Sierra Leone's new parliament has controversially elected a speaker after MPs were involved in a brawl earlier today.
Dino Melaye's aid has denied that the lawmaker jumped from a police vehicle in the capital, Abuja, to escape, saying he was pushed.
Thousands of nurses have returned to work in Zimbabwe, despite their demands not being met.
Police said Dino Melaye fabricated the attack story – and tried to bring a case to court against him.
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, two days after a similar protest was broken up by the police.
A senior US government official is making a rare visit to Eritrea - a country which is under sanctions over alleged ties to Islamist militants.
A South Africa lobby group says it is going to privately prosecute outspoken South African opposition leader Julius Malema on allegations of corruption and fraud.