Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers.
A car bomb went off in a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayuo where legislators and local elders were meeting, followed by gunfire, a police officer says.
Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed their police protection officer in northeastern Kenya, police sources said.
At least 13 fighters, part of the armed al-Shabaab group, have been killed in an airstrike outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the US army has said.
Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.
Foreign press took away the dignity from victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures, writes The Conversation.
The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab. Who are the al-Shabaab attackers of the hotel in Kenya's capital?
A Kenyan police officer says 15 bodies have been taken to the morgue after an attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi claimed by the al-Shabab extremist group.
Al-Shabaab extremists have claimed a deadly attack, which killed at least 15 people at a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
The United States military says it has carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed four al-Shabaab extremists.
At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia.
Human rights campaigners say hundreds of Kenyans willingly joined al-Shaabab as fighters, porters and wives or were duped to do so.
An internal UN document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.
4 people suspected of helping Islamic extremists attack a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital last week have appeared in court
Kenyan police have arrested the wife and father of a man identified as the suicide bomber in an attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex that left 21 dead, a police source says.
Kenyan investigators say one of the extremists who attacked a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week was a son of a Kenyan military officer.
Police in Kenya say the death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi has climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed.
Another explosion and gunfire have been heard at the hotel complex in Kenya's capital even after authorities announced that all was secure following Tuesday's attack. Follow the live updates
The United States military says it has carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed six al-Shabaab extremists.
Somalia has told the UN Security Council not to interfere in its national affairs after expelling a UN envoy who questioned the government's decision to arrest an al-Shabaab defector running for election.
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