Despite rain and the death of 41 people in an attack by terrorist group Boko Haram, millions of Nigerians turned out to vote in hotly contested elections to choose the president of Africa's most populous country.
African romance writers are creating waves from Lagos to Cape Town with a range of books that empower women. Ankara Press books offer readers alternative models of behaviour compared to those of traditional romances, which rely on ideas of male dominance.
With their long trunks, elephants have a remarkable sense of smell. Now, a South African is training a group of the pachyderms to smell out explosives and narcotics. The US army hopes to understand the biology and turn it into science.
Cote d'Ivoire's unexpected and historic win over Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final correlates, in a non-linear way, with the two countries' rising and falling economic fortunes in the "Africa rising" narrative of the past 15 years.