Two pieces of aircraft debris found on beaches in Mauritius and South Africa almost certainly came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, say Malaysian and Australian officials.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country "fantastically corrupt".
Kenyan police have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters who had gathered to demand the resignation of a body supervising next year's presidential elections.
The impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been thrown into doubt.
Eight plainclothes policemen in Egypt have been shot dead on the outskirts of the capital, Cairo, officials say.
Turkey president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, tells the European Union it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel, saying "we'll go our way, you go yours"
The first trial for sexual offences is getting under way in Cologne over alleged attacks on women in the city on New Year's Eve.
Four people have been rescued from the ruins of a residential building in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, six days after it collapsed in heavy rains.