As the early morning sun pierced through the morning chill of the waking city, diplomats with flag lapels pinned to their suits filled the spacious lobby of the African Union headquarters in the heart of the Ethiopian capital.
The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it.
A US judge has issued a stay temporarily halting the deportation of visa holders or refugees under an executive order from President Trump.
The bodies of a man and a woman have been pulled from a hotel in Italy that was hit by an avalanche, bringing the final death toll to 29.
Brazil's health ministry has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine amid the largest outbreak of the disease in the country since 2000.
Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn.
More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said.
Zanu-pf's Matabeleland South Province has started fundraising for the 21st February Movement celebrations slated for next month in the province.