Africa's leaders should also do some serious reflection on why they haven't made sufficient progress on human rights, writes Tiseke Kasambala.
A suicide bomber hit a convoy of cars carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
The South African government has expressed shock at the recent violent attacks in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
A Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces and a journalist who interviewed her have both been sentenced to a year in jail.
Unknown gunmen have shot dead a Somali radio producer, the first journalist to be killed this year, said a Somali radio station editor.
As a way of acknowledging the east African government, US President Barack Obama has met Somalia's new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia say they have executed a French agent who they held captive since 2009.
Al-Shabab insurgents have warned France of "bitter consequences" to a failed raid in Somalia which left two French soldiers and 17 "terrorists" dead.
French military helicopters have attacked a base belonging to al Shabaab insurgents in southern Somalia to rescue a French secret agent.
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Iman Hassan reflects on her trip to Nairobi, and her dismay at finding that she and other Somalis are no longer welcome in her home country.
Somalia's al-Shabaab fighters briefly took control of a small town on the border with Kenya in a battle that left at least 12 people dead.
Violence has broken out again in Kenya's northeast, with eight people shot and wounded, a day after security forces cracked down on rioters.
Somali piracy has fallen to a three-year low because of co-ordinated action by international navies and the enlistment of armed security guards.
They might have been driven out of Somalia's second city, but Islamist militant group al-Shebab have a plan B. Nastasya Tay reports.
Islamist rebels said they shot dead a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Saturday and threatened to kill every legislator in the country.
Two suicide bombers walked into a restaurant in central Mogadishu and killed at least 15 people on Thursday, police said.