More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says.
Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
Pesticide is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.
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