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.

West Africa conference focuses on threat posed by jihadists

2015-11-10 11:03

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have said at the opening of a regional conference on the jihadist threat.

Trial against Chad ex-dictator Habre postponed to next year

2015-10-28 15:07

The war crimes trial against Chadian former president Hissene Habre has been postponed to early next year in Senegal’s capital Dakar to give witnesses more time to testify.

Ukraine, Egypt, Japan win UN Security Council seats

2015-10-15 19:40

Ukraine, Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay have won non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for 2016-17.

Testimony mounts in Habre trial

2015-09-24 12:17

As an avalanche of testimony overwhelms exiled dictator Hissene Habre, his lawyers say there is no smoking gun linking him to the atrocities of 1980s Chad.

Senegal, Benin presidents to mediate in Burkina Faso after coup

2015-09-18 07:41

Senegal President Macky Sall, the current chairperson of Ecowas, and Benin’s president Thomas Boni Yayi are set to travel to Burkina Faso to mediate the wake of a military coup, an official says.

Missing plane may have bumped Boeing

2015-09-07 21:10

As the air and sea search involving four countries continues for a medical evacuation plane carrying seven people thought to have have bumped into a Boeing.

Medical evacuation plane carrying 7 people crashes off Senegal

2015-09-06 14:44

A medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, including a French patient, has crashed off the coast of Senegal, aviation sources say.

Mali, neighbours plan force to fight extremists

2015-09-02 20:55

Mali and neighbouring countries plan a new regional force to fight Islamic extremists.

Chad ex-dictator taken in and out of court

2015-07-20 18:42

Chad ex-dictator Hissene Habre has been taken into and then out of court for his trial in Senegal.


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.

West Africa conference focuses on jihadist threat

2015-11-10 05:58

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have warned.

Senegal turns to sewage in bid to meet renewable goals

2015-10-23 09:00

In one of the first projects of its kind in Africa, Senegal's government and charitable organisations are installing new toilets that turn waste into compost or break down matter with worms in a bid to lower health risks.

Europe-bound migrants arrested in Libya

2015-10-08 19:37

Libyan authorities said almost 300 migrants, a third of them from Senegal, have been arrested as they prepared to board boats for the crossing to Europe.

Burkina Faso: Mediators deplore lack of dialogue after coup

2015-09-19 16:23

Senegal President Macky Sall deplored a 'lack of dialogue' as mediators entered a second day of talks over Burkina Faso's coup in which an elite military unit overthrew the transitional government.

More than 40 000 dead under Chad's Habre

2015-09-15 21:59

The number of Chadians killed under the brutal regime of ex-dictator Hissene Habre far exceeded the frequently-quoted estimate of 40 000, his trial in Senegal for atrocities has heard.

Search for missing plane continues

2015-09-06 21:06

The search is continuing for a medical evacuation plane, carrying seven people, which went down off the coast of Senegal.

Senegal court says receives war crimes complaint against Chad’s Deby

2015-09-03 17:21

The Senegalese court trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities has received a complaint of rights abuses against his successor, it says.

Trial of Chad's ex-leader Habre adjourned to Sept 7

2015-07-21 16:00

A Senegalese court has adjourned the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on charges of crimes against humanity to allow defence lawyers to prepare their case.

Senegal to stage 'historic' trial of Chadian former despot Habre

2015-07-19 12:03

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre is set to make history as he goes on trial in Senegal over his regime's brutality - the first time a despot from one African country has been called to account by another.

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