeboye sexism row: Why the Nigerian pastor is so popular August 2020

Enoch Adeboye riles social media critics with his views on women, but this has not dented his standing.

Fears of Beirut-type blast in Guinea-Bissau and Libya August 2020

The blast in Beirut is a reminder that tonnes of dangerous materials are being stored in several countries.

The Moroccan woman who changed the Arab world in one run August 2020

Nawal El Moutawakel's triumph in the first Olympic women's 400m hurdles changed attitudes to female athletes across a whole region.

Letter from Africa: 'How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps' August 2020

A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save lives.

Coronavirus: Fact-checking fake stories in Africa August 2020

We've taken a look into some of the most widely-shared false stories about the pandemic across Africa.

Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent August 2020

The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.

Africa Olympic stories: Sizwe Ndlovu overcomes racism and poverty to win gold in 2012 August 2020

South African rower Sizwe Ndlovu on overcoming racism and poverty to win a historical gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Africa's week in pictures: 31 July - 6 August 2020 August 2020

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.

GAA: The African fishermen taking up gaelic football August 2020

A number of men from Ghana are taking up GAA after working in Ardglass for the last year.

Disabled during lockdown: We don’t have the support we need August 2020

Cassandra is visually impaired and learning remotely during lockdown in Nigeria has presented several problems.

How Ebola prepared one doctor for Covid-19 August 2020

How Ebola prepared one doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat coronavirus.

South Africa: Gabola church 'connects with God by drinking alcohol' August 2020

South Africa's Gabola church believes in connecting with God by consuming alcohol.

Kenya's Tsavo National Park: Authorities blame fire on arsonists August 2020

Kenyan authorities blame the huge fire in Tsavo National Park on arsonists.

Focus on Africa: A tale of Africa’s 60-year history August 2020

A look at the key historical events In Africa since the launch of BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme in 1960.

Africa Eye: Ghana hospital workers cash in on PPE amid coronavirus August 2020

The BBC Africa Eye team uncovers Ghanaians selling coronavirus supplies while doctors and nurses go without.

FA Cup: No replays during 2020-21 season August 2020

There will be no replays during the 2020-21 FA Cup campaign in order to "ease pressure" on the football calendar.

Mesut Ozil says he will stay at Arsenal until contract ends in 2021 August 2020

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he will stay with the club "through to the last day" of his contract next June.

Champions League: New format brings high drama as PSG edge Atalanta August 2020

Why the first taste of the streamlined Champions League final eight was a promising sign of things to come.

RB Leipzig: How did Red Bull build a Champions League side from scratch? August 2020

How did RB Leipzig go from Germany's fifth tier to the Champions League quarter-finals in a decade, and why are they so divisive among fans?

Relive how the action unfolded in Wednesday night's Scottish Premiership action August 2020

Relive how the action unfolded in Wednesday night's Scottish Premiership action with all the goals as they went in.

Vladimir Ivic: Watford set to name ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv manager as new boss August 2020

Watford are set to appoint Vladimir Ivic as their replacement for sacked manager Nigel Pearson.

Champions League: New format helps RB Leipzig, says Julian Nagelsmann August 2020

The 'one-off' format will help Champions League hopefuls RB Leipzig, says boss Julian Nagelsmann.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich: Pick your combined XI from Champions League giants August 2020

Who would you pick in a combined Barcelona and Bayern Munich XI as the sides prepare to meet on Friday.

FC Dallas' Reggie Cannon condemns booing as players took a knee August 2020

FC Dallas' Reggie Cannon condemns the "disgusting" booing of players kneeling during the national anthem by some home fans before an MLS game.

Rangers 3-0 St Johnstone: 'Sloppy' Ibrox side ease to top of Premiership August 2020

Manager Steven Gerrard says Rangers "let the game fizzle out" as they go top of the Scottish Premiership on goal difference with a win over St Johnstone.

Champions League: Paris St-Germain late goals shatter Atalanta August 2020

Paris St-Germain reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 25 years after a sensational comeback against Atalanta.

Jan Vertonghen: Benfica medical for ex-Tottenham defender August 2020

Ex-Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is having a medical at Benfica before signing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club.

Motherwell 2-2 Livingston: Hosts 'playing with seven men' - draw angers Stephen Robinson August 2020

Motherwell are "playing with seven men every single week", says boss Stephen Robinson after Livingston fight back to draw at Fir Park.

Coronavirus: Women's football 'at a crossroads' as it emerges from lockdown August 2020

After a summer with no elite women's football in England, is private investment needed to ensure the sport regains its momentum?

Transfer rumours: Thiago, Lacazette, Sarr, Grealish, Diawara, Pogba August 2020

Liverpool face competition for midfielder, Watford forward speaks up on interest, Arsenal open to offers for striker, plus more.

Highlights: Rangers 3-0 St Johnstone August 2020

Goals by Borna Barisic, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo ease Rangers to a win over St Johnstone at Ibrox and maintain their 100% record in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Highlights: Ross County 2-2 Kilmarnock August 2020

Ross County and Kilmarnock share four goals as both teams have to come from behind to earn a point in the Scottish Premiership match in Dingwall.

Highlights: Motherwell 2-2 Livingston August 2020

Livingston twice come from behind as they and Motherwell earn their first respective Scottish Premiership point of the season after a frenetic draw.

Champions League: How Atalanta took Europe by storm before facing PSG August 2020

As they prepare to take on PSG in the Champions League, BBC Sport finds out how Atalanta have become a force in Italy and on the continent.

Highlights: Dundee United 0-1 Hibernian August 2020

Christian Doidge's strike against Dundee United ensures Hibs move top of the Scottish Premiership.

'A pearler from Pirlo' - Juventus boss's brilliant World Cup strike May 2020

Watch new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo score a brilliant goal for Italy against Ghana at the 2006 World Cup.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona: Is his time at Nou Camp coming to an end? August 2020

BBC Sport examines the relationship between Barcelona and Lionel Messi, who has put contract talks on hold, and is free to walk away from the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

Watch: Champions Celtic held to draw at Kilmarnock August 2020

Kilmarnock and Celtic share the spoils at Rugby Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Morelos double as Rangers ease to win over St Mirren August 2020

Highlights of Rangers' 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.