Militant group al-Shabab said it carried out the bomb explosion in the town of Baidoa.
The BBC's Amensisa Ifa was close to Ethiopian protest singer Hachalu Hundessa, who was shot dead on Monday.
Former London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang is banned for four years for anti-doping rule violations.
The motorcycle taxi rider's bike had been seized for carrying passengers against coronavirus restrictions.
South Africa's women's football coach Desiree Ellis welcomes a new Women's Champions League, but regrets the loss of a Women's Afcon.
The coronavirus pandemic has halted Nollywood productions, costing millions.
Without enough supplies of oxygen or staff, health workers in South Africa are making some difficult decisions.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
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Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May.
They were killed resisting French forces in the 19th Century and their skulls displayed in a museum.
Mayors are urged to honour African soldiers in streets and squares who fought for France .
Paris says Turkey targeted a French frigate in the Mediterranean - a claim Ankara strongly denies.
Their actions in a township were branded degrading and inhumane by South Africa's housing minister.
Ten years on from being a handball away from making the World Cup semi-finals, two of Ghana's players still feel the pain.
Popular Oromo musician Hachalu Hundessa is being buried as unrest over his death spreads.
Hans Sarpei and John Paintsil played for Ghana in one of the most controversial matches in World Cup history 10 years ago against Uruguay.
Police are investigating the incident, which is being linked to unrest in Ethiopia.
Hachalu Hundessa is due to be buried later on Thursday after 50 died in unrest following his murder.