At least 14 people have been killed and many others wounded in an attack by armed men on a village in Nigeria's north-western Zamfara state according to Nigerian police.
The University of Oxford Union has been criticised, following an incident where a blind student was reportedly forcefully removed from a debating chamber.
Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted" by a security guard when he tried to return to a seat he had earlier reserved before the debate on 17 October.
South African Airways grounded by strike
Employees of South African Airways have started a two-day strike, causing widespread travel disruption.
Plus, a rape case in Nigeria involving a prominent pastor is dismissed, but all is not lost, say campaigners.
And the Resident Presidents have concerns about being outperformed.
Diabetes cases soar in South Africa
The number of South African adults with diabetes has soared to more than 4 million according to a new global report.
Plus how Ugandans became involved in an international cryptocurrency scam.
And Ivorian artist Joana Choumali makes history by becoming the first African to win the prestigious Prix Pictet for photography.
Can a 'special status' bring peace to Cameroon's anglophone region?
Cameroon's President Paul Biya told that the country's English-speaking region should be given special status to avoid further violence. But is this really a concession? We find out what Cameroonians make of it
There's still confusion on the identity of a stowaway Kenyan man whose body landed in a house garden in London, after falling from a Kenya Airways plane in June. Our reporter in Nairobi tries to clarify.
Nigeria's Senate discusses a controversial bill calling for tougher laws, including life sentence and the death penalty, for people found guilty of hate speech. But how is hate speech defined? Our correspondent in Abuja shines a light on the details of the law proposal
World Pneumonia Day 2019: How can pneumonia be prevented?
The disease is the biggest killer of children under five across the world. On World Pneumonia day we hear how the statistics are even higher on the continent and what's being done to combat it.
Plus more from Zimbabwe as the country's central bank introduces new currency notes.
And on Young Readers day, we hear from Ruby Yayra Goka, a Ghanaian writer who wants to encourage more Africans to get into young fiction.