Senegal reassures about ex-Guantanamo detainees

2016-04-06 06:29

Senegal's justice minister says the West African nation has agreed to take in two former detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for humanitarian reasons.

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.

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.

US counter-terror sleuths coach African counterparts

2016-02-23 22:24

A group of plainclothes police, soldiers and investigators huddle over the charred wreckage of a blue Mercedes near Senegal's dusty third city, Thies, the vehicle's two occupants blown apart by a bomb.

Habre had power of life and death

2016-02-09 08:36

Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre had the 'power of life and death' over his people, a lawyer for victims of atrocities carried out during his 1980s reign says.

Senegal hails huge gas reserves

2016-01-29 17:00

Senegal has hailed the discovery of offshore gas reserves estimated at 450 billion cubic metres as a game changer for the west African nation.

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.

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.

Deck the halls! Muslim Senegal celebrates Christmas

2015-12-24 22:14

A festival is a festival! Muslim-majority Senegal gets into the Christmas spirit

Senegal bans burqas

2015-11-17 22:22

The West African nation of Senegal says it's banning the most conservative Islamic apparel worn by women.


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 referendum to reduce presidential term

2016-03-20 18:43

Senegalese residents are voting on a referendum that proposes sweeping constitutional reforms including a reduction of the presidential term from 7 to 5 years.

US urges tighter West Africa responses

2016-03-02 06:02

West Africa's armed forces, police and governments need to ramp up cross-border links to contain Islamist groups now increasingly staging spectacular attacks on civilian targets, US and local top brass say.

Senegal's top court rejects president's bid to cut term

2016-02-17 10:17

Senegalese leader Macky Sall says the country's top court had rejected his proposal to cut his current presidential term by two years to five.

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests

2016-02-08 20:07

The arrests of four imams in Senegal have underscored fears that extremism could be taking hold in pockets of the long-moderate predominantly Muslim country.

Huge gas reserves found off Senegal

2016-01-28 19:41

Senegal has hailed the discovery of offshore gas reserves estimated at 450 billion cubic metres as a game changer for the west African nation.

Police arrest anti-gay demonstrators in Senegal

2016-01-23 11:48

The head of an anti-gay coalition says police have arrested 11 people in Senegal's capital during a demonstration against the release of 11 other Senegalese accused of homosexual acts.

Senegal frees alleged homosexuals targeted by mob

2015-12-30 13:25

Senegalese authorities have freed 11 people who escaped a lynch mob after being arrested at a gay wedding for "alleged homosexuality", local media and witnesses say.

13 dead, over 450 hurt in Senegal festival accidents

2015-12-02 17:54

Thirteen people have died in dozens of traffic accidents in central Senegal related to an annual Muslim festival, the Magal, emergency services say.

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.

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