Thousands of delegates are voting in Johannesburg for a successor to President Jacob Zuma as leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC). The vote began in the early hours of Monday and is still going on.
West African leaders have called on Togolese political actors to hold an “inclusive dialogue” as soon as Togolese again hit the streets of Lome on Saturday to protest President Gnassingbe’s regime.
The EU’s foreign policy chief says there is “full EU unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Federica Mogherini said the bloc’s member states would not recognise the city as Israel’s capital before a final status peace agreement.
A man is being held after an attempted terror attack at New York City’s main bus terminal, officials say. “Terrorists won’t win,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a blast at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan during the morning rush hour on Monday.
Charges of indecency have been dropped against 24 women who were caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday.
Rivals have been fighting in the Central African Republic since 2013. In the chaos the school teachers have quietly disappeared so now parents are going through crash courses to replace them.
An Indian driver has received the Manush Sanman award for not honking once in the past 18 years.
US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, senior administration officials say. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.