US beefs up muscle in Somalia fight

The Pentagon said the White House had approved its request for "additional precision fired".

3,600 guests at Ghana’s record-breaking dinner table

A food seasoning manufacturer in Ghana has built a table which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest in the world.

Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots

Fifa proposes Africa gets nine automatic places at the World Cup from 2026 when it expands from 32 to 48 teams.

Egyptian club Al Masry train at home after five years

Egyptian club Al Masry train at their home stadium for the first time since more than 70 Al Ahly fans died in a riot in 2012

Kuki Gallmann’s Kenya safari lodge burned down

The attack comes after police reportedly shot cattle that had invaded Kuki Gallmann's land.

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos welcomes Fecafoot enquiry

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos welcomes an enquiry by the football federation into several administration problems that the team has suffered recently.

Credentials, please

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university degree.

“Like rolling down a hill in a trash can”: Meet the Nigerian bobsleigh team

Why did three Nigerian women with no experience in snow sports decide to form a bobsleigh team?

Nigerian bobsleigh team races towards history

The first bobsleigh team from Africa are on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 Olympics.

What’s Up Africa: How to report a stabbing in Kenya

BBC What's up Africa satirist Ikenna Azuike puts Kenyan police in the dock this week, and shares some tips on how to tackle their slow response to crime.