Somalia's security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu, with at least 17 killed in the attack.
Fearing genocide, two former presidents pleaded for the UN Security Council to back the deployment of international troops.
At least five people were killed in suicide attacks at a restaurant located at the Liddo Beach in Mogadishu, police confirmed.
South Africa seems likely to become involved in the protracted negotiations to resolve the crisis in Burundi.
A car bomb exploded at the entrance of a beach-side restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.
Pakalitha Mosisili has launched an unprescedented attack President Zuma, accusing him of practising double standards.
As the fifth anniversary of Egypt uprising approaches, the toughest security crackdown is a clear sign that authorities are worried.
War crimes prosecutors will seek to convince the ICC to put infamous LRA commander Dominic Ongwen on trial.
A Burkina Faso community turned to Facebook to seek the release of an Australian doctor kidnapped with his wife by jihadists.