The United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and the International Organization of La Francophonie have urged restraint and calm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the government steps up its crackdown on opposition.
Militants of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on an oil pipeline in the south of Nigeria, declaring an end to a ceasefire with the government agreed upon a month ago.
The African Union plans to send a delegation to help resolve a crisis in Gabon where two opposing candidates claim to have won a presidential election last month, a spokesman for the pan-African body said on Tuesday.
Libyan politicians have started UN-brokered talks in Tunisia to discuss the power struggle between warring political parties and the threat posed by Takfiri militants who are undermining stability in the North African country.
Displaced civilians and religious leaders in war-torn South Sudan appealed to the UN Security Council to urgently deploy extra foreign troops as government ministers questioned whether more peacekeepers were needed in the capital, Juba.