Stories from 25 June 2015
"The overwhelming tendency of our people is towards all that is ostentatious - most important is not to lose face in front of guests."
In the image, a man wears the national Iranian football team's jersey, thrusting a bottle of dishwashing liquid reminiscent of players holding up the World Cup trophy.
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh opposes presidential term limits. He believes God decides term limits and if God is willing, he may rule The Gambia for "one billion years."
"It would've been much more honorable to present herself to the country and take the jokes stoically, but she decided to hide."
Did Viktor Yanukovych really just happen to live in a private zoo owned by someone else? And what's the deal with those ostriches? Social media users explain.
Western media tends to portray Africa as a dark, hopeless place. African Twitter users have rallied under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to prove that's not true.
The Russian government has blocked the Internet Archive, the San-Francisco-based website that provides the popular Wayback Machine, which allows users to view archived webpages.