Says it costs more money to prosecute or recover loot stashed around the world
Nigeria's presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar offers option of amnesty for those who return stolen money
Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto 'charged with insurrection'
Mr Kamto says he won last year's presidential election in Cameroon
Gbagbo allies - including six ministers return home
Is this the start of a new chapter in the country?
US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana over deportee row
The sanctions could be expanded to include other categories if the issue is unresolved
Gbagbo's conditional release
These conditions may include returning him to The Hague in the event of a retrial
Reports and analysis of the day's political, economic and sports news from across Africa.
Pastor's supporters turn up at his fraud court appearance 'speaking in tongues'
He claims to have cured people of HIV, and appeared to walk on water on social media.
Ghana's government responds to the imposition of visa restrictions on officials travelling to the USA
US say that Ghana had failed to cooperate in the deportation of 7,000 of it's citizens
"Somebody who can galvanise four women from different cultures under the same roof can run a plural society like Nigeria"
Alhaji Buba Galadima – former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari
2019 Komla Dumor Award Launch
The BBC has begun its search for the next young talented African journalist
The government of the Central African Republic have signed a peace deal with 14 rebel groups
This is the 7th peace accord reached in the past six years
The African Union has responded to a petition of sexual harrassment levied against it by 37 female staff members
The women complained of abuse in the AU's administrative departments
Today is the United Nation's International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Highlighting the effects of female genital mutilation on girls around the world
South Africa whistleblower 'arrested for corruption'
The arrests follow allegations of the illegal awarding of tenders
Ugandan woman broke the law to be circumcised
Sylvia Yeko says she felt proud on the day she was circumcised
Sierra Leone is battling a 'silent epidemic' of sexual and gender based violence
Recorded cases of sexual and gender-based violence almost doubled last year
Nigeria Elections: The area by the Lagoon where the community feels abandoned
A young man speaks out on the level of poverty and deprivation in the area
US cuts back military aid to Cameroon amidst allegations that the military carried out human rights violations
The State Department says it has credible evidence
CAR Agreement Calls For Truth Commission
Central African Republic peace deal calls for Truth Commission within 90 days
Uganda Police Release BBC Journalists
The journalists were investigating the illegal pharmaceuticals drugs trade
Nigeria Extends Voter Card Collection
Nigeria's electoral commission extends the deadline for voters to collect identity cards
UN official blasts Buhari over top judge's suspension
UN warns that independence of judiciary in Nigeria is under threat
The African Union pledges focus on refugees and IDPs
AU summit closes in Addis Ababa with refugees and IDPs in spotlight
Nigeria: Ogoni widow testifies against Shell in The Hague
Shell is accused of being complicit in the executions of nine Ogoni men in 1995
Priceless African art could be returning to the continent.
The British Museum and the French government are working with Nigerian officials
Missing Kenyan human rights activist found dead
Caroline Mwatha was a leading campaigner against extra-judicial killings by the police
Cameroon: Maurice Kamto face trial in a military court
The opposition politician has been charged with rebellion and insurrection
It’s London Fashion Week, we hear from a young Rwandan designer
The show is described as the greatest platform for emerging talents
South Africa plunged into darkness
Power utility company - Eskom struggles to keep electricity on for days
Two days before Nigerians go to the polls
But how many eligible voters will actually go out to vote?
Countdown to Nigeria's momentous presidential elections
We speak to those mobilizing rural communities, women and youths
Fighting social injustice through art
Nigerian artist Nike Okundaye highlights social problems using her art
Nigeria election: Who is going to win?
Buhari and Atiku travel to their respective hometown ahead of the big day
Namibia to decriminalise dumping of babies
Gender activists say difficulties in procuring legal abortion is the major cause
Nigerian police on their strategy for Saturday's elections
How they plan to police the polls and ensure security in all 36 states
Caster Semenya's testosterone ruling
IAAF says lower level of testosterone in some women athletes will make races fairer
President Buhari is not amused amidst postponement of elections
Vows to deal with vote riggers
Zimbabwe's opposition politician sentenced
Tendai Biti was found guilty for declaring Nelson Chamisa winner of last July's elections
Sierra Leone: turning towards agri-business
Sierra Leone's foreign minister tells us that the government wants to empower farmers
Liberia president George Weah defends his record
The president speaks to the BBC after just over a year in office
No jail time for Kenyan dad who tried to smuggle child
The man says he could not afford the school fees for his daughter
Albinism group calls out Malawi's government
Malawi's Association of Persons with Albinism withdraws from a government task force
Senegal gears up for elections
Senegal is in its last week of campaigning ahead of elections on Sunday
Kenya pilots new ID cards
Some citizens are concerned about the collection and safety of biometric data
South Sudan's fragile peace under threat
The UN's special representative for the country speaks to us about renewed conflict
Nigeria's 'democracy buses'
Two days away from the polls, some voters are given a free ride home
Maiduguri IDPs and the Nigerian election
A report from Borno state which has been heavily affected by the Boko Haram insurgency
Mozambique Gunmen Target Oil Company
Gunmen in Mozambique ambush a convoy belonging to an American oil and gas company
Nigeria Gears Up For Delayed Elections
Nigeria says police officers will root out people intent on illegal activities
Chaos In Sierra Leone's Parliament
Sierra Leone's parliamentarians have been debating the national emergency on rape
Chaka Khan returns
Chaka Khan is back with her first studio album in 12 years. Plus music from Avril Lavigne
Foxy and Giuliano sit in (23/02/2019)
Foxy and Giuliano sit in. Start your weekend the best way, with music, news and weather.
Eric brings you all the news from across the county for a Saturday morning.
Stuart Ellis and Jodie Looker showcase the highlights of BBC Radio Stoke's past week.
Join Simon Parkin for the best way to start your weekend.