Maltese patrol boats picked up a migrant dinghy with 80 people aboard but 20 others were reported to have died during the voyage, the Times of Malta said on Thursday.
- Taimour Lay in Malabo
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on mainland Equatorial Guinea on Saturday. The previous winners, Nigeria's Super Eagles, did not qualify, and Les Etalons of Burkina Faso (runners-up of the previous competition) are psyched up to clinch this year's trophy. But with four-time winners Ghana and Cameroon vying for victory, and Côte d'Ivoire fielding its four-time CAF African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Touré, nothing is certain. Taimour Lay shows you the strengths and weaknesses of this year's qualifying teams.
- Francesco Guarascio in Brussels
An oil embargo is one tactic the European Union could use to press for a solution to the crisis in Libya, according to a discussion paper drawn up by the EU's diplomatic service.