• Chad’s former ruler, Hissène Habré, appeals against his conviction for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
• Rwanda sends about 400 Burundians back to their own country, accusing some of them of espionage and of fuelling tensions.
• The Niger Delta Avengers group rejects calls to end attacks on Nigerian oil facilities and to enter into talks with government.
• Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of attacking its border, but officials in Addis Ababa say they have no knowledge of the reported fighting.
• Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo demand that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.
• Forces allied with Libya’s unity government recapture the port of Sirte from the Islamic State group.
• Mexico struggles to stem the flow of Central American migrants travelling to the US ahead of the US presidential election, causing concern in Washington.
• Police in Bahrain detain Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activists in the Arab world, nearly a year after he was freed from prison.
• Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro says the opposition will have to wait until next year to hold a referendum to oust him.
• Police in Bangladesh arrest 5,000 people in an effort to stop a wave of attacks on minorities and activists.
• On a visit to China, German chancellor Angela Merkel stresses the role of an independent judiciary and the need for a level playing field for foreign firms.
• Microsoft buys LinkedIn for US$26bn.