A UN official says he is deeply concerned about overcrowding in prisons in Ghana.
Greenpeace has asked six French companies with ties to Russia to protest at the detention of 30 activists held on piracy charges.
Jubilant crowds met 26 Palestinian prisoners released by Israel on Wednesday.
A French court has sentenced three Somali pirates to nine years in prison each for the hijacking of a yacht in which the skipper died four years ago.
The glam and glitz of the French Rivera has etched itself a new facet in recent years, becoming a lucrative hotspot for thieves hoping to make away will millions of euros in gems and diamonds.
A convicted French drug dealer was astonished to be presented with a tax demand for his presumed ill-gotten gains just before he finished his prison sentence, a French paper reports.
Is Bouteflika still fot to run a country? Has Al-Sissi got something to hide? Why have two French ministers fallen out? Who's out to smear Christiane Taubira? And how safe is RyanAir?
France's high-profile Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, has caused a storm in the ruling majority with controversial statements on imValls of "creating disorder", President ...
The former French socialist mayor Gerard Dalongeville of Henin-Beaumont in northern France has been sentenced to four years in prison on charges of embezzlement and accepting bribes.
This weeks magazines explore the man made President of Mali; new visa requirements by Senegal for EU citizens wishing to travel to the former French colony; and the story behind what prompted US ...