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.

Landmark science forum aims to halt Africa brain drain

2016-03-08 22:56

Africa's top scientists, policymakers and start-ups have gathered for a landmark conference aimed at stemming the continent's brain drain and encouraging governments to nurture research in fields from virology to maths.

West Africa braces for more attacks

2016-01-20 23:08

At the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, armed guards are inspecting the trunks of every taxi at the gate.

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.


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.

Senegal police heighten security after Burkino, Mali attacks

2016-01-27 06:43

Senegal's justice spokesman says police questioned about 900 people in the last few days as part of a heightened security operation after attacks by jihadis in Burkina Faso and Mali.

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.

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