But his main rival Bobi Wine cries foul, alleging vote-rigging and saying he's fearful for his safety.
Mayeni Jones investigates what happened when the army opened fire on protesters in Lagos in October.
Gambia's truth commission has revealed tales of murder and torture that jar with Gambians' self image.
An increasing number of civilians are becoming victims of the conflict in Ethiopia's Oromia region.
The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the EU's top diplomat says.
There are concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic has created the environment for a rise in FGM cases in Kenya.
The family of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had launched the posthumous bid to overturn his conviction.
On the eve of Caf making Issa Hayatou its 'honorary president', a former official says it has taken too long to recognise African football's longest ruler.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani criticises coverage of the kidnapping of schoolchildren.
Uganda has restricted internet access ahead of elections, but it's not the only African country to have done this.
Five things you need to know about Uganda's divisive election.
Chemistry student Innocent Havyarimana started a thriving business in a Kenyan refugee camp.
The amazing life of Johnny Smythe - RAF officer, prisoner of war and a father of the Windrush generation.
A third of the population of Madagascar will suffer from food insecurity due to ongoing droughts and a recession.
Joyce, 17, explores progress towards the goal of clean water for all in her country, Rwanda.
We speak to reporters in six global regions about hopes and expectations for the new US administration.
The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga speaks to voters as they wait to cast their ballots.
The pangolin is said to be the world's most trafficked mammal. The BBC reports on a rescue operation.
Five things you should know about the upcoming elections in Uganda.
Five steps Nigerian start-up Paystack took to build and strike a $200m deal with Stripe.
Leicester City edge a keenly contested Premier League encounter with Southampton to maintain their push for a top-four place.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says his side "can't think everything is solved" after labouring their way to a win against 10-man Fulham.
The first full round of Premier League games since players were told to curb their celebrations has begun - but did they follow the guidance?
A lack of cover for injured striker Raul Jimenez and defensive problems have Nuno Esprito Santo facing questions at Wolves.
Take a look back to 2008-09 and the last time Liverpool and Manchester United were in a Premier League title race.
Manchester United are in form and top of the table but Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have a history of remarkable resilience, says MOTD pundit and ex-Red Danny Murphy.
Second-placed Chelsea host leaders Manchester United on Sunday - will it be a title decider for the Women's Super League?
David Moyes proclaims "the new West Ham" after his side defeat Burnley to move to within three points of the Champions League places.
Celtic allowed Livingston to "impose their style on us", admitted coach Gavin Strachan after his makeshift were held to a Scottish Premiership draw.
Match of the Day's Jermaine Jenas praises the performance of Chelsea's Mason Mount after the midfielder scored in a 1-0 win at Fulham.
Brighton boost their hopes of Premier League survival as Neal Maupay's winner against a lacklustre Leeds ends a run of nine games without a win.
West Brom manager Sam Allardyce describes his side's 3-2 Premier League win over Black Country rivals Wolves at Molinuex as a "big, big victory".
Juventus lining up summer move for Pogba, Moyes says no contact from Chelsea or Man Utd about Rice, Wijnaldum to reject Liverpool contract, plus more.
Playing in an all-white kit during a snowstorm renders Sivasspor almost invisible to television viewers for their Turkish Super Lig game with Istanbul Basaksehir on Saturday.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says a lack of goals in recent matches has affected the confidence of his players.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers praises his side's second-half display in their 2-0 win against Southampton after he had to "reiterate the importance of fighting" at half time.
Brighton manager Graham Potter praises a "fantastic performance" from his side in their 1-0 Premier League win over Leeds at Elland Road.
Fulham manager Scott Parker praises his team for the way they defended after Antonee Robinson's red card against Chelsea, despite their narrow defeat.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admits that his team's recent performances "cause me worry" after losing 1-0 to Brighton in the Premier League at Elland Road.
West Ham United manager David Moyes is happy with his side's 1-0 victory and clean sheet, but says he is "disappointed" by their attacking performance against Burnley.
Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe speaks to Michael Timbs for Football Focus and says there is "no better feeling" than sharing the pitch with players he has grown up with through the academy.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says "we will try to get the best out of Gareth Bale" in the news conference before Sunday's game at Sheffield United.
Wayne Rooney says he "has had his time and it's time for the younger generation to have theirs" after being appointed as Derby County's new manager.
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