Rapid population growth contributes to increase in number to more than 416 mil people.
Once played widely in streets and villages, ngbaba pronounced "g'baba" has simple rules and requires speed, dexterity and a dose of fearlessness.
The crackdown on Ghana’s banking system leaves Ghanaians unable to access their savings.
Danish director Mads Brugger says there was a vaccination programme that was part of a white supremacy plot to infect blacks with HIV.
In Kenya, the value of banking transactions through mobile phones amounts to almost half of the gross domestic product.
Women farmers in Africa work as hard as men in the farms, thus, rights for them as farmers must be upheld.
Weak law enforcement makes Vietnam a spot for smuggling rhino horns from Africa.
The album features Afrobeat-heavy songs interspersed with dialogue from the highly-anticipated remake of the Disney classic.
The deal gives the US drinks giant a hub from which to expand more aggressively in sub-Saharan Africa.
Koulibaly will not play in the final after receiving a yellow card in Senegal's semi-final victory over Tunisia.
State trade ministers agreed the zone should be operational from July 2020.
A lot of people laughed at Rova Caviar when the owners say luxury foods can play a part in improving Madagascar’s economy.
Equiano is Google's 14th subsea cable investment globally.
In much of sub-Saharan Africa there are low levels of personal car ownership and rapidly expanding populations which makes ride-hailing a popular option for public transport.
As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established.
Chinese firms are eyeing partnerships with Turkish construction firms in Africa, whom they have discussed possible acquisitions with.
The ANC has won all five previous elections, and is tipped to come out on top again albeit with a reduced majority.
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi told his fellow leaders that it was time the region comes up with a common strategy to manage the huge mammals.
Carved from tree roots, the horns of the Broto people play a ceremonial role.
In Nigeria, 3.1 million people are HIV-positive and 34,000 women die each year from botched abortions.
Kenya reportedly suffered the highest casualties from the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.
'The Mercy of the Jungle' was one of the 20 aiming for the top Golden Stallion of Yennenga award at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou.
School closures have spread from the country's conflict-ridden north to the east.
28 African countries have laws that go against same-sex relationships according to Human Rights Watch specialist, Neela Ghoshal.