Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker have released it without condition, according to officials.
The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Why are there still famines and what can be done about it?
At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
A traffic ban has been imposed and major roads sealed off in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, ahead of a presidential vote.
Commissioners at the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) have urged Capital Hill to impress upon the Government of South Africa to act with full resolve to put a decisive end to the anti-immigrant attacks in the rainbow nation.