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.

Chad's Faki assumes African Union leadership, pledges reform

2017-03-14 22:02

Chad's former foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has assumed office as head of the African Union Commission, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's many crises.

Africa whistleblowers' initiative launches in Senegal

2017-03-07 22:04

Lawyers and human rights campaigners have launched an initiative for African whistleblowers in Senegal, aimed at providing a secure means of exposing wrongdoing on the continent.

Senegal, Gambia announce new era of ties

2017-03-05 11:00

Senegal and The Gambia have affirmed a "new dynamic" between the two countries since the fall of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, and vowed to strengthen economic and military co-operation.

Gambia's Barrow visits 'new ally' Senegal

2017-03-02 21:30

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has arrived in Senegal, which played a key role in his rise to power by helping force his predecessor Yahya Jammeh from office.

Two Malians arrested in Senegal over I Coast beach attack

2017-02-24 10:08

Senegalese police have arrested two Malians suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort last year that killed 19 people.

Regional military force in Gambia being reduced to 500

2017-02-10 17:30

Authorities say the West African regional military force that has been securing Gambia during its political transition is being reduced to 500 troops.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat, a career politician at AU helm

2017-01-30 20:45

As Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamists in Nigeria, Mali and the Sahel, raising his profile at home and abroad.

Zuma 'likely to vote for Kenyan candidate to replace Dlamini-Zuma at AU'... find out why

2017-01-27 11:30

Even though SA should officially support a candidate from southern Africa, unofficial talk is that President Jacob Zuma will vote for the Kenyan candidate to replace Nkosazana Dlamani-Zuma as AU Commission chair. Find out why?

Gambia's turbulent transfer of power: How it happened

2017-01-26 17:31

Gambia's new president is finally arriving in the country, a week after taking the oath of office abroad amid a whirlwind political crisis.


Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies

2017-03-16 20:26

The head of one of Senegal's influential Muslim orders has died after a life spent promoting an open interpretation of Islam in a region battling jihadist influence, local media has reported.

Mayor of Senegal capital charged with fraud: lawyer

2017-03-08 08:38

The embattled mayor of Senegal's capital Dakar has been charged with embezzlement of public funds and placed in custody, one of his lawyers says.

Senegalese film scoops top award at Africa film fest

2017-03-06 16:02

"Felicite," a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son's treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize at Africa's top cinema festival.

12 dead, dozens injured in Senegal road crash

2017-03-04 21:02

Twelve people were killed and almost 50 injured in western Senegal when a bus crashed into a minibus after the driver reportedly fell asleep.

African governments urged to donate to fund for war victims

2017-03-01 17:40

An official associated with the International Criminal Court is urging African governments to contribute to a trust fund for victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappeared

2017-02-20 20:44

Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January.

Forced evictions dragging down African investment: report

2017-02-10 11:45

Forced evictions are at the heart of most African land disputes, and local anger over those displacements threatens investment across the continent, a report has said.

Gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service

2017-01-28 16:30

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow is promising an overhaul of the country's feared security forces as he works to rebuild a country that lived under authoritarian rule for more than 22 years.

Nigeria casts its first social safety net

2017-01-26 19:56

Nearly two years after taking office, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is making good on an election vow to help the poor, deploying a welfare scheme that is gaining traction across Africa.

At least 8 000 Gambians return home since Jammeh's exit

2017-01-25 06:54

At least 8 000 Gambians who fled the country have returned since strongman Yahya Jammeh went into exile after being threatened with regional military intervention, says the UN refugee agency.

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