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.

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.


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 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.

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