José Mujica is elected President of Uruguay.
Porfirio Lobo is elected President of Honduras in the first election since the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.
Namibian incumbent President Hifikepunye Pohamba is reelected along with the ruling SWAPO party after elections last week.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announces that 25 member countries will contribute a further 7,000 troops to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in addition to 30,000 additional American and 500 British troops previously announced.
Indian activists mark the 25th anniversary of the industrial disaster that took place in Bhopal which led to 3,787 deaths.
In a major policy speech, South African President Jacob Zuma announces the country will treat all HIV positive babies and expand testing.