Tributes from fans and public figures have been pouring in from around the world for NBA superstar Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash yesterday.
And The Gambia has banned a movement opposed to President Adama Barrow's decision to renege on a promise to call elections this year.
Plus Nigeria's minister for Information Lai Mohammed insist the government has made substantial progress in the fight against terror and is no longer fighting Boko Haram but ISWAP.
Is ISIS tightening its grip on Mozambique?
Mozambique has been hit by several attacks over the last year or so by a group local people call Al Shabaab - not to be confused with the Somali based group. The more formal name for it is Islamic State in Central Africa Province or ISCAP - and it has claimed responsibility for another attack in northern Mozambique, this time on a military base. Jasmine Opperman from the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium gives us the details.
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation says "devastating" and "unprecedented" swarms of locusts threaten food security in east Africa. We speak to FAO's Bukar Tijani.
An African student living in Wuhan, the Chinese city epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak, tells Focus on Africa how the local authorities are handling the situation.
Coronavirus: Should Africa be concerned?
The coronavirus in China has killed tens of people and spread to several provinces, as well as the US, Thailand and South Korea.
Some African countries like Kenya are on high alert at their airports to prevent a spread of the deadly disease in the continent.
Plus The Gambian who took Aung San Suu Kyi to the world court over the Rohingya Crisis.
And one on one with President Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast.
Burkina Faso declares two days of mourning
Burkina Faso has declared two days of mourning, following the death of 36 civilians killed by militants on Monday.
Some Nigerian slangs and Pidgin words have been listed into The Oxford English Dictionary latest update.
And we find out how Uganda's President Museveni lost 30kg body weight.
Relief in Tanzania over government phone block
Some mobile phone users in Tanzania have managed to avoid having their phones blocked, following government's plan to disconnect unregistered Sim cards after yesterday's deadline.
In Ethiopia at least ten people have died and dozens injured following the collapse of a wooden stand during the Orthodox Christian celebration of the Timket festival in Gondar.