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.

Ex-dictator Habre appears in court

2013-07-02 16:22

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre has appeared in court after his arrest in Senegal by investigators seeking to put him on trial for crimes against humanity.

Senegal: Obama gets lessons on Goree

2013-06-28 08:01

President Barack Obama says he has learned some lessons on a visit to Goree Island, where he toured a slave house and gazed out at the Atlantic Ocean through what’s known as the Door of No return.

Obama promotes gay rights in Africa

2013-06-27 17:15

President Barack Obama has praised the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage as a "victory for American democracy", but clashed with his African host over gay rights.


US President Barack Obama has arrived in Senegal, his first destination in a three-country visit to Africa.

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Obama set to meet African leaders

2013-03-28 19:34

President Barack Obama is set to meet leaders from four sub-Saharan African nations to stress the need to develop democratic institutions on a continent scarred by poverty and unrest.

18 pilgrims killed in Senegal road crash

2013-01-02 16:26

A minibus and a coach packed with pilgrims have collided in western Senegal, killing at least 18 people and leaving another 16 wounded, say emergency services.

Senegal ex-leader's son quizzed on graft

2012-11-22 22:32

The son of Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade has been summoned for questioning over graft claims against him for the fourth time this year, say a source close to the investigation.

Senegal scraps senate and vp

2012-09-19 20:48

Senegalese lawmakers have scrapped the Senate, or upper house, and the post of vice-president in a bid to save money for flood victims, the state news agency reported.

Senegal scraps senate

2012-09-13 22:23

Senegal's parliament has passed laws to scrap the Senate, or upper house, and the post of vice-president.

President wants to cut Senate for floods

2012-08-29 12:01

Senegal's President Macky Sall wants to abolish the Senate and use the money saved for the fight against floods that have claimed at least 13 lives in two weeks.

Clinton heads to Ebola-stricken Uganda

2012-08-02 13:20

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has flown out of Senegal and headed to Uganda before visiting the world’s newest nation South Sudan.

Clinton to visit S Sudan on Africa trip

2012-07-31 08:04

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit troubled South Sudan on an 11-day Africa trip aimed at spurring economic growth, peace and security, a US official says.

Senegal cops again quiz Wade's son

2012-07-06 12:13

Senegalese police have again questioned the son and ex-minister of former president Abdoulaye Wade as part of a probe into the old region, reports say.

Big polls win for Senegal presidential camp

2012-07-04 21:55

Senegalese President Macky Sall's coalition has won a landslide majority in legislative polls, swooping up 119 of 150 seats in the national assembly, according to official results.

Habre to be tried in Senegal – Sall

2012-06-25 16:08

Senegal's president Macky Sall says Chad’s ex-president Hissene Habre, accused of mass murder, will not be extradited to Belgium but tried in Senegal.

Senegal's ex-president Wade not retiring

2012-06-18 21:57

Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, 86, who lost a controversial re-election bid in March, will not be retiring from politics, an interview says.


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.

Obama pledges food aid to W Africa

2013-06-28 13:43

US President Barack Obama has wrapped up the first leg of his Africa tour by pledging more money to boost food security in West Africa.

Obama welcomes trial of ex-dictator

2013-06-27 22:59

US President Barack Obama has hailed Senegal's efforts to prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre as a sign of the country's commitment to justice in Africa.


Barack Obama in Senegal

2013-06-27 14:55

US President Barack Obama has started his three-nation trip to Africa with a visit to Senegal. See all the pictures.

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Obama sees a hopeful democratic Senegal

2013-06-27 07:59

President Barack Obama has kicked off his visit to re-engage Africa with the hopeful democratic example of the west African country of Senegal.

Senegal to close Islamic schools

2013-03-05 16:56

Senegal's president says the government will close all Islamic schools that do not meet basic safety standards, after nine children in a Qu'ranic school died in a fire.

Sall mediates Ivorian reconciliation bids

2012-12-14 16:01

Senegalese President Macky Sall has met Ivory Coast’s main opposition party in Dakar in a bid to mediate stalled reconciliation efforts after deadly poll violence last year, his office says.

Senegal ministers lose jobs in reshuffle

2012-10-30 10:44

Senegalese President Macky Sall has kicked out his foreign and interior ministers in a major government reshuffle.

Warning against 'terrorism' in N Mali

2012-09-18 10:43

Senegal and Mauritania's leaders have voiced concern about "serious threats" from the Islamist takeover of northern Mali, warning against terrorism and the partition of the west African nation.

Senegal floods unearth ancient artefacts

2012-09-03 21:48

Heavy rainfall and floods in the Senegalese capital Dakar have unearthed treasures believed to date back several thousands of years, university researchers say.

Clinton to urge Sudans to fix problems

2012-08-03 09:17

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will highlight Washington's concern over unresolved issues between Sudan and South Sudan during a visit to the state born a year ago.

Clinton starts Africa swing in Senegal

2012-08-01 07:50

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Senegal's capital Dakar at the start of a seven nation, 11-day trip to Africa due to focus on regional peace and security.

Senegal's restive south agrees to talks

2012-07-16 18:17

A rebel chief in Senegal's troubled Casamance says he is willing to enter peace talks with Dakar, but that negotiations must first be held within the fractured separatist movement.

Senegal's army, rebels clash

2012-07-06 10:40

A military spokesperson says Senegalese soldiers in the country’s south have clashed with separatists from the rebel Democratic Forces of Casamance in fighting that killed several of the insurgents.

Senegal's Sall seen winning parly vote

2012-07-02 07:47

A coalition backing new Senegalese President Macky Sall is poised to win majority seats in parliament, according to provisional results after legislative elections in the west African country.

Senegal ex-minister in police custody

2012-06-21 21:26

Senegal's former interior minister Ousmane Ngom has been held in police custody after his arrest which is believed to be linked to a probe by the new regime into corruption by former officials.

Senegal poll campaign, opposition unhappy

2012-06-10 22:25

Campaigning has begun in Senegal ahead of next month's legislative polls, with the former ruling party crying foul over corruption probes launched against key members after the election of President Macky Sall.

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