Voters in Gambia handed the political parties supporting President Adama Barrow a majority of seats in parliament, making it easier for the new government to carry out social reforms needed after the 22-year rule of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Kenyans can no longer be charged after a breathalyser test, after a bar owner argued they were ruining his business. Kariuki Ruitha complained they violated Kenyans' constitutional rights to make their own lifestyle decisions - including how much to drink.
Libyan authorities in the northern port city Misrata have freed 28 Eritreans and seven Nigeria nationals who had been in detention for months as authorities investigated their ties to the ousted Islamic State (IS) group, the Reuters news agency reports.
South Africa's opposition party has launched disciplinary action against its former leader after she tweeted colonialism was not all bad. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been under pressure to sanction Helen Zille since she caused a storm of controversy with the tweets in March. It is feared it may have scuppered the party's electoral chances.