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    — Ethiopia’s Oromia Regional State has granted amnesty for 10,000 inmates ahead of Christmas which the country's Orthodox Christians will mark next Saturday.

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    — The Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, Lena Nordström has ended her tour of duty in the country and is expected to leave by next Tuesday.

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    — Security authorities in Nigeria say they have arrested two Borno State local government council bosses suspected to be Boko Haram collaborators.

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    — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday in Mombasa held talks with a special envoy from Nigeria, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who pledged to support Amina Mohammed’s candidature for the chairperson of the African Union Commission.

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    — The government of Swaziland will shut down about 29 secondary schools that are currently under-populated due to the migration of pupils to South Africa, APA reports here on Wednesday.

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    — Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geofrey Onyeama says Abuja prefers a peaceful way out of the political crisis in The Gambia where an election dispute threatens its peace and stability.

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