Senegal


Chadian dictator's trial to feature 4 000 victims - lawyers

2015-06-29 21:52

More than 4 000 victims have been registered in the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities committed during his presidency, their lawyers say.

Senegal seizes illegal elephant hair jewellery

2015-06-11 19:08

Senegalese authorities have broken up a ring of traffickers selling jewellery made from the tuft of hair at the end of an elephant's tail.

Senegalese flock to the beach for workouts

2015-05-12 21:20

Dakar's Fann Beach has become a massive outdoor gym for Senegalese as the sun goes down.

Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite danger

2015-04-23 21:36

In Africa, dreams of reaching Europe remain strong in spite of boat fatalities and the jihadi threat.

Senegal scraps visas for tourists

2015-04-05 11:42

Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors and will slash taxes on air fares as it seeks to revive a struggling tourism sector.

Graft: Senegal jails former president’s son

2015-03-23 19:57

A special court in Senegal has sentenced the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison and ordered him to pay a $228m fine, dashing his hopes of competing in presidential elections due in 2017.

Senegal president to shorten term

2015-03-19 06:07

Senegal's president wants to trim his term in office to 'set an example' for African leaders.

Senegal hosts US, African army chiefs

2015-02-09 21:27

Peace and security is the focus of a conference bringing together top American military brass and the heads of 35 African armies which has opened in Senegal.

Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed – WHO

2015-01-22 14:47

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, with fewer than 150 cases reported in the past week, but efforts must be pursued to stamp out the deadly disease, the WHO says.

Senegal ex-leader's son on hunger strike after 'hit' in court

2015-01-16 08:11

The son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has gone on hunger strike after being "beaten and injured" in court where he is on trial for corruption during his time as a minister, his lawyers say.

 

Senegal's reformers call for science to fix Ramadan dates

2015-06-19 13:11

The Muslim holy month of Ramandan unites the Islamic world in a devotional act of fasting from sunrise to sunset - but in Senegal its approach brings divisive arguments over the moon.

Conflicts displace 3.5m in Africa's Sahel region - UN

2015-05-29 10:42

The number of people displaced by conflicts in Africa’s Sahel has more than doubled in just over a year to a staggering 3.5 million, the UN says.

Senegal pledges 2 100 soldiers for coalition against Yemen rebels

2015-05-05 10:22

Senegal says it would send 2 100 soldiers to Saudi Arabia to join Riyadh's military coalition battling rebels in Yemen, at the request of Saudi King Salman.

Senegal marabouts force boys to beg

2015-04-20 19:56

Senegal is failing to protect thousands of boys in Islamic boarding schools from forced begging and torture at the hands of their teachers, HRW says.

Ebola relapses a year later

2015-03-24 06:29

Lapses that fuelled the Ebola outbreak after it was first discovered a year ago are dogging the final stages of the fight against the virus as fatigue and complacency set in.

Son of ex-Senegal leader faces verdict in graft case

2015-03-23 14:37

Anticipation is high in Senegal where a court is set to issue its verdict in the graft case of flamboyant former minister Karim Wade, son of ex-president Abdoulaye Wade.

Chad begins Boko Haram 'warm-up'

2015-02-16 21:44

Chad has launched a US-backed counter-terrorism exercise with 1 300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Senegal opens Guinea border

2015-01-26 19:26

Senegal has reopened its land border with Guinea pointing to the significant efforts of its neighbour in fighting Ebola..

Senegal ex-president's son ends hunger strike

2015-01-19 21:41

Karim Wade, son of Senegal's former president has ended his hunger strike begun in protest at the conditions of his trial for corruption.

Senegal court rejects Karim Wade bail

2014-12-30 06:10

A Senegalese court has rejected bail for former president Aboulaye Wade's son Karim, who is accused of amassing a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption during his time as a minister.

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