• The IMF suspends loans to Mozambique after the government hid US$1bn of debt.
• Sudan asks Egypt to discuss two disputed border territories days after Cairo transferred two islands to Saudi Arabia.
• A coalition of opposition parties in Niger choose to end a boycott of parliament and the national electoral commission.
• Thirteen political parties in Zambia form an alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front, to campaign for Edgar Lungu’s re-election.
• A Kenyan hospital offers to pay for radiotherapy treatment of 400 Ugandan cancer patients after that country’s main radiotherapy machine broke down.
• Oil prices fall after a meeting of oil producers fails to agree to an output freeze, following Iran’s unwillingness.
• The US will send Apache helicopters and more troops to Iraq in an attempt to retake Mosul from the Islamic State.
• An attack in the Afghan capital Kabul claims nearly 30 lives and injures 300.
• After years of financial isolation, Argentina’s sale of $15bn of government bonds is three times oversubscribed.
• The presidents of Russia and Ukraine discuss the fate of high-profile prisoners amid speculation they could be swapped.
• India’s government tells the supreme court that it should not try to reclaim the priceless Koh-i-noor diamond from Britain. It opposes a petition filed by an NGO.
• The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador rises to 413, with survivors still trapped inside buildings.