It says Islamists who seized a city near lucrative gas reserves are using local people as human shields.
The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.
Three men have been ordered to pay about $52,000 (£40,000) each for kidnapping a ship's crew for ransom.
There has been a race against time to remove the fuel oil, amid fears that the ship will break up.
Six African footballers playing in Spain talk to BBC Sport Africa about the mental impact Covid-19 is having on them.
Enoch Adeboye riles social media critics with his views on women, but this has not dented his standing.
The blast in Beirut is a reminder that tonnes of dangerous materials are being stored in several countries.
Nawal El Moutawakel's triumph in the first Olympic women's 400m hurdles changed attitudes to female athletes across a whole region.
A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save lives.
We've taken a look into some of the most widely-shared false stories about the pandemic across Africa.
The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.
South African rower Sizwe Ndlovu on overcoming racism and poverty to win a historical gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
A number of men from Ghana are taking up GAA after working in Ardglass for the last year.
Cassandra is visually impaired and learning remotely during lockdown in Nigeria has presented several problems.
How Ebola prepared one doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat coronavirus.
South Africa's Gabola church believes in connecting with God by consuming alcohol.
Kenyan authorities blame the huge fire in Tsavo National Park on arsonists.
A look at the key historical events In Africa since the launch of BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme in 1960.
The BBC Africa Eye team uncovers Ghanaians selling coronavirus supplies while doctors and nurses go without.
There will be no replays during the 2020-21 FA Cup campaign in order to "ease pressure" on the football calendar.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he will stay with the club "through to the last day" of his contract next June.
Why the first taste of the streamlined Champions League final eight was a promising sign of things to come.
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 with all the goals as they went in.
Watford are set to appoint Vladimir Ivic as their replacement for sacked manager Nigel Pearson.
The 'one-off' format will help Champions League hopefuls RB Leipzig, says boss Julian Nagelsmann.
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 the "disgusting" booing of players kneeling during the national anthem by some home fans before an MLS game.
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.
Paris St-Germain reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 25 years after a sensational comeback against Atalanta.
Ex-Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is having a medical at Benfica before signing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club.
Motherwell are "playing with seven men every single week", says boss Stephen Robinson after Livingston fight back to draw at Fir Park.
After a summer with no elite women's football in England, is private investment needed to ensure the sport regains its momentum?
Liverpool face competition for midfielder, Watford forward speaks up on interest, Arsenal open to offers for striker, plus more.
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.
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.
Livingston twice come from behind as they and Motherwell earn their first respective Scottish Premiership point of the season after a frenetic draw.
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.
Christian Doidge's strike against Dundee United ensures Hibs move top of the Scottish Premiership.
Watch new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo score a brilliant goal for Italy against Ghana at the 2006 World Cup.
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.
Kilmarnock and Celtic share the spoils at Rugby Park in the Scottish Premiership.
Highlights of Rangers' 3-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.
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