US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.
We often hear about the plight of illegal migrants, in particular Africans making the journey to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
In South Sudan fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebels as regional peace brokers failed to get ceasefire talks off the ground in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s burial on Sunday end 10 days of official mourning.
A military aircraft carrying Nelson Mandela's remains took off from Pretoria's Waterkloof air force base on Saturday, en route to his native Eastern Cape province where he will be buried in the ...
Corruption watchdog Transparency International has published its annual survey, showing Afghanistan, North Korea and ...
In Abidjan, the annual meeting of the African Securities Exchanges Association is taking place, with policy-makers, central bank ...
French troops have started to deploy in the Central African Republic, airlifting men and equipment to the capital Bangui, in preparation for an intervention to restore order.
South Africa's top appeals court says the authorities have a duty to investigate allegations of torture in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Liberian newspaper editor Rodney Sieh tells RFI that he's emerged from a jail term a stronger man and better journalist.