Slavery is thriving in Libya, where thousands of black Africans hoping to get to Europe instead find themselves bought and sold, forced to work for nothing, and facing torture at the hands of their owners.
The government's supposed mistreatment of white farmers in the former apartheid state has been a white nationalist talking point for years.
“They have a history of poisoning black communities in the US, and they should not be poisoning the largest African city on the continent,” one activist said.
Three victims of Yahya Jammeh’s bogus AIDS clinic have become the first to launch a case against the former president, and activists hope others will follow.
Nigeria is facing catastrophic levels of opioid addiction — and no one seems to know how to stop it.
BuzzFeed News visited the town where the girls were taken to find out what happened.
Expect Ghanaian-American Virgil Abloh to shake things up at the French luxury brand.
Touki Bouki is a classic of African cinema.
Humans have all but eradicated the northern white rhinoceros from the planet. Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth, is the last hope to bring the species back.
Americans were surprised to learn in October that the US had deployed more than 800 troops to the African country. Nigeriens, too, were disturbed by the growing US presence.
When Emmanuel Momoh found a 709-carat stone, one of the world’s biggest diamonds, he faced down threats and attempted thefts to hand it over to the government in Sierra Leone.
The worst military fiasco under the Trump administration — in which four US soldiers were killed alongside four Nigeriens by Islamist militants — was the result of reckless behavior by US Special Forces.
Her hairstyles do all the talking.
In this area of southern Senegal, one woman tells BuzzFeed News, “Wrestling is how we prove our womanhood."
There's poverty. Then there's life in Niger, where insurgencies inside and outside its borders are forcing people to forage for food to make up for what international aid can't cover.
Chad, a staunch US ally that has sent troops to battle al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram, was a surprising addition to Trump's new travel restrictions.
One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.
"A Marvel story. Written by a Nigerian Woman. Set in Lagos. Superhero's name: NGOZI. What a time to be alive."
BBC is the first international broadcaster to use a language spoken by millions in West Africa.
The Ebola epidemic, which killed almost 4,000 people three years ago and became the West African country’s worst ever public health crisis, is now guiding the country’s latest disaster response.