Massive social media outrage trailed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi apparent wastefulness in a country suffering from high levels of poverty when he rolled up with his motorcade over a massive red carpet to the opening of a social housing project.
One year ago a group of gunmen in Burundi was hired to kill a woman visiting from Australia. But the hit did not go as planned, leaving her with a chance to turn the tables on the man who wanted her dead.
The Vatican is disputing a US film studio's claim that the pope is making his movie debut, saying no scenes were shot for the venture and that the pope isn't an actor.
MTN Group has hired former US attorney-general Eric Holder as its negotiator with Nigerian regulators about settling a $3.9bn fine, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).