Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering probe, officials say.
Offices of lawyers challenging Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's victory in last month's election have been broken into.
Teachers in parts of Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam are being given free transport to and from their schools.
A US air strike has killed more than 150 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, the Pentagon says.
President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a concerted effort to defeat the act of terrorism gradually gaining root in the continent.
Polls have opened in Benin's general election, with 33 candidates fighting to become president.
Four cattle markets in northern Nigeria, where stolen animals were allegedly being sold to finance the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency, have been shut down.
British Airways has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to children who were sexually abused by one of its pilots in East Africa.