ARTICLES RELATING TO MACKY SALL

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.

Call for more troops to secure peace in Mali

2013-10-26 10:05

Leaders of the 15-nation west African bloc Ecowas have met in Senegal to call for "urgent steps" from the international community to secure peace in Mali and discuss the creation of a single currency.

Mauritania to provide power to Senegal

2013-09-12 14:23

Mauritania is to begin providing energy-starved Senegal with electricity within two years, both sides have announced after a summit between their presidents in Dakar.

Senegal's president removes PM

2013-09-01 21:03

Senegal's president has removed his prime minister about a year and a half after he was chosen for the position.

 

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.

Zuma to visit Senegal

2013-09-28 14:13

President Jacob Zuma is set to undertake a state visit to Senegal next week, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

Youssou Ndour removed from Senegal govt

2013-09-03 08:22

Grammy-winning singer Youssou Ndour is no longer Senegal's tourism minister, according to the Cabinet list announced by new Prime Minister Aminata Toure.

Ex-Chad dictator charged over war crimes

2013-07-02 21:15

Senegalese authorities have charged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with genocide and crimes against humanity and remanded him in custody.

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