Gbagbo in Belgium
An International Criminal Court spokeswoman says Cote d'Ivoire ex-President Laurent Gbagbo now on conditional release in Belgium, pending a possible appeal.
Luanda court decides
A court in Luanda rules that Angolan former President José Eduardo dos Santos's son, Mr José Filomeno dos Santos, will remain in custody over fraud charges.
Banda in the race
Former Malawi President Joyce Banda submits papers to run as a candidate in upcoming elections, after reversing a decision to join an alliance with Vice-President Saulos Chilima.
Zuma on trial
The inquiry into alleged corruption under South African former President Jacob Zuma continues in Johannesburg.
Nigeria poll campaigns
Campaigns continue in Nigeria ahead of the February 16 General Election, in which President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term.
Senegal election drive
Campaigning continues in Senegal ahead of first round presidential election.
Sudan on the edge
Sudan remains restive as anti-government protests continue with President Omar al-Bashir vowing to stay put.