Algerian MPs pass a package of reforms that reinstate a limit on presidential terms and give the Berber language official status for the first time.
Tunisia says it has completed the first part of a 200km (125-mile) barrier along its border with Libya, which is designed to deter terrorism.
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
Five people have now been arrested in connection with the killing of a UK pilot whose helicopter was shot down by poachers in Tanzania, his employer says.
South African Tokyo Sexwale fails to win the support of the Confederation of Africa Football for his bid to become Fifa president.
A major rescue operation is under way after a building collapsed at the surface of a gold mine in South Africa, blocking off the main entrance.