The president of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, and Benin's Thomas Boni Yayi visit the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, after an attack by Al-Qaeda that left 29 dead. It follows an earlier attack on a hotel in Mali. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ISSOUF SANOGO
The president of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, and Benin's Thomas Boni Yayi visit the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, after an attack by Al-Qaeda that left 29 dead. It follows an earlier attack on a hotel in Mali. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ISSOUF SANOGO
Political suicide: Greek labourers march to the ministry in Athens during a protest against plans to reduce pension benefits and raise the retirement limit. A delay in talks with creditors on the evaluation of Greece's reforms and debt relief could jeopardise the new bailout, the Greek finance minister has warned. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
Political suicide: Greek labourers march to the ministry in Athens during a protest against plans to reduce pension benefits and raise the retirement limit. A delay in talks with creditors on the evaluation of Greece's reforms and debt relief could jeopardise the new bailout, the Greek finance minister has warned. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
A Seattle resident holds portraits of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King during a  Day event to celebrate his life. The rally as also used to object to police brutality in the city. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JASON REDMOND
A Seattle resident holds portraits of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King during a Day event to celebrate his life. The rally as also used to object to police brutality in the city. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JASON REDMOND
A street barber serves a customer at a public park in downtown Hanoi. Vietnam is abuzz with political gossip ahead of a key leadership change this week that has plunged the ruling communist elite into turmoil. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
A street barber serves a customer at a public park in downtown Hanoi. Vietnam is abuzz with political gossip ahead of a key leadership change this week that has plunged the ruling communist elite into turmoil. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

AFRICA

• Tanzanian president John Magufuli bans miniskirts, arguing that they encourage the spread of HIV/Aids.

• Gabon recalls its ambassador to Paris after France’s prime minister questioned the legitimacy of Ali Bongo’s election in 2009.

• Members of Libya’s proposed national unity government are named under a UN-brokered deal to unite warring factions.

• The Democratic Republic of Congo fails to free warlord Germain Katanga at the end of his ICC-imposed jail term as it is investigating him for other offences.

• Amnesty says Apple, Samsung and Sony failed to ensure minerals used in gadgets are not mined by children in the DRC.

ABROAD

• Venezuela imposes a 60-day economic emergency, which includes tax increases and emergency measures to pay for welfare services and food imports.

• Britain’s parliament holds a debate over a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from entering the country.

• North Korea drops about 1m propaganda leaflets attached to helium balloons over South Korea.

• A university in southern India is closed temporarily following protests over the death of a Dalit student.

China’s economy grew by 6,9% in 2015 (7,3% in 2014), its slowest in 25 years.

• The Philippines will install a flight-tracker in the South China Sea after China landed aircraft on one of its man-made islands.

• The UK is to send 3,500 first aid kits to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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