The organization has also recorded at least 1,530 deaths on the Mediterranean in 2017.
Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children.
France, along with Spain, Greece, Britain, will continue to face disciplinary procedures for its excessive budget deficit.
The European Union is urging member states to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen public finances.
The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) made the call at a UN climate change conference taking place in Bonn.
Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast's two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments.
The European Parliament has appealed for strengthening of Africa's legislative organs like the Pan African Parliament (PAP).
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), there has been 487 refugee deaths in the Mediterranean as of March 2.
African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave their homes.
European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders to conclude a long-overdue bailout review quickly to safeguard economic recovery but Athens said it wouldn't ask "a euro more" from its austerity-wracked citizens.
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