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Bodies of 'twins' found in clean-up of Kenya river

Officials believe they were dumped in a river in Nairobi after an illegal abortion was carried out. (BBC News)

The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria

How a seven-year-old was stolen from his home in Nigeria and the chance encounter with his sister six years later. (BBC News)

Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event

The actor tells fans there is "nothing to worry about" after he was attacked at a public appearance. (BBC News)

Nigeria's 'giant' on what it's like to be 7ft tall

Hafeez Oladimeji Agoro says that, although many get scared of him at first sight, they end up wanting to take pictures with him. (BBC News)

Guinea found guilty of age-cheating and disqualified from U-17 World Cup

Guinea will not take part at this year's Under-17 World cup in Brazil after being found guilty of age-cheating at the recent U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. (BBC News)

Nigeria Football Federation explains delay in paying coaches

Nigeria's Football Federation says delays in paying coaches were a 'short-term' issue and admits Gernot Rohr has only received a portion of this year's salary. (BBC News)

Africa's top shots: 10-16 May 2019

A selection of photos from across Africa this week. (BBC News)

Zimbabwe's white farmers: Who will pay compensation?

The government is giving some compensation - but not for the land the farmers lost two decades ago. (BBC News)

Egypt justice: Freedom by day, prisoner by night

The Egyptians who are prisoners by night and free men by day. (BBC News)

Ghana's 100-year-old imam who went to church

Ghana's chief cleric is a man of few words, but he knows how to make waves in the cause of peace. (BBC News)

Nigeria police publish tips on how to survive their checkpoints

Top tips on how to survive a Nigerian police checkpoint - from the horse's mouth (BBC News)

The rumour that led to medical researchers in Ethiopia being killed by a mob

Two scientists were killed by a mob in Ethiopia, who believed they went to a school to poison children. (BBC News)

Mothers speak out over Kenya femicide cases

Kenyan mothers whose daughters have been killed are joining a national conversation about femicide. (BBC News)

'Bodybuilding helped me overcome my depression'

How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression. (BBC News)

Zainab Aliyu: Nigerian student's Saudi drug charge trauma

Nigerian student Zainab Aliyu is back with her family after the dropping of her Saudi drug charges. (BBC News)

Teen fencer: 'I want to teach others strategy and confidence'

Nigerian teenager Tofunmi says fencing helps teach young people strategy and confidence. (BBC News)

Sudan protests: Outrage as troops open fire on protesters

The ruling military council blamed the violence on "saboteurs" intent on derailing the peace process. (BBC News)

Diamond League: Caster Semenya wins 800m in Doha two days after losing case against IAAF

Caster Semenya wins the 800m at the first Diamond League meet of the season in Doha, in what could be her final race over the distance. (BBC News)

South Africa's proud horse racing history

Lubabalo Gibson dreams of carrying on his family legacy and becoming a professional jockey. (BBC News)

Sudan army rejects civilian majority in ruling council

Protesters continue their sit-in outside military HQ to demand that the army stands aside. (BBC News)

Injured Keita a doubt for Africa Cup of Nations

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita will be out for at least two months after tearing a thigh muscle in defeat at Barcelona. (BBC News)

2019 Women's World Cup: Ajara optimistic 'Cameroon can do better in France'

Cameroon forward Nchout Njoya Ajara insists the Indomitable Lionesses will show significant progress when they compete at the Women's World Cup in June. (BBC News)

South Africa elections: Has the ANC built enough homes?

How successful was the party's post-apartheid house-building programme? (BBC News)

Biodiversity heroes: The teenagers saving Madagascar's wildlife

This quiet, teen revolution could pave the way to Madagascar's sustainable future. (BBC News)

Meet the fish leather pioneers

How the growth in making leather from fish skins could help the fashion industry reduce its environmental impact. (BBC News)

Eliud Kipchoge on the power of the mind

Eliud Kipchoge is the only person to come close to breaking the two-hour marathon. He tells BBC Sport that it's all in the power of the mind. (BBC News)

Meet the young activists shaking up South Africa

The #FeesMustFall campaign created a new generation of political activists. But nearly four years later, how will they affect South Africa’s upcoming election? (BBC News)

What we've learnt about Africa, freedom and security

Research suggests many Africans are willing to give up their freedom if it means they get more security. (BBC News)

Inside the town hit by Cyclone Kenneth

Lebo Diseko reports as rain continues to hamper aid efforts in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth. (BBC News)

Libya ‘war crimes’ videos shared on social media

BBC Arabic found videos of bodies being desecrated by fighters loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar. (BBC News)

Rapping for change in South Africa

Rappers discuss reasons for voter apathy as South Africa goes to the polls in national election next month. (BBC News)