A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month.
Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge.
He is accused of hitting the woman during an argument at the venue.
On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said he had accepted Mr Manana's resignation, and...
The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa.
Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused of assaulting a model last week.
She had been due to take part in the first ladies' programme at the summit.
The authorities say she remains in South Africa and her request for immunity is...
Suspected members of Somalia's al-Shabab armed group beheaded at least three men in an attack on a Kenyan village.
"They were slaughtered. Their heads were cut off from the rest of their bodies," a police source told Reuters news agency, asking not to be named.
Police said four bodies had been found at Maleli village in Kenya's coastal county of Lamu. Area county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo...
A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in eastern Benghazi has been arrested.
The general command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) - the force that controls most of eastern Libya, including key oil ports - said on Thursday that Mahmoud al-Werfalli was being investigated by a military prosecutor.
The arrest comes...
The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" number of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report.
The review of children and armed conflict seen by Al Jazeera on Thursday said the United Nations verified 1,340 casualties and attributed 683 - or 51 percent - to attacks carried out by the Saudi-led...
Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assault, officials say.
Police in South Africa had said they had expected her to present herself for questioning.
A 20-year-old South African woman has accused Mrs Mugabe of hitting her over the head with an extension cord during a row at a...
Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt.
They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo.
The tombs contained a collection of different sarcophagi, or stone coffins, as well as clay fragments.
Egypt's antiquities ministry said the discovery "suggests that the area was a great cemetery...
At least 179 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says.
A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud.
A BBC reporter at the scene says many people may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred.
Sierra Leone's Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was "likely...
The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from an epidemic in war-torn Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
At least 1,975 people have died since the waterborne disease began to spread rapidly at the end of April.
The WHO said the overall caseload had declined since July, but that 5,000 people a day were still being infected.
The disease spread due...
Twenty people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.
Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed.
The attack is now over, authorities say, with the two assailants also killed by security...