Sources said four Turkish citizens were kidnapped in the southern Nigerian state of Ilorin by unidentified men, raising the of Turks abducted over the week in the west African country 14.
The ICC's selective justice that seeks to primarily punish African leaders is ineffective and unjust. The only way for African nations to get out from under the court's impunity is to build their mechanisms for accountability.
The International Criminal Court said Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and his co-defendant Charles Ble Goude will be "released to a state willing to accept them on its territories."
Twenty-five more were wounded in the attack that happened early on Sunday at the Aguelhok base 200 kilometres north of Kidal and towards the border with Algeria.
Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara on Monday declared an amnesty for 800 people, including Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo. She was convicted for offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil war.
The creation of the upper house, a provision of the new constitution enacted by referendum in late 2016, is seen by President Ouattara's opponents as a blatant power grab.
Construction, agricultural facilities and infrastructure are the main areas of business between the two countries.
Ivorian footballer Salomon Kalou is famous for playing at some of Europe's biggest clubs. Besides his successful career, he built a foundation to help orphaned children and also patients who are suffering from kidney failure.
Libya has agreed with EU and African leaders to allow abused migrants in detention camps to be evacuated to their home countries after reports this month of slave traders selling black African migrants at markets in the country.
The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier indicates there are signs of a breakthrough in negotiations with the UK just days ahead of an "absolute deadline" for an agreement in principle on how much London will pay to leave the bloc.
European delegates at the summit are expected to pledge aid, repeating often voiced calls for a "Marshall Plan" for Africa that would create jobs and lift incomes to give would-be migrants a reason to stay at home.
After talks with his Burkinese counterpart Roch Marc Christian Kabore, French President Emmanuel Macron will give a speech at a university and will head to the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
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