The governments of the UK and Somalia are hosting an international conference today in London. The conference aims to garner support for the government of Somalia.
In today's African press, claims Tunisian jihadist fighters are fighting for Al Shebab in Somalia; unions in South Africa step up wage demands; and Nigeria sells off state electricity assets.
Somalia’s al-Shebab rebels have threatened further attacks after coordinated bombings and shootings that killed at least 30 people in Mogadishu at the weekend.
Twenty-nine people were killed and others wounded after nine suicide bombers attacked Mogadishu’s law court on Sunday. A car bomb near the airport killed five more people.
Up to 10 were killed by a car bomb in central Mogadishu on Monday in one of the bloodiest attacks in the war-ravaged capital in recent months.
Twin explosions have rocked a restaurant near the Lido resort beach in Mogadishu, Friday killing two people including the suicide bomber and wounding seven others.
Music is back in Mogadishu after being banned by Islamists who controlled much of south and central Somalia two years ago.
A car bomb killed at least one person outside a popular restaurant at Mogadishu’s Liido beach on Saturday. It injured three others.
Somali Islamists say they have decided to kill a French agent they have held since 2009, as confusion continues over whether he is in fact still alive.
As French air raids continue to strike targets in northern Mali, most of this morning's Paris-based dailies give pride of place to the military action against Islamist fighters.