1. Farmer threatens to sue tech giant over “fallen balloon” in Kenya
  2. Singers jailed for raping girls thank Tanzania’s leader for pardoning them
  3. Israel offers cash to migrants to leave
  4. Mauritania knocks a zero off currency
  5. Kenya’s leading betting firm cancels all local sports sponsorship
  6. Uganda’s president approves law which allows him to seek re-election
  7. Nigeria gunmen kill 16 on New Year’s Day
  8. Top Egypt rules that trading in Bitcoin is un-Islamic
  9. Egypt hangs prisoners
  10. Two killed climbing Table Mountain