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Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

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A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in...

Parachutist makes world’s first jump from solar-powered plane

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A parachutist completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1 520 metres...

Swiss government to mediate Cameroon peace talks

Switzerland agreed to mediate talks between Cameroonian authorities and separatists in a bid to end escalating violence in the country’s Anglophone regions, the Swiss...

Swiss set to ease arms export rules despite Syria grenades report

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Switzerland looks set to loosen arms export rules to allow sales to countries embroiled in civil wars despite a newspaper report that...

Nigeria and Switzerland sign agreement to return stolen goods

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Nigeria and Switzerland signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for the return of illegally acquired assets. Switzerland said in December it...

Swiss sanctions for Kabila allies

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Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila amid a...

Switzerland will return Nigerian assets

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Switzerland will return around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha to Nigeria via a...

Switzerland demands release of Swiss woman abducted in Sudan

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Switzerland on Sunday called for the quick release of a Swiss woman reported abducted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region where rebels have...

Possible Swiss probe of ex-Gambia minister for crimes against humanity

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The man who served as interior minister under ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh could face charges of crimes against humanity, Swiss authorities...

Former Gambian minister detained in Switzerland

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Swiss police detained former Gambian Interior Minister Ousman Sonko near the Swiss capital of Berne on Thursday, newspaper Berner Zeitung said on...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...