The Kenyan army says it has crippled Somalia's al-Shabaab rebels four months after launching an offensive to defeat them.
Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai at a park in central Nairobi.
Some of the Kenya's Maasai young women are running away from of the age-old custom of circumcision, now frayed by health risks and new laws.
Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels in Somalia will accept help from relief groups, lifting the two year ban on foreign aid.
The UN has formally declared parts of Somalia to be in the grip of famine, a move hailed by rebels who now say they will allow aid to be distributed.
The AU has called for a political solution to Libya's conflict, weighing in once more on the crisis though its proposals have largely been ignored.
Manmohan Singh was due to sign deals in fields from trade to life sciences to boost India's footprint on the African continent.
Thousands of chanting supporters gave a thunderous welcome to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete as he turned out for his final campaign rally.
Kenya's president unveiled a power-sharing government on Sunday, with opposition leader Raila Odinga as Prime Minister, aimed at ending a long-running political crisis sparked by contested elections. "Let us put politics aside and get to work," President Mwai Kibaki said in a televised speech announcing the Cabinet line-up.
Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan said on Friday that a deal to end Kenya's post-election turmoil was "very close" and voiced hope that the "last difficult and frightening step" would be taken next week. Annan has been leading talks between negotiators for President Mwai Kibaki and the opposition to end weeks of violence since a disputed December 27 election.