The Swiss government has announced that it will return $320m (£240m) of the money allegedly stolen by Nigeria's late military ruler Sani Abacha. The money was frozen in 2014 by a Swiss court after a legal procedure against his son, Abba Abacha.
The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges. The decision is a boost for Mr Trump's policy against travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
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.