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Libya conflict: Turkish MPs approve bill to send troops

Libya's UN-backed government had asked Turkey for military assistance as the civil conflict worsens. (BBC News)

Letter from Africa: Gambia's code of the road

Find out how to survive if you go behind in the wheel in a country where driving can be chaotic. (BBC News)

Kenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county

The gunmen who targeted the bus, travelling close to the Somali border, have not been identified. (BBC News)

Somalia attack: Demonstrations held in Mogadishu

Mogadishu resident took part in a government-led protest against militant group al-Shabab. (BBC News)

Ex-PM wins Guinea-Bissau presidential election

Umaro Cissoko Embalo has pledged to resolve political tensions in the coup-prone West African country. (BBC News)

Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd: Gunners secure first win under Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta earns his first win as Arsenal boss as the Gunners produce a powerful first-half performance to beat a lacklustre Manchester United. (BBC News)

The Canada Premier League wants to help develop African talent

David Clanachan the commissioner of the fledgling Canadian Premier League believes the championship is an ideal destination for young Africans to develop their careers. (BBC News)

Angola court orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos' assets

The ex-president's billionaire daughter has been targeted in an anti-corruption investigation. (BBC News)

UK and US considered Nigeria naval blockade over Saro-Wiwa execution

The UK and US considered an oil embargo after activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged, document reveals. (BBC News)

Telecom giant MTN accused of paying bribes to Taliban, al-Qaeda

South African mobile company MTN responds to allegations it paid bribes to al-Qaeda and the Taliban. (BBC News)

Sudan sentences 29 to death for teacher's killing in custody

The death penalty is given to intelligence agents who tortured a detained protester to death. (BBC News)

Gamal Eid: Egypt rights activist 'attacked and doused in paint by armed men'

Gamal Eid says his attackers were trying to "silence" him for his criticism of human rights abuses. (BBC News)

What does it mean to be a black traveller?

Four millennials on being the first black person some people meet, and other issues for black tourists. (BBC News)

Africa's year in pictures 2019

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this year. (BBC News)

'I feel complete' in Uganda - George the Poet

The London-born spoken word artist reflects on his Ugandan heritage before his first gig in the country. (BBC News)

Michael Essien's African team of the decade

Ghana legend Michael Essien takes us through his best African eleven from the past 10 years. (BBC News)

Notable African deaths of 2019

A look back at some of the figures on the African continent who we said farewell to this year. (BBC News)

Born to run: Pictures of an Olympic dream

Cornelius Kemboi has running in his blood. He dreams of competing for Kenya in the Olympics. Photojournalist Tobias Kobborg tells his story. (BBC News)

Africa's 2019 news quiz

How well do you remember the quirkier headlines from the continent this year? (BBC News)

Libya conflict: Turkey troop deployment bill sent to MPs

The bill allows Turkey to deploy troops in Libya, though it is not clear when it will be voted on. (BBC News)

Fleeing Sudan: Wales 'feels like home' for teenager from Darfur

Idres was just 15 and without any immediate family when he left Sudan to avoid joining a militia, (BBC News)

'World's oldest rhino' Fausta dies in Tanzania aged 57

Fausta, a female eastern black rhino, lived in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. (BBC News)

Soldier's mission to give shoes to vulnerable in Uganda

A British soldier has been inspiring others to donate their spare shoes for local people in Uganda. (BBC News)

The female coach making history in Sierra Leone

The owner of Sierra Leone's East End Tigers says Victoria Conteh is the top-flight's first woman coach 'because she's qualified and that's the bottom line'. (BBC News)

Africa's week in pictures: 13 - 19 December 2019

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond. (BBC News)

West Africa: Is France losing ground to militants?

After attacks in Mali and Niger, questions are being raised about the intervention. (BBC News)

Sudanese brides under pressure to have FGM - again

Women who want to pretend to be virgins before their weddings are having "re-circumcision" in Sudan. (BBC News)

The story of the aeroplane house in Nigeria's capital Abuja

Said Jammal has spent 20 years building the family's unusual home in the Nigerian capital Abuja. (BBC News)

Gay in Nigeria: 'Everybody sees me as an abomination'

Five years on from Nigeria's Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, discrimination seems to be worse. (BBC News)

The man who spent 30 years caring for crocodiles in Ethiopia

Tomas Tama has spent 30 years protecting the reptiles in Ethiopia, despite once being bitten. (BBC News)

Is 'super coral' the key to saving the world's reefs?

Scientists in the Seychelles have started the world's first large scale coral reef restoration project. (BBC News)