Africa's heads of state have paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela, who they say shaped democracy on the continent.
Chad has been hit by a refugee influx from Darfur and Central African Republic as well as the return of its citizens expelled from Libya.
In his latest lion deal, agriculture minister Christian de Graaff exported a huge shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa.
Kenyan lawmakers have adopted amendments to a controversial media Bill, despite international concern about press freedom.
Harrison Odjegba Okene, a sunken tugboat's cook, managed to suvive three days by breathing a dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket in the wreck.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says more than 100 prisoners have died in Zimbabwe due to "nutrition-related illnesses".