Human rights groups, like SeaWatch, have long complained about the conditions migrants have been held in detention centres run by EU-funded Libyan groups.
The 92-year-old politician, who became president in the first elections following the fall of Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, had been in politics for more than six decades, with a mixed record.
Sudanese protesters and army generals signed a deal on Wednesday that looks to set-up a civilian administration.
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.
Youth must be put at the heart of development and innovation and given the opportunities and tools needed to take their countries into the future, says the Islamic Conference Youth Forum's new President Taha Ayhan.
The team established by the global chemical weapons watchdog will investigate nine alleged attacks during the country's civil war.
As Ould Abdel Aziz steps down after two terms, will his close ally Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed Ghazouani take over in a country that has been wracked by coups since 1978?
As the president steps aside and his fellow coup instigator and former army chief of staff looks set to win the election, Mauritania could struggle to shake the military’s iron grip on power.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock says since Syrian forces began their push into Idlib on April 30 an estimated 330,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and more than 230 civilians have died.
President Abdelfattah el-Sisi’s landmark conference was the subject of a social media backlash, with many users pointing out rampant corruption in the country under his rule.
Ahmed Ouyahia appeared in court as part of anti-graft investigations which have also swept up other key ministers who once formed part of the ‘deep state’ that ruled Algeria from independence in 1962.
Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook users are turning their profile pictures blue in solidarity with protesters in Sudan.
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