Nine new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
At least two people have died and nine others rescued from the rubble of a building which collapsed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Friday morning.
And in Tanzania, 23 teenage mothers who were forced to drop out of school after becoming pregnant have now graduated from college after learning new skills.
Do Sahel countries still want French troops on their soil?
The President of France Emmanuel Macron has called for a summit with leaders of west African countries of the Sahel region. The meeting will assess African leaders' support for the French-led anti-terrorism mission Barkhane. We hear what the president of Burkina Faso had to say in regard, and the United Nations International Organisation for Migration describes the scale of the displacement people are suffering in the region.
The US is to send a new ambassador to Sudan for the first time in over two decades. Is this a first step towards lifting sanctions? Lauren Blanchard is foreign policy and African affairs analyst for the US Congress and tells us more.
DJ Edu introduces 'This is Africa': a new BBC World Service programme showcasing the sounds of young Africa.
How can we adapt to a changing climate?
This year's Komla Dumor debate focuses on the effects that the build up of global carbon emissions in the earth's atmosphere are having on the planet, and how that is affecting every living creature. What should governments do? And what's the role of scientists and civil society in helping people adapting to a changing climate? Leading the debate, is this years winner of the Komla Dumor award, Solomon Serwanjja
Are Ethiopians backing the country's sweeping political changes?
A blast at a ceramic factory in Sudan's capital Khartoum has so far claimed twenty three lives, we'll look at what went wrong and hear the first-hand account of an eyewitness
As the government of Ethiopia keeps the pace on its wide ranging political reforms, we head to downtown Addis Ababa to gauge whether ordinary Ethiopians are supportive of the changes.
And we find out about a special traditional type of boxing called Dambe.
COP25: Can climate summit solve Africa's problems?
The International Conference on Climate Change COP25 kicks off in Madrid, Spain. Two hundred countries are taking part in the event, and among them, some of the African states most affected by the effects of high carbon emissions in the atmosphere. As extreme weather is still lashing large parts of eastern and central Africa, we ask Dr Mithika Mwenda, of the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance, can the COP achieve its results?
In Kenya, stigma remains a problem in some communities, especially in remote areas. Our reporter Dayo Yusuf travelled to Wajir County, in North-eastern Kenya, where cultural and religious barriers have made it even harder for society to embrace those living with HIV.