The speaker of Nigeria's lower house of parliament has accused government of failing to tackle graft, urging President Goodluck Jonathan to do more to stamp out endemic corruption.
The deaths are the first reported casualties since French troops entered the restive country last week.
Somali President Ahmed Mohamed has added his voice to those paying tribute to former president Nelson Mandela.
French troops traded fire with former rebels in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Monday as they sought to disarm fighters after violence that has left hundreds dead.
Egyptian police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president protesting at the dormitories of an Islamic university in Cairo.
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The European Union has taken its first step to allowing expanded use of smartphones and tablets on aircraft, possibly ending a precious oasis of peace.
South Africans might not know where Emalahleni is, but they know this prison number.
Would Nelson Mandela have spent 27 years in prison if Facebook and Twitter were around at the time?