Tunisia's former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who was forced to flee the country during the popular uprising in early 2011 which triggered the Arab spring, has died in exile in Saudi Arabia.
A former goalkeeper for Nigeria women's national team, is given a lifeline by football bosses who promise to pay for her cancer treatment.
And a Ghanaian highlife band Santrofi has a track extolling the virtues of hard work in their debut album.
Demonstrations in Port Harcourt against femicide cases in Nigeria
A march has taken place in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to protest the killing of two women in a hotel room and the following handling of the situation by the Nigerian Police. People have criticised them for lecturing young women about not visiting hotels, rather than focusing on finding the killers.
At least 27 people, many of them children, have been killed in a fire at a boarding school in a suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia.
The early-morning fire is believed to have broken out when Koranic school students were sleeping in a building near their mosque.
And we speak to Abimbola Idowu. The Nigerian model whose career is taking off at the age of 71.
Eritrea must release political prisoners, says NGO
International human rights NGO Amnesty International has launched an online campaign asking the government of Eritrea to release the eleven politicians and seventeen journalists who were arrested in 2001 after criticising President Isaias Afwerki's rule, and have never been seen or heard from since. We hear from the families who have been waiting and fighting for the release of their relatives.
The Nigeria police is to inaugurate a special task force monitoring compliance of hotels, after two more victims were found dead in another hotel in the city on Monday.
Can dance heal your stress? We speak to a Senegalese dance teacher who helps stressed Londoners finding some head space to the rhythm of Malian, Ivorian and Senegalese music
South Africa deploys envoys in wake of xenophobic violence
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is on an offensive to persuade the rest of the continent he is serious about stopping attacks on foreign nationals in his country.
Zimbabwean doctors protest over the alleged abduction of their union leader.
And Ghanaian commuters and consumer bodies share their frustration after being hit with a 10% hike in transport fares.
The Gambia says ex-president Jammeh stole hundreds of millions of dollars from state
Protests against gender violence in Johannesburg's financial district; Mugabe's nephew shares details of burial plans; Cameroonian women on being trafficked into the Middle East