South Africa's corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela's funeral four years ago. According to the report, 300m rand ($22m; £16m) was redirected from a development fund to help with costs.
Barack Obama said he believes more future leaders should be women.
A hospital in the Indian capital Delhi has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn dead.
Liberia is in the thick of uncertainty after its Supreme Court ruled in November that a presidential run-off vote cannot proceed until a complaint of fraud and irregularities in the first round has been investigated.
The family of former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq say they do not know where is after he was deported from the United Arab Emirates.
The Director General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, has said the Nigerian Federal Government has concluded plans to sell key national assets in a bid to generate sufficient revenue to finance Nigeria’s annual budgets between 2018 and 2020.
The home of the founder of Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram is to be turned into a museum, in the hope it will boost tourism in the area. Borno State is also considering plans to transform the Sambisa forest - the group's base - into a tourist centre.
North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of continental US.
Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected.
A terminally ill woman in Australia has been granted her final wish to go to the beach by paramedics in Queensland.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a thorough review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of people who want to buy guns. The review will assess how key information about the gunman who carried out a mass shooting at a church in Texas on 6 November was apparently not registered.