Thousands of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of a protester killed a day earlier during clashes in southern Tunisia amid escalating tensions over social and labor issues across the North African country.
Tensions grow over protester's death in Tunisia
Somali pirates have reportedly hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel off the Horn of Africa to use it as a mothership in attacking bigger and more valuable ships, a report says.
Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel off Horn of Africa: Report
Two peacekeepers were killed and a third wounded on Tuesday in an ambush in restive northern Mali, the nation's UN mission said.
2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali
Gross domestic product shrank by 0.5 percent in the first three months of 2017, an improvement from a 1.7 percent fall in the last quarter of 2016, said Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics.
Nigeria’s economy shrinks by 0.5%
Gambia's government says it has seized some $50 million in assets tied to former leader Yahya Jammeh.
Gambia freezes $50 million of ex-president's assets
A young protester has been killed after a police vehicle "accidentally" ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia, the country’s health ministry says.
Tunisian police 'accidentally' kills protester in south
Egyptian authorities have handed over to the military dozens of suspected militants to be tried in military courts over recent church bombings.
Egypt refers 48 Daesh suspects to military court over church bombings
Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and a share in energy wealth have closed down another oil pumping station in defiance of government efforts to protect oil and gas fields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest.
Tunisia protesters close down oil pumping station
Tunisian troops have reportedly fired warning shots to disperse protesters marching on a crucial gas facility in the south of the country.
Shots fired to disperse Tunisia job protesters
Some 5,000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya between Thursday and Saturday morning by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries said.
5,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

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