South-Africa has lost anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison for opposing South Africa's white minority government.
The opposition Socialists, who had pledged to improve ties with Russia even if it meant upsetting EU partners, doubled their share of the vote.
There are many problems facing the EU, including populism, migration pressures and slow economic growth.
Italy hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries to strengthen support for Libya.
The incident comes a month after French soldiers opened fire on a man wielding a machete.
The European Union has announced a new support of 165 million euros to drought-affected countries in the Horn of Africa.
South Sudan fell into civil war in December 2013, just two years after it won its independence from Sudan.
Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three UN agencies.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying on Sunday that his ZANU-PF party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections in 2018.
Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa by breaking through gates in the 6-meter high fence that separates Morocco from Spain's Ceuta enclave.