Government ministers said that warnings last week by the U.N. mission in Burundi (BNUB) about possible violence were baseless and possibly spread to justify an extension of its mandate
Cabinet ministers have been asked to go out into Mogadishu's 16 districts to get closer to communities and rebuild trust in government in the hope the public will expose suspected rebels
In June, the government and the Tuareg rebel group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MLNA), signed a ceasefire deal.
South Africans will elect in May members of the National Assembly and provincial parliaments.
Six people were also injured in the attack.
The rebels had earlier claimed full control of Bentiu, capital of the oil-producing Unity State.
Thousands of refugees from South Sudan continue to flood over the border into Ethiopia according to the The UN refugee agency.
Ambassador Fawaz al-Aitan and two companions were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday.
Chadian troops, at the heart of African efforts to stabilise the country, have escorted convoys carrying tens of thousands of Muslims.
Morgan's militia - accused by U.N. experts of rape, kidnapping, looting, torture and cannibalism - is just one part of a complex and deadly network of armed groups in Congo's mineral-rich east.
Gunmen, believed to be members of the Boko Haram group which has attacked schools in the northeast before as part of their anti-government rebellion
Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver
"The recapturing of Bentiu marks the first phase of liberation of oil fields from (the) anti-democratic and genocidal forces of Kiir," rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said
Works Minister John Magufuli called on bus passengers and owners to exercise patience, describing the floods as a "national disaster."
Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils and ex-deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge said their "Sidikiwe! Vukani! (We've had enough! Wake up!) Vote No!" campaign was a warning shot
The trial has drawn wide interest both in South Africa and abroad, with opinion divided as to whether Pistorius did or did not mean to kill Steenkamp
The statement said over six thousand security personnel, consisting of police and army, would be deployed to guard the WEF Africa event in Abuja, securing an area the size of 250 square kilometres.
Two Indian policemen were also wounded
Situated in southeastern Egypt, the Halaib Triangle has remained under Egyptian control since 1995. Sudan, however, continues to insist that Halaib constitutes an integral part of its own territory.
The government has had an arrest warrant out for Morgan since November 2012 on charges of war crimes and crimes of sexual violence.
Blaise Compaore - in power since leading a coup in 1987 - has positioned himself as a power broker in West Africa and a key ally for France and the United States