• 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.
• 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.