Netherlands: Special Court for Sierra Leone at The Hague sentences former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in jail for supporting rebels in Sierra Leone who murdered, raped and mutilated thousands.
South Africa: Torch marking 100 years of the ANC is presented to its most famous member, Nelson Mandela, at his rural home of Qunu.
Kenya: Nairobi’s Innovation Africa Summit brings technology and business leaders together to discuss continent's future in innovations.
Nigeria: With oil thievery widespread in the Niger Delta army is stepping up effort to stop it.
Libya: Election kits arrive in Tripoli in time for June 19 vote for National Assembly.
Ethiopia: Belachew Girma, who has set an unofficial world record by laughing over three hours, runs a laughing school in Addis Ababa.