President Jonathan to ask national assembly to extend a state of emergency in three northern states hit by Boko Haram.
Five officials suspended after probe ordered into theft of tonne of ivory from government strongrooms.
Protesters gather in Nairobi to rally in support of women who was stripped by a mob for dressing "indecently".
Former foreign minister Michel Kafando chosen in a key step towards elections after military takeover followed protests.
Washington adds Mali to list of countries whose travellers get special Ebola screening when entering US.
Zimbabwe's vice president Joice Mujuru has said that she is taking legal action against pro-government newspapers that accused her of corruption and plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe.
Blast in the middle of a crowd of shoppers in northeastern state of Bauchi kills at least 12 people, witnesses say.
Army says interim civilian president to be declared by Monday, as political leaders sign transition deal in the capital.
Group of 160 workers to staff clinic, built and run by Chinese personnel, after China came under fire for poor response.
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