• Niger’s opposition slams the final round of the country’s presidential election as being a sham, because of low voter turnout.
• Liberia closes part of its border with Guinea over fears of an Ebola flare-up.
• Benin businessman Patrice Talon is declared the winner of a presidential run-off, beating Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou.
• Zambian police arrest an opposition leader for saying President Edgar Lungu used public funds for a holiday.
• The EU military training mission’s headquarters in Bamako, Mali is attacked.
• Four British plane spotters are told to pay a fine or face a year in a Kenyan jail for photographing aircraft in Nairobi.
• China lodges a protest with Japan over new Japanese school text books which it believes distort the history of Japanese atrocities in China.
• Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in terrorist attacks in Paris is arrested in Belgium.
• Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff will take legal action against a senator who accused her of involvement in corruption.
• Saudi Arabia will join an oil output freeze (to force oil prices to rise) in April even though Iran won’t take part.
• Russia threatens to use force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules.
• Wind, which may have reached hurricane speeds, is believed to have caused a FlyDubai plane to explode in Russia.
• The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock an iPhone without Apple’s help.