• Tanzania starts to roll out free education, leading to an increase in school enrolment.
• Algeria’s parliament overwhelmingly votes for constitutional changes curbing the powers of the president.
• Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo accuses the country’s leaders of lying about the fate of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
• US president Barack Obama signs into law a measure to expand electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.
• A general and critic of Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is arrested and charged with engaging in partisan political activities.
• Four people are killed in grenade attacks in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.
• Google boss Sundar Pichai is awarded US$199m in shares, making him the highest paid CE in the US.
• India’s telecoms regulator blocks a Facebook Internet service app as part of a ruling in favour of Net neutrality.
• The French parliament votes in favour of controversial constitutional changes to declare a state of emergency.
• Britain’s foreign ministry summons North Korea’s ambassador to object to a satellite put into orbit with a rocket launch.
• Fighting in Aleppo in Syria forces thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
• Haiti’s president steps down with no successor in place after run-off elections are delayed because of fears of violence.
• Police clash with protesters in Hong Kong during a drive to close illegal food stalls.