Under pressure from Italy and other European states, Libya's coastguard has become increasingly active, patrolling more widely and intercepting migrants before they can reach international rescue vessels.
A new report says "Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 percent of them or 7,000 babies died in the first 28 days of life – an increase from 41 percent in 2000."
Turkish Foreign Ministry says that the revocation will have a positive impact on peace, stability and welfare in the region.
Joao Lourenco is expected to take office on September 21 replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down after 38 years at the helm.
Refugee arrivals in Italy by sea are up 40 percent this year, with 8,500 people arriving in the last two weeks alone, according to the Italian Coast Guard.
Hamed Ahmadi, an Afghan refugee living in Italy, opens up Africa Experience, a restaurant managed and run exclusively by refugees.
EU's "hotspot" system resulted in practices of "torture" where refugees were forced to join the registration process.
Humanitarian conditions are continuing to deteriorate in Libya five years after the start of the Arab Spring.
IMF says economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will likely slow in 2016 to its weakest in 16 years due to slump in commodity prices, Ebola outbreak and drought
UN expert on albinism warns that around 10,000 albinos face "extinction" in Malawi if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in superstition.
Presidential polls kick off in Equatorial Guinea as incumbent President Teodoro is set for re-election
World Bank and UNICEF says millions of children under age of five are at risk of never reaching their full developmental potential, calling world leaders to invest more on child programs
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