Officials say the blaze appeared to be criminal in nature but vowed that it would not disrupt the presidential election that will use voting machines for the first time in the country on December 23.
The UN branch operating air services in the conflict-hit Central African Republic is running out of funds, jeopardising food and medical supplies for hundreds of thousands of people.
Bo Kaap, declared a Muslim-only area during apartheid, is the scene of a bitter battle between residents and property developers in recent months.
The killings blamed on suspected militants of Allied Democratic Forces occurred overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Beni region, authorities and witnesses say.
A majority of UN states have adopted a non-binding global pact to better handle migrant flows, though fewer governments joined than had previously worked on the proposal.
Joseph Kabila, who has been the president of Democratic Republic of Congo since 2001, will step down after this month's elections but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in 2023.
The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead while the circumstances of the crash remain unknown.
Opposition supporters clashed with security forces in Togo's capital during protests boycotting the polls because of alleged irregularities in its organisation.
“This is a war. But we don’t know who is attacking; we don’t know why we’re fighting.”
DR Congo authorities have said 12 civilians died in Mangolikene on the outskirts of Beni city in North Kivu while another five were killed overnight in the Paida area.
The 37-year-old Diane Rwigara, who had denounced the charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame as politically motivated, had faced 22 years in prison if convicted.
The migrants set off for Italy from the city of Sabratha, west of Tripoli, but their vessel overturned. They spent eleven days at sea without any food or water.
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