DRC wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

2017-10-17 07:14

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

Senegal ferry disaster families fight for justice, 15 years on

2017-09-27 06:18

Idrissa Diallo lost three children in Senegal's Joola ferry disaster, one of the worst in maritime history, but on the tragedy's 15th anniversary he has questions left unanswered.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

2017-09-20 18:33

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally.

Safa wants R5 million for SWC replay

2017-09-17 08:30

SAFA will send a hefty invoice amounting to more than R5 million to Fifa for costs incurred for the now-botched World Cup qualifier against Senegal in November.

Senegal court confirms ruling coalition parliament vote win

2017-08-15 17:19

Senegal's constitutional council has confirmed a widely expected landslide for the coalition of President Macky Sall in legislative elections, bolstering his image ahead of a 2019 re-election bid.

No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa's lions

2017-08-11 18:05

No longer king of the jungle: Fund launches to save Africa's lions as poaching remains a threat.

Ten arrested after Senegal soccer stadium deaths

2017-08-08 21:20

Ten football fans have been arrested in connection with a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup match in Dakar, Senegalese police have said.

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

2017-08-04 17:22

A popular Senegalese singer was arrested over "offensive" remarks widely shared online which attack President Macky Sall and the organisation of recent elections, police have said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Senegal, Nigeria

2017-08-01 12:32

Grace Mugabe tells President Robert Mugabe's deputies that they serve at her husband's will, and at least 41 men suspected of harbouring homosexuality acts have been arrested in Nigeria.

Senegal ruling party coalition claim election landslide

2017-07-31 18:30

The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister has said, bolstering Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019.


In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

2017-10-16 06:00

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

Senegalese head of powerful Muslim brotherhood dies

2017-09-22 17:01

The head of the powerful Tijaniyya brotherhood of Muslims in Senegal has died, just six months after the passing of his predecessor, Senegalese media has reported.

US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

2017-09-19 21:01

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Senegal acquits activist for burning cash in anti-colonial protest

2017-08-30 15:08

A controversial West African activist who was arrested in Senegal for burning a bank note in an anti-colonial protest over the regional CFA franc has been acquitted by a Dakar court.

Ten held in custody over Senegal stadium disaster

2017-08-13 09:35

Ten members of a Senegalese football club arrested over a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup final have been taken into custody, says officials.

Senegalese singer charged for remarks against president

2017-08-09 21:03

A Senegalese singer was formally charged with "offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news", says her lawyer, after an audio of her lashing out at President Macky Sall went viral.

Electoral commission confirms Senegal ruling coalition landslide

2017-08-06 14:37

Senegal's ruling coalition will take 125 of 165 seats in parliament, the body counting votes says, confirming an expected landslide for supporters of President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 re-election bid.

Gambia cancels diplomatic passports of ex-dictator, family

2017-08-02 20:11

Gambia's government has cancelled the diplomatic passports of former President Yahya Jammeh and his family members.

Senegal polls: Macky Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019 bolstered

2017-08-01 08:00

The ruling coalition of Senegal's president Macky Sall has won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister says, bolstering Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019.

Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

2017-07-31 14:23

Senegal has voted in a tense general election, with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot to thwart an opposition victory.

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