West African Piracy overtakes Somali ship attacks

Piracy off the coast of West Africa has now overtaken Somali piracy, a report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and other seafarers' groups...

G8 Northern Ireland summit: Syria set to top agenda

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Iranians celebrate Hassan Rouhani’s election as president

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets of Tehran, shouting pro-reform slogans and hailing Hassan Rouhani's election as president. The reformist-backed cleric won just...

Nelson Mandela ‘recovering well’ – grandson

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "recovering well" in hospital, his grandson says. Mr Mandela is spending his eighth day in hospital in the...

US Supreme Court says human DNA cannot be patented

In a unanimous ruling, the US supreme court says that human genes cannot be patented, as DNA is a product of nature. But the court said...

Russia to enhance stronger-ties with Nigeria

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South African ex-President condition unchanged

The 94-year-old former president was admitted to hospital in the early hours of Saturday with a recurring lung infection. He was described by the...

Ghana arrests gold miners from Niger, Nigeria and Togo

Ghana's police have arrested at least 55 West Africans from Niger, Nigeria and Togo suspected of illegal gold mining. Ghanaian law prevents foreigners from working...

Iraq market bombing kills 12 or more

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Nelson Mandela hospitalised with lung infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in serious but stable condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a lung...

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