Desperate women are seeking refuge from war in arranged marriages, despite reports of abuse.
Human Rights Watch has revealed how armed groups in Syria have used children as young as 15 to fight in battles, which violates international law.
Syria expects to remove 200 people from the city of Homs during a three-day ceasefire while humanitarian organisations provide aid to those remaining.
Aid agencies in Syria have evacuated hundreds of people from the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Yarmouk.
The government and rebels have traded accusations of breaking the ceasefire deal intended to calm violence in South Sudan.
President Salva Kiir's government and the rebels backing Riek Machar have signed a ceasefire deal, a "critical first step" in peace negotiations.
While official estimates say 1 000 people have died in South Sudan in the surge of violence in the last month, rights groups say it could be 10 times that.
Civil war looms after rebels spurn a proposal to end the violence raging across South Sudan.
Rebel group turned opposition party Renamo has pulled out of Mozambique's peace deal after four decades on the losing side. Here's how they got there.
What happened to all the girls who fought in Liberia's brutal civil war and are now grown-ups? How do they get on with their lives?
A new photo exhibition in Nairobi showcases images of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, before the pirates, bullet-ridden buildings and two decades of civil war.
Liberia will hold a constitutional referendum on Tuesday to determine the country's readiness for its second post-war election.
Military intervention in Côte d'Ivoire will not necessarily trigger a civil war, presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.
Messages of "Viva Angola" and "Proud to be Angolan" in Luanda mark the war-scarred Southern African nation's rising international presence.
Somali insurgent movement al-Shabaab said on Friday it had imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Kismayu after a rare attack near one of its bases.
The UN said on Friday that the number of deaths in Sri Lanka's civil war in recent months was "unacceptably high", but declined to give figures.
For die-hard followers, the commander who led a terror-driven Tamil insurrection in Sri Lanka still lives, despite evidence to the contrary.
Terrified residents fled the Somali capital on Saturday, following a day of fierce fighting that left at least 31 people dead.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday toured Sri Lanka's largest war displaced persons camp, amid concerns for 300 000 Tamils left homeless.