Senegal joins nations cutting ties with Qatar

2017-06-07 20:08

The West African nation of Senegal is recalling its ambassador from Qatar, joining several Middle Eastern countries that have cut diplomatic ties in recent days.

Senegal's ex-president in new power bid at 91

2017-05-30 19:34

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, aged 91, will head a list of opposition candidates for parliament in an election to take place on July 30, according to aides.

Death toll from Senegal spiritual retreat fire rises to 34

2017-05-03 15:00

Authorities in Senegal say the death toll from a fire at a religious pilgrimage site last month has risen to 34.

Chad's Habre: desert warlord turned brutal tyrant

2017-04-28 11:57

A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror.

Final verdict for Chad's Habre on war crimes appeal

2017-04-27 11:12

Chad's former president Hissene Habre will learn on Thursday if his lawyers' appeal against sentences for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape have been successful, following his landmark conviction by a special court last year.

20 dead after boat capsizes in Senegal

2017-04-25 17:00

Firefighters say at least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, have been killed after their wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal.

Morocco, US stage joint military exercise

2017-04-23 11:17

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1 300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and military officials have said.

Stampede after blaze rips though makeshift shelters at Senegal religious retreat, 22 dead

2017-04-13 14:56

A fire has ripped through makeshift shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal, killing at least 22 people and triggering a stampede, firefighters say.

Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Thousands protest in Senegal against President Sall

2017-04-08 07:25

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Senegalese capital Dakar to protest against President Macky Sall and call for the release of political opponents.


Senegal charges 4 over doctored WhatsApp photo of president

2017-06-03 17:31

Four people have been charged over sharing a doctored photo of Senegalese President Macky Sall's face superimposed on the body of a naked man via WhatsApp, a lawyer says.

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

2017-05-22 18:59

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

'Tontine' microcredit helps Senegal women

2017-04-30 22:28

After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won a jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood.

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

2017-04-28 09:54

An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges

From exile to appeal: Key dates since Habre fled Chad

2017-04-26 07:30

Key dates in Chad since the overthrow of former dictator Hissene Habre to his appeal against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 1990:

17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal

2017-04-25 13:00

A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal.

Senegal declares 3 days of mourning as fire death toll rises

2017-04-14 22:34

Senegal has announced three days of mourning for the victims of a massive fire at a Muslim religious retreat, as the death toll from the catastrophe rose to 25.

20 killed in fire at Muslim spiritual retreat in Senegal

2017-04-13 13:47

Senegal says at least 20 people have been killed in a fire while attending a Muslim spiritual retreat in the eastern part of the country.

How we learned that sea cows are more African than lions

2017-04-13 12:29

Sea cows (Sirenia) descended from four legged mammals that roamed Africa when this continent was isolated. They belong to the Afrotheria, the 'African beasts', writes Julien Benoit.

Religious TV station in Senegal accidentally airs porn

2017-03-22 19:02

An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur "X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming.

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