Niger’s ruling government has reportedly arrested nine military officers for plotting a coup.
Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saadi, has appeared in a Libyan court over murder charges, having previously fled abroad following the 2011 revolution.
A suicide attack at a United Nations base in northern Mali has killed three civilians and seriously injured nine UN peacekeepers.
A Red Cross driver, who was travelling in his aid truck to Niger, has been killed by gunmen in an attack in northern Mali.
At least five people have been killed, dozens more injured and churches set alight as protests against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo entered the second day in the African nation of Niger.