• The Nigerian government brokers a one-month ceasefire with groups that have destroyed oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.
• Zimbabwe limits imports of goods such as jam and synthetic hair (weaves). The cash-strapped government also delays paying military and police salaries by two weeks.
• A yellow fever epidemic breaks out in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
• Tunisia extends by a month a state of emergency in place since November following a series of attacks.
• A court judgment reverses an Egyptian government decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
• The US supreme court rejects an appeal by South Africans to revive apartheid claims against Ford and IBM.
• The US Senate rejects plans to tighten gun controls, including restricting weapon sales to people on terror watch lists.
• The EU extends the energy, financial and defence sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine until January 2017.
• The head of a Chinese village which held a revolt in 2011 over corruption admits taking bribes, but some say his confession was forced.
• Venezuelan opposition supporters call for a poll to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
• India announces an overhaul of its foreign ownership rules to attract investment.
• Indonesia defends opening fire on Chinese sailors to stop illegal fishing.
• Greece secures €7bn in bailout funds after a review of economic reforms.