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...
Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya's electoral process, despite opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim of massive fraud.
African observers described Tuesday's poll as credible, while former US Secretary of State John Kerry said its integrity remained intact.
The European Union said candidates should accept losing as "natural".
Mr Odinga alleges that results of the...
People are voting in Kenya's general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence.
President Uhuru Kenyatta called for unity, saying he would accept the result and urged rivals to do the same.
Queues at polling stations formed early and some minor stampedes were reported. Kenyan radio said one person was killed in clashes in the southern Kilifi area.
The contest pits...
At least eight people died in a shooting Sunday at a church in southern Nigeria apparently by a lone gunman, police said.
Another 18 worshipers were wounded in the attack at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha in the state of Anambra, the Police Command in Awka said in a post on Facebook.
Initially, witnesses said the attack was carried out by gunmen at 5:45...
More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say.
They are due to appear in court later.
Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out.
Homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail in...