Adamu Misa used to chase health workers away from his home in northern Nigeria but now campaigns for vaccines after his son contracted polio.
A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to around 50,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a major clinical trial.
For the sixth year in a row, more than 1,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
Queues have formed outside banks in Zimbabwe as people hope to get hold of the country's first Zimbabwe dollar notes to be issued since 2009.
Economic Fighters League, a pan-Africanist movement has condemend brutalities being meted out to students of the Makerere University in Uganda.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stressed the need for more collaborative efforts to foster better education and awareness about sickle cell disease.
Kenya's population census figures have been released, causing controversy among some groups who feel the results are not fair or accurate.
Africa’s future depends on “accurate, reliable information” to enrich its democracy and ensure its development progress, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo told British parliamentarians and thought leaders.
The body in charge of the public health service in Zimbabwe has said that 211 doctors have been sacked this week because of their on-going strike for better pay.
Some 10 inmates from various prisons across the country were awarded law degrees at the ceremony that attracted inmates and prison officers from Kenya and Uganda.
An anti-sexual harassment bill aimed at protecting university students in Nigeria has passed a second reading.
The bodies of at least 12 gold miners have been recovered following a mudslide in an abandoned gold mine in Kithinian, a gold mining town east of Guinea's capital, Conakry.
A former death row inmate in Kenya has told the BBC of his joy at having graduated with a law degree from the University of London.
The governor of Nigeria's most populous state has asked to be referred to as "Mr Governor" instead of "Your Excellency".
A former Congolese rebel leader, Bosco Ntaganda has been sentenced to 30 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The ambush, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.
A former death row inmate in Kenya who studied law in prison to understand his sentence, graduates from University of London with a law degree.
Finding a decent, affordable place to live is a common problem facing young people in many places. But in Nigeria's booming commercial hub, Lagos, it is almost impossible as landlords demand a year's rent in advance.
The government of Zimbabwe has fired 77 doctors who have been taking part in a strike since September over pay.
Liberians are stuck in long queues at cash machines as many have run out of bank notes.
France has announced the launch of a new joint military operation with Burkina Faso, a country suffering from nearly daily terror attacks.
The Nigerian army is investigating allegations that soldiers tied up and killed a suspected Islamist militant before burying him in a shallow grave.
Pirates have kidnapped nine crew members from a Norwegian shipping vessel off the coast of Benin in West Africa.
A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home.
Across South Africa, they've been blowing their vuvuzelas, hugging, crying, grinning until it hurts, honking their car horns, pouring and throwing and spraying beer in all directions.
Volkswagen is importing a batch of electric powered Golf models into Rwanda for a local ride-hailing service, establishing a bridgehead in the country that it hopes to expand to other nations as it seeks to increase market share globally.
Cameroon will no longer benefit from a trade pact between the US and sub-Saharan African countries because of "gross" human rights violations against its own citizens, US President Donald Trump says.
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday to congratulate him for his recent Nobel Peace Prize win and to discuss domestic and regional issues.
Traders in Nigeria have lamented about the effects of the closure of their country’s border on their businesses.
A video which has gone viral on social media, captured an armed robbery attack which went wrong at La Gratitude Circle in Lonehill Sandton, South Africa.
A Gambian beauty queen has accused the country's former president, Yahya Jammeh, of raping her because she refused to marry him.
Nigeria, one of Africa's superpowers, closed all its land borders two months ago to tackle smuggling - but the unprecedented move is affecting trade across the region.
Plastic milk bottles are being recycled to make roads in South Africa, with the hope of helping the country tackle its waste problem and improve the quality of its roads.
In our series of letters from African writers, Zimbabwean Andile Masuku looks at why venture capitalists are getting excited by motorbike taxis.
Railway officials in Egypt have been arrested following the death of one man and life-changing injuries of another near the Nile Delta city of Tanta on Monday.
At least 37 people have died and others are feared trapped underground in a landslide on Monday in the west of Cameroon, officials say.
South Africans are being urged only to use water for drinking purposes amid a water crisis that has seen dams, reservoirs and taps run dry.
The US has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister amid human rights concerns.
Thousands of people are marching across Zimbabwe in government-organised protests against US and EU sanctions.
The grave site of one of Kenya's best-known anti-colonial fighters, Dedan Kimathi, has been identified 62 years after he died, a foundation set up in his name says.
The Nigerian government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission which has frustrated its take-off in the country.
Zimbabwe has flown up to 30 young elephants to a different country, believed to be China.
Burundi’s First Lady Denise Nkurunziza has released a song to campaign against the abuse women face when they cannot get pregnant.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin has applauded the contribution of Yandex, parent company of ride-hailing service, Yango for bringing up-to-date intelligent technologies from Russia to Africa.
Police in Uganda say 16 people will be charged with having "unnatural sex", a reference to same-sex relations.
Kenya's government has ordered civil servants to wear locally tailored clothes to work on Fridays and during public holidays.
The African Union (AU) has given three teachers $10,000 each for their outstanding performance in classrooms.
Tanzania's highest court has annulled a law which allows families to marry off girls as young as 15 years.
Huge protests have broken out against Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed, with youths burning copies of his newly released book and chanting: "Down down Abiy."
A South African Christian school has come under fire for exhibiting artwork at the institution that is considered "satanic" and blasphemous to the Christian faith.
A Kenyan lawyer has sued the country's three biggest mobile phone operators over the expiry of unused data bundles, the Daily Nation newspaper reports.