Listen to documentaries, interviews and news items on Africa from the BBC archives
In this interview, the Nigerian author talks about his life, books, politics and religion
What does the story of Nigeria's missing girls mean for the government - and Boko Haram?
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
How Senegalese captain Mbaye Diagne saved hundreds of lives during the Rwandan genocide
The experiences of people from three different communities in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
The life of Nelson Mandela by the BBC's former South Africa Correspondent, Allan Little
On the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela
Mandela's 1962 journey to raise awareness, political support, money and military training
Can Nelson Mandela's writing help us understand the man behind the icon?
“Our flock…was being threatened by wolves” - Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga
When one of Africa's most celebrated leaders was killed in a coup in Burkina Faso
The nun devoted to helping women and girls traumatised by the Lords Resistance Army
In October 1989, anti-apartheid leader Walter Sisulu was freed from jail after 26 years.
Harrowing testimonies of eyewitnesses and survivors of the siege of Kenya's Westgate Mall
Meet the Kenyan prisoners acting as lawyers on behalf of themselves and fellow inmates
The woman forced to bear the children of the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army
What impact has the London 2012 Paralympic Games had on disability sports in Ghana?
A doctor who took part in Eritrea's 30 year struggle for independence from Ethiopia
The Congolese student who saw war come to his small hometown of Uvira
Science and technology through the eyes of Africa's female scientists
African Science Anniversary and genetic science, from DNA's first photo to ancient horses