Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila names a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister.
Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial at the International Criminal Court over five years ago for war crimes including giving his troops licence to attack civilians, which led to mass rapes, murders and pillaging of civilians in the Central African Republic.
Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.
A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.
Hundreds of women take to the streets in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala says Peru is considering backing a bill that would lift a 14-year-old ban on shooting down aircrafts suspected of carrying drugs.