Gay Ugandan asylum seekers ‘in danger if sent home’

Three gay Ugandans in fear of being deported from the UK tell their stories of torture and terror.

John F Kennedy: When the US president met Africa’s independence heroes

A photo archive reveals John F Kennedy's efforts to court African leaders in the post-colonial era.

The Libya Football Federation announces stadium ban to be lifted

The Libya Football Federation announces the first steps towards the lifting of a ban on its stadiums being used for international matches.

Nigeria’s Zamfara school abduction: More than 300 Nigerian girls missing

Nigeria's president warns the kidnappers that his government will not give in to blackmail.

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: How a massacre in the sacred city of Aksum unfolded

Eritrean troops killed hundreds in Aksum in Ethiopia's Tigray region, witnesses tell Amnesty and the BBC.

Africa’s week in pictures: 19-25 February 2021

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

Caster Semenya takes appeal to European court over testosterone levels in female runners

Caster Semenya will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners.

Viewpoint: Self-defence not the answer to Nigeria’s kidnap crisis

The defence minister said people should at times provide their own security but it is not that easy.

Kenya: A sustainable solution to locust swarms?

An NGO is training and paying communities in Kenya to catch locusts, so they can be turned into animal feed.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Maiduguri rocket attack kills 10

The use of long-distance bombs is part of a new tactic by Islamist militants, local officials say.