BBC News - Africa
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Zambia's main opposition party files a court petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu, alleging fraud and delaying any inauguration.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Nigerian athletes in Rio only received their Olympic kits on day 13 of the Games after most of them had finished competing, the BBC learns.
Gernot Rohr names youngster Victor Osimhen in his first squad as Nigeria's new head coach for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
French customs officials seize about 2,000 dead seahorses that were being smuggled from Guinea to Vietnam.
Triathlete Fabienne St Louis will be competing in the race on Saturday despite being diagnosed with cancer in December.
Dutch coach Martin Jol leaves Egypt's Al Ahly over fears for his safety after the team exit the African Champions League.
Tapping into strong cultural bonds with cattle in South Africa, an entrepreneur has set up a firm for investors to crowdfund cows.
South Africa's Caster Semenya cruises into the Olympic women's 800m final, while Britain's Lynsey Sharp also progresses.
Tainted by corruption he may be, but the late Fifa president transformed the fortunes of African football, writes the BBC's Piers Edwards.
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector, by growing and milling rice.