EU and African leaders are set to tackle the root causes of migration. They'll look at ways of improving conditions in some parts of Africa so that people will have less reason to attempt the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
Several African countries have opened diplomatic missions to Morocco in Western Sahara, a disputed area occupied by Rabat. This has been exacerbating the conflict in an already volatile region seeking independence.
Africa remains beset by conflict and terrorism, the continent's leading diplomat has told an African Union summit headlined "Silencing the Guns." Moussa Faki Mahamat warned that some member states even faced "collapse."
The arrest warrant against Guillaume Soro threatens to plunge the West African country into uncertainty and violence. The former rebel leader is contesting next year's presidential election against an ally-turned-rival.
Heiko Maas has again urged EU nations to support a naval operation enforcing a UN arms embargo to Libya. The foreign minister has said concerns it could promote migration to Europe were misplaced.
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