Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appears to be the sole target in the attack, claimed by al Shabab group, near his residence in the capital Mogadishu.
Friday's protest was against a ban on all indoor or outdoor gatherings the government of President Kais Saied announced this week to stop a Covid-19 wave.
Bodies of more than 740 suspected militants stored in 2016 at a facility southeast of Misrata city continue to decompose amid power cuts and government indecision over burials.
Sudanese security forces fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the protesters in Khartoum and Omdurman, witnesses say.
Main opposition party of the north African country urges supporters to protest on Friday against President Kais Saied.
Nigeria ends its suspension of Twitter after banning the social media giant in June in a dispute over a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A suicide car bomb blast took place outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, killing at least 8 people and injuring 5 others.
Zandile Christmas Mafe, 49, was arrested around the parliament complex after the fire broke out on January 2.
The leaders have discussed ways to accelerate dialogue for a negotiated ceasefire and the necessity of addressing the human rights concerns in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
The denouncement comes after a regional grouping decided to freeze Mali's assets, a pressure tactic against the ruling junta amid concerns over the future of democracy in the West African country.
More than 600 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers have been arrested by Libyan authorities at a protest camp outside a closed aid centre in Tripoli, aid groups say.
Hundreds of homes had been washed away in the iron-roof informal settlements just outside the country's East London city, especially the Mdantsane township, reports local media.
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