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Ex-Gambian Minister to remain in Swiss jail

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Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko will remain in a Swiss jail for three more months after the country's attorney general broadened...

DR Congo policeman killed

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Unknown attackers killed a police officer during a raid on a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, police and diplomatic...

Somaliland sentences journalist to two years jail

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A court in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland sentenced a reporter to two years in jail for what it said was endangering...

Egyptian court suspends journalists’ jail sentence

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An Egyptian appeals court suspended a jail sentence against the former head of the journalists' union for harbouring colleagues wanted by authorities...

Tanzanian couple jailed over poached ivory

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A Tanzanian court has sentenced a married couple to 20 years in jail each for illegal possession of 210 pieces of ivory...

Two weeks in jail for Zimbabwe protest pastor

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A Zimbabwean pastor at the heart of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe was denied bail on Friday, leaving him facing...

Mursi life sentence overturned

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Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in...

Egyptian journalists’ union chief jailed

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An Egyptian court sentenced the head of the journalists' union and two board members to two years in prison for harbouring colleagues...

UNESCO welcomes sentencing of Islamist who destroyed Timbuktu sites

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The nine year jail sentence handed down to a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in Timbuktu has been...

Jail terms for nine Egyptian police who assaulted doctors

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An Egyptian court sentenced nine policemen to three years in prison on Tuesday for physically and verbally assaulting two doctors at a...

Occupation: Migrant. An African’s 12 year quest for Europe

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On Mayango Jallah's second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain. "We...

US man jailed for attack on Somali café in North Dakota

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An American man who threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a Somali restaurant in North Dakota was sentenced to 15...

Jailed Gambia opposition official dies in hospital – party

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A detained official from Gambia's main opposition movement died in hospital over the weekend, his United Democratic Party said its second member...

Congo opposition leader gets two years for inciting disorder

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Congo Republic opposition leader Paulin Makaya was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for his role in protests against a...

Kenyan court jails ivory smuggler for 20 years

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A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced a man to 20 years in jail and fined him 20 million shillings ($200,000) for ivory...

Gambia sentences lawyer and 18 others to three years for “unlawful...

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Gambia sentenced a prominent lawyer and 18 of his supporters to three years in jail on Wednesday for "unlawful assembly" and for...

Five Somali pirates sentenced to jail in France

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Five Somali pirates captured by French commandos in 2008 were sentenced to between four to eight years in jail by a Paris...

Jailed Americans to be freed soon – Iran’s Ahmadinejad

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that two American men arrested near Iran's border with Iraq and sentenced for espionage will be released...

Ousted Tunisian leader gets 15-year jail term

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A Tunisian court sentenced former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to more than 15 years in prison for illegal possession...

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