Shipping company Kadioglu says 10 sailors taken hostage, eight sailors safe on Turkish-flagged Paksoy-1 ship.
Ugandan pop star-turned-leading opposition figure Bobi Wine said he was ready to take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections.
Prices of basic goods from sugar to cooking oil to building material soared in June as much as 200 percent and the recently-instituted local currency fell.
Jacob Zuma testified at a judicial enquiry into the alleged looting of state funds while he was in power, including a web of deals involving government officials, the wealthy Gupta family and state-owned companies.
The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has so far killed 1,655 people and 694 have been cured
A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the popular Medina hotel in the southern port town of Kismayo before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went.
International donors last month pledged $1.2 billion after the poor southern African country was battered by two powerful cyclones in March and April this year.
The funeral at Benghazi's Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya's special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled in 2011.
After decades of war and thousands of death, two neighbouring countries signed a peace deal last year to end the war. But the peace deal has not been fully implemented.
The French embassy in Libya categorically denied the presence of soldiers or military personnel in Gharyan. It is not clear how the weapons ended up in the control of Khalifa Haftar's LNA militia in the town.
AU estimates the agreement –– which cuts tariffs between African nations –– will lead to a 60-percent boost in intra-African trade by 2022.
The UN Security Council also called on the warring parties in Libya's capital Tripoli to rapidly return to UN-mediated political talks.
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