ICC hears dismissal plea of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo
Ivory Coast's former president, Laurent Gbagbo, asks the ICC to acquit him of charges of crime against humanity. Also, there is a lockdown in Anglophone regions of Cameroon as the country gears up for presidential elections this weekend. The divided opposition has struggled to unify against Paul Biya. And in Senegal, thousands of swimmers take the plunge between Dakar and the former slave trade island of Gorée for an annual five-kilometre race.