The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an investigation into allegations of money laundering at the state-owned mining company Gécamines, relating to a €200 million loan by the sanctioned Fleurette Group.
Chairperson of the African Union Macky Sall calls for dialogue between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda amid rising tensions between the two countries over the resurgence of the M23 rebels. Rwanda calls it an "internal DR Congo conflict" and also calls for the release of two "kidnapped" Rwandan soldiers along its border with DR Congo.
Canadian convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard withdraws its bid to take over the French retailer Carrefour, after the French government expressed its intent to veto the €16 billion (US$19.5 billion) deal.
Former Congolese Vice President and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, sentenced last year by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to 18 years in prison for war crimes, is given an additional 12 months and fined 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during an earlier ICC trial. The court also handed jail terms and fines for alleged interference in his trial to members of his legal team.
China Three Gorges Corp. wins a bid for its 21% stake in EDP-Energias de Portugal SA with an offer of €2.69 billion ($3.51 billion), in the first of a series of sales of state-owned assets under Portugal's austerity program. This is the first time a mainland Chinese firm has acquired a significant stake in a southern European company.
Germany offers compensation of €3,800 to each family of 91 of the 142 people it killed and 11 it injured in an air strike near Kunduz, an incident which provoked outrage and led to political and military resignations. The Bundeswehr does not admit guilt and families say they may sue.