Former soldiers attend their trial in Abijan for the murder of Gen Robert Guei, assassinated in Cote dIvoire in 2002. Guei lost an election to Laurent Gbagbo (soon after leading a coup) two years before he was killed. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ISSOUF SANOGO
Former soldiers attend their trial in Abijan for the murder of Gen Robert Guei, assassinated in Cote dIvoire in 2002. Guei lost an election to Laurent Gbagbo (soon after leading a coup) two years before he was killed. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ISSOUF SANOGO
Myanamar's National League for Democracy chair Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the new lower house parliamentary session where her chosen MPs were sworn in. This comes after her election victory in November last year. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/YE AUNG THU
Myanamar's National League for Democracy chair Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the new lower house parliamentary session where her chosen MPs were sworn in. This comes after her election victory in November last year. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/YE AUNG THU
British prime minister David Cameron negotiates with European Council president Donald Tusk at Downing Street. The EU unveiled draft plans for a renegotiated relationship with the UK this week. On the basis of EU reform set out in the plan, Cameron says he hopes to keep the UK inside the EU. Picture: GALLO IMGES/AFP/BRITISH PRIME MINISTRY
British prime minister David Cameron negotiates with European Council president Donald Tusk at Downing Street. The EU unveiled draft plans for a renegotiated relationship with the UK this week. On the basis of EU reform set out in the plan, Cameron says he hopes to keep the UK inside the EU. Picture: GALLO IMGES/AFP/BRITISH PRIME MINISTRY
A van covered in Red Cruz slogans is parked outside his headquarters in Iowa. Cruz won won the Iowa Republican caucuses, beating Donald Trump in the first US vote on the road to the White House. The Democratic race was tied. Picture: AFP/GALLO IMAGES/JIM WATSON
A van covered in Red Cruz slogans is parked outside his headquarters in Iowa. Cruz won won the Iowa Republican caucuses, beating Donald Trump in the first US vote on the road to the White House. The Democratic race was tied. Picture: AFP/GALLO IMAGES/JIM WATSON

AFRICA

• Zimbabwe provides free cotton seed to farmers to revive what was once its biggest source of export revenue.

• A solar-powered bus made in Uganda is shown off at a stadium in Kampala.

• Bombings of oil pipelines cause thousands of barrels of oil to pollute waterways, agricultural fields and fishing grounds in Nigeria’s southern Bayelsa state.

• An Egyptian cartoonist is briefly arrested for “running a website without a licence”.

• Members of the AU back a Kenyan proposal to push for withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.

• Anti-corruption authorities raid the offices of Nigeria’s former vice-president, Namadi Sambo.

ABROAD

Google overtakes Apple as the world’s most valuable listed company.

• A former director of the Brazilian oil firm Petrobras is jailed, after a corruption probe.

• A trial begins in Guatemala of two ex-military officers for human rights abuses against indigenous women.

• More than 100 people have been arrested over several months in a crackdown on abuses in Thailand’s seafood industry.

• US air strikes in Afghanistan destroy a radio station used by the Islamic State.

• Malaysia accuses Switzerland of breaking protocol and circulating misinformation when its attorney-general said billions had been stolen from Malaysian state companies.

• US president Barack Obama plans to increase the deployment of heavy weapons to Nato countries to deter Russia.

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