Eritrea must release political prisoners, says NGO
International human rights NGO Amnesty International has launched an online campaign asking the government of Eritrea to release the eleven politicians and seventeen journalists who were arrested in 2001 after criticising President Isaias Afwerki's rule, and have never been seen or heard from since. We hear from the families who have been waiting and fighting for the release of their relatives.
The Nigeria police is to inaugurate a special task force monitoring compliance of hotels, after two more victims were found dead in another hotel in the city on Monday.
Can dance heal your stress? We speak to a Senegalese dance teacher who helps stressed Londoners finding some head space to the rhythm of Malian, Ivorian and Senegalese music
South Africa deploys envoys in wake of xenophobic violence
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is on an offensive to persuade the rest of the continent he is serious about stopping attacks on foreign nationals in his country.
Zimbabwean doctors protest over the alleged abduction of their union leader.
And Ghanaian commuters and consumer bodies share their frustration after being hit with a 10% hike in transport fares.
The Gambia says ex-president Jammeh stole hundreds of millions of dollars from state
Protests against gender violence in Johannesburg's financial district; Mugabe's nephew shares details of burial plans; Cameroonian women on being trafficked into the Middle East
South Africa: crime figures released by police show a rise
Sexual offences and murder rates have risen significantly in South Africa over the past year, according to new official crime figures
Plus we hear why thousands of Africans trying to cross one of the world's most dangerous jungles in South America.
And the sport - Kabaddi, originally from India, which is getting more and more popular in Africa.
Is South Sudan ready for power-sharing?
President Salva Kiir and his political rival, former Vice President and rebel leader Riek Machar, have been meeting to try and find a way forward from five years of civil war that killed almost 400,000 people and displaced millions. Today, in a rare joint statement, they signalled that an agreement may be finally close.
The body of President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Zimbabwe, after having been flown from Singapore, where the former leader was undergoing medical treatment.
We speak to one of the scientists who have managed to create two embryos of white rhino in a lab, in an effort to bring the endangered species back from the brink of extinction.