The boat sank 10 kilometres from the coastline near the city of Sfax, a member of the coastguard said. Rescue operations are continuing.
Kais Saied, a law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a media mogul, will face off in the October runoff election according to an exit poll by Sigma Conseil.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says that among 3,128 cases of reported hemorrhagic fever, some 3,017 were confirmed to be Ebola cases.
Independent candidate Kais Saied and party of jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui claim to have won first round of presidential election marred by poor voter turnout of 45 percent.
Announcement of polls by interim President Abdelkader Bensalah comes after army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah, seen as Algeria's strongman since the fall of former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, insisted that polls be held by the end of 2019.
African leaders, former presidents and thousands of Zimbabweans joined at a state funeral for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe.
Sunday's election may push parties to stake out harder positions in the October parliamentary elections against sharing power with ideological opponents.
A group of 98 people in total, including 52 children were evacuated from countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. The refugees had been held in detention in Libya.
A controversy over when and where former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe would be buried and a stampede that injured several people trying to view his body mar mourning for the deceased leader.
Stowaways killed as cargo train derails in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern province of Tanganyika, officials say.
The family of Mugabe, who died in Singapore last week, and Zimbabwe's government have been at odds over whether he would be buried.
A flight carrying 189 Nigerians landed in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, following a week of violence targeting foreigners in South Africa that has stoked tensions between Africa's two largest economies.
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