EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Chad, Senegal and Kenya join battle to to succeed Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-14 17:42

Kenya, Senegal and Chad will each nominate a candidate to become the new head of the African Union, which failed to choose a successor to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in July.

Senegal prisoner killed during riot becomes reform symbol

2016-09-28 17:51

A young father whose death in custody has spurred plans to build Senegal's first new prisons in five decades was killed by shots to the head, reports say.

Randgold seeks to increase reserves at Senegal deposit

2016-07-25 20:30

Randgold Resources needs to add an extra 1 million ounces of reserves to make the development of its Massawa resource in Senegal feasible, says its CEO.

Woodside taps into big oil find off Senegal

2016-07-14 21:15

Australia's Woodside Petroleum is expanding its push into West Africa, agreeing to buy ConocoPhillips' deepwater stakes off Senegal.

Medical aid group urges better HIV treatment in West Africa

2016-06-08 12:44

Governments need to improve access to HIV treatment in West and Central Africa, where critical medicines reach less than one-third of those in need, Doctors Without Borders say.

Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator

2016-05-30 06:53

The verdict and sentence is set to be delivered in the trial of Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre who is accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018

2016-05-26 22:28

Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed.

Senegal-Gambia border talks break up

2016-05-16 21:59

A first round of Senegal-Gambia talks to end a three-month border blockade has ended without agreement.

Gambia, Senegal hold border blockade talks

2016-05-15 09:47

Senegal and Gambia are due to hold talks aimed at ending a three-month border blockade that has created shortages of essential daily items on both sides of the frontier.


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.

Senegalese wrestle with ethnicity while reaching for dreams of success

2016-10-02 20:00

Wrestling is Senegal’s national sport. But the presence of an ethnic discourse within the sporting arena may well threaten the notion of the multi-ethnic nation state.

In Senegal, young women challenge boundaries through coding

2016-09-16 15:09

Mobile phones are central to online life in Senegal. Nearly 95% of internet connections in the country occur via mobile phones, according to research.

Senegalese police sweep children off streets

2016-07-23 14:44

Numerous children have been coaxed off the streets of Dakar, crying and frightened, where they have spent their childhoods.

Ex-Senegal president's son freed after graft pardon

2016-06-24 18:00

Senegalese President Macky Sall has pardoned Karim Wade, the divisive son of his predecessor, letting the former minister go free after serving half of a six-year sentence for graft.

Senegal imam school teacher jailed for condoning terrorism

2016-06-01 20:33

A Senegalese court has sentenced a geography teacher to a year in jail for condoning terrorism while serving as an imam in his spare time.

Killer hippos spread fear in Senegal

2016-05-27 18:59

Lying in hospital with bloodied bandages over the deep gashes in his legs, Senegalese fisherman Ali Fall recalls the moment a hippopotamus tried to kill him as he hauled in nets in a local river.

Senegal-Gambia border reopens

2016-05-25 21:00

Senegal's border with the Gambia has reopened to commercial traffic after a three-month blockade caused by Senegalese truckers.

Gambia president hits out at Senegal over border dispute

2016-05-15 21:03

Provocative comments by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh have threatened to overshadow talks with Senegal aimed at resolving a three-month border blockade.

Senegal signs accord giving US forces permament access to the country

2016-05-03 09:46

Senegal and the US have signed a defence accord allowing "the permanent presence" of American soldiers in the west African country, especially to help fight against the terrorist threat.

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