Comment: Guterres will be in a better position to give fresh impetus to the UN political process aimed at finding a political solution to the Sahara conflict, writes Samir Bennis
Analysis: Two years of squabbling over plunging prices almost disbanded the oil cartel, but after several non-OPEC countries got on board to limit production, OPEC's back in the game.
Sole candidate Habib el-Malki, a leftist economist who has held several ministerial posts, mustered 198 votes in the 395-seat house, in a plenary session broadcast live online.
Morocco struggled to find the net against unlikely winners DR Congo, in a disappointing match for the North African side, which still showed some promise.
Despite strong attempts to rescue an early 2-0 Senegal lead, Tunisia failed to perform in front of goal and ended their AFCON campaign opener in disappointing defeat.
Algeria's star player Riyad Mahrez scored twice to prevent a shock defeat for the tournament favourites against Zimbabwe's Warriors in their AFCON campaign opener.
Algerian security forces say they have uncovered an Israeli spy ring operating in the south of the country and arrested ten people on Friday, according to local media reports.
Many in Algeria and elsewhere across North Africa took to social media to celebrate the beginning of the year 2967 in the Amazigh calendar.
In-depth: A guide to the Arab nations taking part in this year's AFCON.
Comment: Algeria appears to be playing a greater role in facilitating diplomacy in Libya. But what are its chances of being successful where others have failed? asks Guma ElGamaty.