• Madagascar’s president appoints a new prime minister, two days after a confused announcement over the resignation of the previous premier.
• Saudi King Salman announces an agreement with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea to connect the two countries.
• West Africa’s regional bloc Ecowas rules that it will hear the case of Nigeria’s ex-national security adviser Sambo Dasuki, who claims he was unlawfully arrested.
• A lobby group says the UN failed to look into crimes committed by peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.
• Residents of Darfur, Sudan vote in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity.
• Taiwan says Kenya used weapons and teargas to force 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China.
• The EU unveils plans to force large firms to disclose more about their tax affairs.
• A truce aimed at ending a year of war in Yemen holds, in spite of reports of fighting.
• Former Fifa vice-president Alfredo Hawit pleads guilty to four counts of conspiracy linked to a football bribery scandal.
• China will release more water from a dam in the province of Yunnan to help alleviate a drought in parts of Southeast Asia.
• Italy’s financial industry approves a government-backed plan to set up a rescue fund to help weaker banks.
• A 400-year-old Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painting worth as much as €100m is found in an attic in France.