Libyan coast guard officials have detained as many as 600 illegal African migrants, including pregnant women and 18 children, who had tried to sail to Europe.
A government official has been killed by militants from the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab in the capital Mogadishu, as well as bombing a African Union convoy outside the city.
Three police officers have been killed after al-Shabaab militants stormed a police station in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, in northeastern Somalia.
As many as 6,800 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in an ongoing operation, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian Navy ship.
Militants from Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab have killed two city council officials, a former parliamentarian and a senior prison officer in Mogadishu.
At least 14 migrants have died after being hit by a train in central Macedonia, after the group walked along a canyon that has become an increasingly frequent Balkan route for migrants.
A Somali senior military officer has been shot dead by al-Shabaab militants in the Somali capital city, Mogadishu.
A car laden with explosives has been driven into a busy restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, in a suspected suicide bombing, local authorities have said.
Nine people, two Kenyans and seven Somali guards, have been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants on a UN vehicle carrying workers in Somalia.
Militants from the Somali terror group al-Shabaab have reportedly attacked a convoy of African Union peacekeepers in Somalia, injuring three people.