“It put my life in great jeopardy” – the Tanzanian tackling a taboo

Magdalena Moshi, Tanzania's first Olympic swimmer, calls for an end to the culture-induced silence around reproductive health issues in her country.

Somalia drought: Are US terror laws hampering aid effort?

Aid groups say they cannot get crucial supplies to those who need it most due to US sanctions.

Women’s Basketball World Cup: Fiba launch investigation after fight breaks out among Mali players

Two of Mali's team at the Women's Basketball World Cup react to their elimination by fighting one another in front of the world's media.

Uganda’s Ebola outbreak: Trainee doctors go on strike over safety fears

Trainee nurses, pharmacists and doctors at a Ugandan hospital fear their lives are being put at risk.

Kenya Kiambu building collapse: Rescue efforts under way

Emergency workers pull a child from the rubble in Kiambu county but at least six people have died.

Ines Laklalech: Golfing history ‘priceless’ for Moroccan

Moroccan golfer Ines Laklalech says winning the Ladies Open de France is "something priceless" and hopes she can inspire others on the continent.

‘Africa’s Titanic’: Remembering Senegal’s Joola tragedy

The capsizing of the Joola, a government-owned Senegalese ferry, took more lives than the infamous Titanic.

Cattle rustlers kill at least 11 people during ambush in Kenya

Eight police officers said to be among the victims of the violence in Turkana County on Saturday.

Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own marathon world record in Berlin

Double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own record for the men's marathon at Sunday's race in Berlin.

Nigeria’s Biyi Bandele: A storyteller to his bones

Biyi Bandele, whose film has premiered after his death, was a huge figure in British and Africa writing.