Nigeria toughens currency trading curbs to slow down the depreciation of the naira following the collapse of global oil prices.
In a kidnapping similar to that of 200 girls taken from their school by Boko Haram, more than 100 people have been taken into a forest in Nigeria.
Fifty four Nigerian soldiers have been sentenced to death after refusing to report for duty in an operation against Boko Haram.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda closes up shop amid criticism, but at least with some justice served.
The win, secured by goals from Rooney, Mata and van Persie, was United's sixth in a row and galvanised their grip on third place in the table.
A Ugandan maid, who made headlines after a video showing her torturing a toddler was released, has been given four years in jail for abuse.
Five people fled a central Sydney cafe where a gunman is holding terrified hostages after displaying an Islamic flag at the window.
ICC Prosecutor says the UN Security Council made no effort to end the conflict in Sudan, making it difficult to investigate.
China is holding a day of remembrance, the first of its kind, for the thousands of people killed during the Nanjing massacre in 1937.
Five women believed to be wives of Al Shabab members were killed by a soldier in retaliation for the beheading of his wife by the group.