Military activity of ISIL
President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou claims that American hostage Jeffery Ray Woodke is still alive and being held by a jihadist group affiliated with ISIL. Woodke was kidnapped in October 2016.
Sources: ABC News
Sources: ABC News
President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio calls for urgent action on Guinea-Bissau to "avoid a civil war". He makes the statement before the Chairman of ECOWAS, Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou.
The terror trial of accused ISIL recruiter Awso Peshdary is adjourned after three days of hearings in which the court hears testimony about the path to jihad allegedly taken by two of his associates, Ottawa students John Maguire and Khadar Khalib.
The Syrian Army (SAA) and allies announce the complete liberation of Deir ez-Zor from ISIL.
Syrian rebels and Turkish troops enter al-Bab, with Syrian troops also approaching the town, prompting heavy clashes with ISIL militants.
The government will release opposition candidate Hama Amadou from prison due to health issues. Amadou is facing off against incumbent President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou in the second round of voting on Sunday.
Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, capture several villages in an offensive to retake the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants, who overran it more than a year ago. The operation aims to cordon off the town, take control of Islamic State supply routes, and establish a buffer zone to protect the town from artillery, according to the Kurdish national security council.
The government of Australia refuses entry to American singer Chris Brown because of his 2009 conviction for domestic violence against his then girlfriend Rihanna.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces re-enter the Kurdish town of Kobanî after a successful large-scale counterattack against the Kurds.
President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou confirms that French special forces are protecting one of the country's biggest uranium mines, owned by the French company Areva. They are also said to be "strengthening security".
Opposition leader Mahamadou Issoufou is elected President of Niger following over a year of transitionary rule under a military junta since a coup overthrew Mamadou Tandja. The runner-up in the election, former Prime Minister Seyni Oumarou, accepts the results.