South Africa conveyed its condolences to Somalia and condemned the terrorist attacks in Mogadishu which left at least 20 people dead.
South Africa's likely participation in efforts to resolve the Burundi crisis has been welcomed.
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.
Tunisian police clashed with protesters demanding employment just days after a young jobless man committed suicide.
The UN is seeking $1.3bn in humanitarian aid for South Sudan, where two in ten of the population were driven from their homes.
The head of Sudan's powerful NISS vowed Islamic State group jihadists would not be allowed to use the country to cross into Libya.
An Amnesty International report claims that electronic giants including Apple, Samsung and Sony may be linked to child labour in Africa.
Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi still has a choice: war criminal or peace bringer, writes Catherine Gegout