AI in Africa: Teaching a bot to read my mum's texts
Bonaventure Dossou has been thinking a lot about how to improve phone conversations with his mother.
How decoding African DNA could help fight disease
Black Africans are at a disadvantage when it comes to drug treatments because they represent only 2% of the genetic samples used for pharmaceutical research, but a new Nigeria-based genomics company wants to change that.
Coronavirus in Africa: Whipping, shooting and snooping
Armed variously with guns, whips and tear gas canisters, security officers in several African countries have been beating, harassing and, in some cases, killing people as they enforce measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Is Africa going backwards on democracy?
More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate". Although studies show that a majority of Africans still want to live in democracies, an increasing number are looking to alternative, autocratic models, reports the BBC's Dickens Olewe.
Media in Kenya: The radical shift
In an age of clickbait, how can Kenya's media restore trust and remain relevant?
Licence to blog: Will 'Swahili WikiLeaks' have to close?
Bloggers in Tanzania will have to pay $920 (£660) for the privilege of posting content online, according to new regulations.
Why Kenya hopes blockchain can end land grabbing
Kenya sees itself as a technology giant in Africa and has embraced the nickname "Silicon Savannah" - now it has set up a special team to look into how to take advantage of the latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain.
Being black in Italy
Dickens Olewe meets a new generation of black Italians fighting to claim their place in a society that’s still very white.
How Africa hopes to gain from the 'new scramble'
Major world powers are jostling for political and economic influence in Africa, but what is behind the renewed interest on the continent and what are African countries doing about it? The BBC's Dickens Olewe reports.
Why Huawei's Google woes worry Africa
Google's decision to withhold its Android software from Huawei is being seen as the beginning of a technology cold war that could compel African countries - in the future - to choose between US and Chinese technology, analysts have told the BBC.
Fake news: How can African media deal with the problem?
At a time when fact-based reporting is increasingly being undermined by fake news, the BBC's Dickens Olewe looks at the lessons for the media in Africa.
Can 'voluntary colonialism' stop migration from Africa to Europe?
A controversial proposal by a senior German official that foreign powers acquire land in Africa to curb migration has been rejected by the African Union, writes the BBC's Dickens Olewe.
Bobi Wine: The pop star seeking 'people power'
"When our leaders have become misleaders and mentors have become tormentors. When freedom of expression becomes the target of oppression, opposition becomes our position."
Are more African leaders ready to give up power?
It has been a mixed electoral year in Africa, with peaceful handovers of power, alongside allegations of rigging and incumbents refusing to accept defeat. The BBC's Dickens Olewe looks at the state of democracy in Africa.
Why landlocked Ethiopia wants to launch a navy
When Eritrea gained independence in 1993, Ethiopia suddenly found itself without a coastline and so it took the logical step of disbanding its navy. Now, it is reconsidering its decision and its latest manoeuvres in the region suggest it could be shopping around its neighbourhood to find a naval base it can use.