Senegal charges 4 over doctored WhatsApp photo of president

2017-06-03 17:31

Four people have been charged over sharing a doctored photo of Senegalese President Macky Sall's face superimposed on the body of a naked man via WhatsApp, a lawyer says.

From exile to appeal: Key dates since Habre fled Chad

2017-04-26 07:30

Key dates in Chad since the overthrow of former dictator Hissene Habre to his appeal against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 1990:

Thousands protest in Senegal against President Sall

2017-04-08 07:25

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Senegalese capital Dakar to protest against President Macky Sall and call for the release of political opponents.

Gambia's Barrow visits 'new ally' Senegal

2017-03-02 21:30

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has arrived in Senegal, which played a key role in his rise to power by helping force his predecessor Yahya Jammeh from office.

The Latest: Barrow, still in Senegal, prays for Gambia peace

2017-01-20 21:52

Gambia's newly inaugurated leader has prayed for peace in the country he has yet to return to.

Gambia's Barrow in Senegal 'until his inauguration'

2017-01-15 17:00

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of west African leaders until his planned inauguration this week, Senegalese sources have said.

Soldiers in Gambia streets amid peaceful transition calls

2016-12-12 06:05

Soldiers have stood watch on streets in Gambia's capital, as most residents went about ordinary life despite worries after their longtime leader said he would not accept election results that would force him to step down after 22 years in power

Senegal vows harsher sentences as death penalty debate rages

2016-11-22 20:06

Senegal's president has promised full-life sentences for murderers after a series of horrific crimes in the west African country, as calls mount to reinstate the death penalty.

Senegal leader's brother resigns over oil firm allegations

2016-10-15 11:01

The brother of Senegal's president has resigned from his controversial role at a commodities firm, sparking a violent protest by opposition groups who have levelled corruption allegations against him.

Senegal votes to limit presidential terms to five years

2016-03-23 07:32

Senegal has voted overwhelmingly in favour of limiting presidential terms to five years, the country's interior minister says, after a weekend referendum widely seen as a test of the president's popularity.


Senegal's ex-president in new power bid at 91

2017-05-30 19:34

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, aged 91, will head a list of opposition candidates for parliament in an election to take place on July 30, according to aides.

17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal

2017-04-25 13:00

A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal.

Senegal, Gambia announce new era of ties

2017-03-05 11:00

Senegal and The Gambia have affirmed a "new dynamic" between the two countries since the fall of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, and vowed to strengthen economic and military co-operation.

African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents

2017-01-30 20:45

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit.

Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal

2017-01-19 13:06

Gambia's president-elect has said he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.

African leaders apply pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

2017-01-10 06:06

West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

Senegal president joins calls to respect Gambia vote results

2016-12-11 19:00

Senegal's president has called on Gambia's leader to respect the results of the country's December 1 election that saw President Yahya Jammeh lose to his rival

Senegal lifts immunity on MP accused of murder

2016-11-12 09:02

Senegalese lawmakers have revoked an MP's immunity over charges that he gunned a man down in the street during pre-election clashes in 2011, paving the way for him to stand trial.

Ali Bongo to be sworn in as president of Gabon

2016-09-27 12:35

Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.

Turnout low in Senegal on constitutional change

2016-03-21 14:49

Turnout has been low for Senegal's controversial referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms, including cutting the presidential term.

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