• Egypt’s parliament opens for the first time in three years, packed with supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
• Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto appears at the International Criminal Court to get the court to drop its case against him.
• A court denies bail to Hama Amadou, a contender in next month’s presidential election in Niger, who was jailed for his alleged role in a trafficking scandal.
• Twenty police officers are taken in for questioning in Zimbabwe after complaining over Whatsapp that they hadn’t been paid.
• The UN asks the Democratic Republic of Congo to repatriate its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic after they failed to meet UN standards.
• US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposes a 4% tax on those who earn more than US$5m/year.
• A Venezuelan court rules that actions of the opposition-held National Assembly are void until three banned members are removed from office.
• Footage of a North Korean ballistic missile test released by Pyongyang was faked, a US-based think tank says.
• Trucks carry food and medicine to Madaya, a besieged Syrian town near the Lebanese border.
• China charges seven human rights lawyers and associates with “subversion” after holding them for six months.
• Elon Musk, owner of electric-car maker Tesla, says it is an “open secret” that Apple is building a rival vehicle.