"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.
France's decision to boost the number of troops in the Central African Republic dominates comment in the French press.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed after being held by gunmen for several hours in Tripoli on Thursday.
The drowning of up to 300 migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa continues to attract front page attention in most of today’s national dailies.
Activists who would like to see Libya become a federal state demonstrated in Benghazi on Monday. They believe Cyrenaica, an eastern province, should be autonomous.
The Libyan government warned that it is prepared to use force to stop any ships docking to load oil illegally from terminals.
Tunisia is in turmoil after the assassination of a second opposition leader.
French President Francois Hollande arrived on Thursday in Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began, on a visit which is likely to be dominated by the turmoil in Egypt and its wider implications.
Moamer Kadhafi’s former interpreter has validated claims that the former Libyan leader made financial donations to his campaign, in the latest string of allegations made against ...
Syrians have fled their country in great numbers since the beginning of the civil war.