Although the Dutch are once again celebrating the arrival of Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas today, a controversy has been raging over the portrayal of his servant, Black Pete.
Three survivors of a tragedy that caused the deaths of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean are taking the Belgian army to court for failing to rescue them.
A high-ranking UN official says the human rights situation in Eritrea is so dire that hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country.
A UN official says he is deeply concerned about overcrowding in prisons in Ghana.
An engineer held hostage for 11 months by armed Islamists in Nigeria has returned to France, accompanied by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The kidnapping was claimed by Ansaru, a split-off ...
The US State Department has formally added two Nigerian Islamist groups, Boko Haram and Ansaru, to its list of "foreign terrorist organisations".
Music lovers in South Korea are to have a rare treat tonight. A Congolese maestro will be conducting the Korean Symphony Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Centre.
The African Media Leaders' Forum is meeting this week in Addis Ababa.
A coalition of NGOs are calling on European governments to take legal action against companies that are suspected of having looted gold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kenya's President says he will review a press bill that has sparked controversy. Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenya does not want to "gag" journalists.