Senegal leader calls for 'tolerant Islam' across Africa

2015-11-10 18:00

Senegal's President Macky Sall has called for African countries to promote a "tolerant Islam" and share intelligence to combat jihadist groups, while acknowledging recent arrests of preachers.

Mediators announce deal to end Burkina coup crisis

2015-09-21 08:59

Regional mediators seeking to peacefully roll back a military coup in Burkina Faso say they have negotiated a draft deal to end the crisis though they failed to secure the immediate restoration of civilian rule.

Senegal, Benin presidents to mediate in Burkina Faso after coup

2015-09-18 07:41

Senegal President Macky Sall, the current chairperson of Ecowas, and Benin’s president Thomas Boni Yayi are set to travel to Burkina Faso to mediate the wake of a military coup, an official says.

Graft: Senegal jails former president’s son

2015-03-23 19:57

A special court in Senegal has sentenced the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison and ordered him to pay a $228m fine, dashing his hopes of competing in presidential elections due in 2017.

African leaders in Burkina to urge army to hand over power

2014-11-05 14:43

Three west African leaders have arrived in Burkina Faso to pressure the country’s army into keeping its promise of a speedy handover of power to civilian government after the fall of president Blaise Compaore.

Vigilante 'border guards' keep Ebola out of Senegal

2014-09-06 12:01

Vigilante 'border guards' are becoming an increasingly common sight in Senegal since a Guinean student brought Ebola into the country.

Africa 'needs to rely on itself for infrastructure'

2014-06-16 14:02

Africa needs to first rely on internal investment if it is to achieve the infrastructure developments it urgently needs, the president of Senegal says.

Senegal's Wade accuses Dakar of homecoming delay

2014-04-25 10:29

Senegalese ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, who is due to return home after two years in exile, has accused his successor Macky Sall of manoeuvring against him.

Wade to return home ahead of son's trial

2014-04-22 14:49

Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party says, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.

Senegal jails gay couple for 'unnatural act'

2014-02-01 21:59

A judge in Senegal has sentenced two men to six months' jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges.


Burkina coup leaders sign deal with army to stand down

2015-09-23 07:37

Burkina Faso coup leaders have agreed to return to their barracks and said they would restore the deposed president to power, signing a deal with the army that apparently defused a tense standoff sparked by last week’s putsch.

Burkina Faso: Mediators deplore lack of dialogue after coup

2015-09-19 16:23

Senegal President Macky Sall deplored a 'lack of dialogue' as mediators entered a second day of talks over Burkina Faso's coup in which an elite military unit overthrew the transitional government.

West Africa's Ecowas extends mission in crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau

2015-09-13 07:33

West Africa's Ecowas regional bloc has extended a security force in Guinea-Bissau into 2016 to help protect state institutions amid a political crisis that has left the country without a government.

Senegal president to shorten term

2015-03-19 06:07

Senegal's president wants to trim his term in office to 'set an example' for African leaders.

Ebola: Guinean remains in isolation in Senegal

2014-09-09 17:24

A Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly Ebola disease in Senegal is now in isolation in a Dakar hospital and his condition is improving, the health ministry says.

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal PM

2014-07-07 13:34

Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal’s president who once worked for the UN, has been named the country’s new PM, two days after the resignation of his predecessor.

Senegal tense as nation awaits ex-president's return

2014-04-25 15:14

Senegalese security forces have been braced for the controversial homecoming of exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade, two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Senegal: Wade returns home to support son

2014-04-23 12:19

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is expected back in the country after two years abroad. His return is seen as aimed at supporting his son who is facing jail for corruption.

Anti-gay violence: 4 held in Senegal

2014-02-04 07:41

Police in Senegal have arrested four young men accused of hunting down and injuring gay men with stones and batons, an official says.

5 charged under Senegal's anti-gay law

2013-11-14 18:49

A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country’s anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up to five years for homosexual acts.

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