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  • JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Advisors to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have recommended a root and branch overhaul of Africa's biggest oil industry and increased borrowing to help pay off $20 billion of government arrears, a reform proposal document shows.
  • PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal.
  • KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A bomb on the outskirts of Nigeria's Zaria city in the northern state of Kaduna killed at least 20 people on Tuesday morning, the state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said on his Twitter feed.
  • MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen killed 14 people, mostly quarry workers, officials said, in an overnight attack on a residential complex in northeast Kenya which the Islamic militant group said had targeted Christians.
  • CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy held a funeral service on Tuesday for 13 migrants who died in the worst shipwreck in the Mediterranean in recent history, while the navy continued its search for other victims of the disaster.
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