Egypt: Human rights campaigners and members of the opposition urge parliament to end the state of emergency in the country.
Nigeria: A Nigerian theatre company stages "Rubiewe" an adaptation of the popular fairytale Beauty and the Beast.
Morocco: For the first time in its gastronomic history Morocco participates in prestigious cookery competition the Bocuse d'Or in France.
Ethiopia: The fifth International African Child Policy Conference opens focusing on the inter Country adoption of African children.
Sudan/South Sudan: African Union-led peace talks between top negotiators progress slowly despite reports of fresh fighting.
UK: Kidnappers release a British aid worker from the World Food Programmed in Darfar who was held hostage for 86 days in the western Sudan region.