• A ceasefire holds in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, after days of heavy fighting between rival forces left more than 270 people dead.
• Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye is granted bail after being in custody for two months on treason charges. His party’s defiance campaign has included protests.
• Zambia’s electoral commission halts campaigning in the capital for 10 days after the death of an opposition supporter.
• A Nigerian DJ breaks the world record for the longest ever DJ set. DJ Obi completed a 240-hour marathon at a Lagos cafe.
• An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Moise Katumbi, says he was poisoned as part of a government plot to kill him.
• A tribunal in The Hague rebukes China and rules in favour of the Philippines, saying China’s claim to sovereignty in the South China Sea had no legal basis.
• Venezuela’s government seizes a Kimberly-Clark plant that halted operations in the worsening economic situation.
• Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe claims victory in an election for the upper house of parliament.
• The US will send 560 troops to Iraq to help fight against the so-called Islamic State.
• The EU criticises an Israeli law targeting foreign-funded NGOs, saying it risks undermining democracy and free speech.
• The Irish economy grows by 26.3% in 2015 following a flurry of foreign investment.
• Climate change is blamed for the death of mangrove forests in Northern Australia.