The government of South Sudan has agreed to an immediate end to fighting with rebels but warned its forces would defend themselves if attacked. Welcoming the commitment from President Salva Kiir's government,
US criticises plan to make homosexuality punishable by up to life imprisonment, as tycoon Richard Branson urges boycott. The US has voiced concern over an anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda's parliament.
Fighting continues in Mali between the army and al-Qaeda fighters as foreign troops prepare to withdraw. France is preparing to pull many of its troops out of Mali after a campaign against al-Qaeda linked
Kenyan and Ethiopian leaders arrive as army tries to retake towns from forces loyal to former vice president. African leaders have arrived in South Sudan to try to mediate between the country's president
Spokesman says fighters from mainly Christian militia killed six soldiers in capital Bangui. Six Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and 15 others injured in the Central African Republic after hours