A radio presenter in Uganda is holding a mock ceremony to marry a friend later on Friday – the catch is that guests have to pay to attend as it is to help raise money for Ugandan writer Lulu Jemimah to go to Oxford University.
Two men wearing jail garb and with hands still shackled allegedly ran from a courtroom in Lewis County District Court Tuesday afternoon, with one making it outside the building, where he was caught by deputies.
Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president.
Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state.
Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women.
After being sworn in, President Sahle-Work promised to work hard to make gender equality a reality in Ethiopia.
Addressing parliament, she also pledged to promote peace: "I urge you all, to uphold our peace, in the name of a mother, who is the first to suffer from the absence of peace.''
Fighting for women's rights By Bekele Atoma, BBC Afaan Oromoo
The new president was keen to make a point about gender equality right from the start, telling MPs that if they thought she was talking too much about women, she had only just begun.
There may now be male-female parity in the new cabinet but elsewhere there is still a long way to go.
Ms Sahle-Work's appointment has been welcomed by Ethiopians on social media with many calling it "historic".
She has been described as Ethiopia's first female head of state of the modern era, with some remembering Empress Zewditu who governed the country in the early part of the 20th Century.
Ms Sahle-Work was voted in after the unexpected resignation of her predecessor, Mulatu Teshome.
The prime minister's chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, tweeted that "in a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future but also normalises women as decision-makers in public life".
President Sahle-Work has served as an ambassador for Ethiopia in Senegal and Djibouti. She has also held a number of UN positions, including head of peace-building in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Immediately before becoming president, Ms Sahle-Work was the UN representative at the African Union.
In the Ethiopian constitution, the post of president is ceremonial with the prime minister holding the political power.
The last African female head of state was Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who resigned in March over an expenses scandal. She denied any wrong doing.
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, yesterday held a reception for a cross-section of citizens of Commonwealth countries living in the United Kingdom (UK) at the St James’ Palace in London, ahead of their three-nation West African tour.
The Saudi crown prince has vowed to punish all the "culprits" responsible for the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Speaking at a business forum in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman said "the crime was painful to all Saudis" and there would never be a rift with Turkey.
The Saudis have previously denied accusations that the prince himself had a role in the killing.
Khashoggi died during a 2 October visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The Saudi government has blamed the murder on rogue agents.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the journalist was the victim of a carefully planned "political murder" by Saudi intelligence officers and other officials.
What has the prince said?
He vowed that "the perpetrators will be brought to justice".
He said there had been good co-operation with Turkey, adding: "A lot of people are trying to seize this painful situation to create a rift between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. And I want to send them a message: you will never be able to do that.
"The rift will never be there."
The three-day conference, called the Future Investment Initiative but dubbed "Davos in the desert" after the Swiss forum, is important for the Saudis but has already been boycotted by many Western business leaders and politicians in the wake of the Khashoggi affair.
The Saudis have tried to portray business as usual at the forum, although Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih acknowledged on Tuesday there was a "crisis" over the Khashoggi issue.
The crown prince made an appearance on Tuesday but said little.
He attended after joining his father, King Salman, in meeting members of the Khashoggi family.
BBC's Sebastian Usher in Riyadh
The sense in Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly growing that this is not a storm that can simply be weathered till it's over.
Botched PR attempts by the Saudis, such as the king and crown prince meeting Khashoggi's son on Tuesday, are only exacerbating the situation.
Crisis meetings have been held by the royal family to decide how far they must go to satisfy the international mood of revulsion. But there appears little prospect of dramatic change at the top.
The mood among foreign investors has noticeably darkened. One American investor who was enthusiastically banging the drum for the crown prince on Tuesday looked a different man this morning as he hurried off to an urgent meeting to discuss a multi-billion-dollar project.