South Africa 27-9 British and Irish Lions: Springboks level series in fiery encounter

The British and Irish Lions' series with South Africa will go to a decider after the Springboks win a fiery second Test 27-9 at Cape Town Stadium.

Tokyo Olympics: Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta misses medal again

Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou finishes fourth in the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics as Ivory Coast and Egypt are knocked out of the men's football.

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drugs test

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare is out of the Tokyo Olympics after being suspended for failing a drugs test.

Nigeria’s kidnap crisis: ‘I saw my two-year-old carried by a man with a gun’

Parents of schoolchildren abducted in Nigeria describe their trauma, and dilemma over the ransom demands.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: ‘I’m Nigerian and Ghanaian, but I compete for Ghana’

Triple jumper Nadia Eke talks dance, jollof and wellbeing as she prepares to compete at Tokyo 2020.

British and Irish Lions: Siya Kolisi “didn’t feel respected at all” in first Test

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi says he "didn't feel respected at all" by the referee in the opening loss to the British and Irish Lions, backing claims made by Rassie Erasmus.

Niger President Mohamed Bazoum on the importance of keeping girls in school

Niger President Mohamed Bazoum says that his country must work hard to keep girls in school.

Tokyo Olympics: SA’s Schoenmaker and Ehiopia’s Selemon Barega both win gold on day seven

Ethiopia's Selemon Barega wins the first athletics gold of the Tokyo Olympics while in the pool there is a gold and a world record for South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker.

Africa’s week in pictures: 23-29 July 2021

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