Senegal court confirms ruling coalition parliament vote win

2017-08-15 17:19

Senegal's constitutional council has confirmed a widely expected landslide for the coalition of President Macky Sall in legislative elections, bolstering his image ahead of a 2019 re-election bid.

No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa's lions

2017-08-11 18:05

No longer king of the jungle: Fund launches to save Africa's lions as poaching remains a threat.

Ten arrested after Senegal soccer stadium deaths

2017-08-08 21:20

Ten football fans have been arrested in connection with a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup match in Dakar, Senegalese police have said.

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

2017-08-04 17:22

A popular Senegalese singer was arrested over "offensive" remarks widely shared online which attack President Macky Sall and the organisation of recent elections, police have said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Senegal, Nigeria

2017-08-01 12:32

Grace Mugabe tells President Robert Mugabe's deputies that they serve at her husband's will, and at least 41 men suspected of harbouring homosexuality acts have been arrested in Nigeria.

Senegal ruling party coalition claim election landslide

2017-07-31 18:30

The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister has said, bolstering Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019.

Senegalese vote in election that brought back ex-leader

2017-07-31 08:15

Voters in Senegal are casting ballots in a legislative election that has brought the country's former longtime leader back to the political scene.

President Sall faces double challenge as Senegal elects MPs

2017-07-28 13:09

Senegal is set to hold a legislative election following a campaign gripped by tension between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, the former president Abdoulaye Wade and Dakar's mayor, Khalifa Sall.

Senegal suspends sports events after football deaths

2017-07-16 20:09

Senegal suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster.

Activists criticise Senegal's slow progress on child begging

2017-07-12 10:30

Human rights groups in Senegal have criticised what they say is an ineffectual crackdown on child begging driven by Koranic schools, saying a year-long push to remove 50 000 children from the streets is failing.


Ten held in custody over Senegal stadium disaster

2017-08-13 09:35

Ten members of a Senegalese football club arrested over a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup final have been taken into custody, says officials.

Senegalese singer charged for remarks against president

2017-08-09 21:03

A Senegalese singer was formally charged with "offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news", says her lawyer, after an audio of her lashing out at President Macky Sall went viral.

Electoral commission confirms Senegal ruling coalition landslide

2017-08-06 14:37

Senegal's ruling coalition will take 125 of 165 seats in parliament, the body counting votes says, confirming an expected landslide for supporters of President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 re-election bid.

Gambia cancels diplomatic passports of ex-dictator, family

2017-08-02 20:11

Gambia's government has cancelled the diplomatic passports of former President Yahya Jammeh and his family members.

Senegal polls: Macky Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019 bolstered

2017-08-01 08:00

The ruling coalition of Senegal's president Macky Sall has won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister says, bolstering Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019.

Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

2017-07-31 14:23

Senegal has voted in a tense general election, with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot to thwart an opposition victory.

Senegal: five things to know

2017-07-28 20:28

Senegal, known for its stability and strong civil society, is one of the few African nations not to have suffered a coup since independence in 1960.

Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

2017-07-27 21:55

Dawn has barely broken as three of Senegal's estimated 50 000 child beggars dart through the capital's streets, hoping for a bag of sugar or a few coins to hand over to their teachers.

At least eight dead in Senegal stadium crush

2017-07-16 07:11

At least eight people have been killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes between supporters that were met by police firing tear gas.

West Africa's fight to keep bad medicine off shelves

2017-07-11 13:18

As West Africa declares war on the market for expired and counterfeit medicines, start-ups are putting quality control in the hands of patients to stop them risking their lives trying to get well.

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