Senegal


Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

Senegal closes borders with Guinea over Ebola

2014-08-22 06:17

Senegal closed its borders with Guinea on Thursday over fears of the Ebola epidemic, more than three months after it re-opened them, said a statement from the interior ministry.

Senegal ex-president's son on trial for corruption

2014-07-31 19:44

The flamboyant 'super minister' son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial, accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal PM

2014-07-07 13:34

Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal’s president who once worked for the UN, has been named the country’s new PM, two days after the resignation of his predecessor.

Senegal prime minister sacked

2014-07-05 14:40

Senegal's president on Friday sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.

West African experts call for drugs decriminalisation

2014-06-12 20:37

A panel of experts has called for minor drugs offences to be decriminalised in west Africa, where trafficking, consumption and production is undermining development and causing a public health crisis.

Group files case in Senegal over DRC killings

2014-06-05 09:08

A human rights group says it has filed a criminal complaint in Senegal against a senior Congolese police officer, accusing him of involvement in the killing of two prominent activists in DRC.

Nigeria kidnappings: UK spy plane breaks down

2014-05-20 15:18

A UK spy plane sent to search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Nigeria's al-Qaeda-linked Islamists Boko Haram has reportedly broken down and forced to land in Senegal for repairs.

Senegalese rebel leader declares ceasefire

2014-04-30 19:07

One of Senegal's most high-profile leaders in the southern Casamance region has declared a ceasefire to assist negotiations to end the insurgency.

Senegal's ex-president Wade returns home

2014-04-26 10:29

Exiled former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has made a controversial homecoming two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Senegal's Wade accuses Dakar of homecoming delay

2014-04-25 10:29

Senegalese ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, who is due to return home after two years in exile, has accused his successor Macky Sall of manoeuvring against him.

Senegal police disperse ex-president Wade crowds

2014-04-24 13:26

Senegalese police dispersed hundreds of supporters of former President Abdoulaye Wade who gathered at Dakar airport to welcome him back two years after losing power.

Wade to return home ahead of son's trial

2014-04-22 14:49

Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party says, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.

Anti-graft judges to rule on Wade's son

2014-04-16 19:15

Judges in Senegal are deliberating on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1bn.

Habre lawyers say war crimes trial 'political'

2014-04-11 08:56

The lawyers for Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre say his prosecution in Senegal for genocide is politically motivated and driven by the Chadian spy agency.

Greenpeace: Our oceans are in crisis

2014-04-07 12:20

Greenpeace has released a new report focusing on one of the largest fishing ports in Senegal - a place that once swarmed with fish but is now facing a fish shortage.

Senegal closes border over Guinea Ebola

2014-03-30 09:29

Guinea is racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, while neighbouring Senegal has closed its border.

Senegal law bans smoking in public

2014-03-16 19:05

Senegal's health minister says lawmakers have banned tobacco advertising and smoking in public places.

$2bn needed to combat Sahel hunger

2014-02-04 07:41

The UN is seeking $2bn this year to combat food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region, where 1.2 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of violence.

UN warns climate change is drowning Senegal

2014-01-29 09:33

The UN's head of disaster risk has warned that flooding caused by climate change had become an emergency in Senegal, with some towns finding themselves underwater for large parts of the year.

Senegal to free Russian trawler in fishing row

2014-01-21 16:03

Moscow says Senegalese authorities would release the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov after impounding the ship for two weeks over alleged illegal fishing.

 

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

Senegal ex-president's son on trial

2014-07-31 22:27

The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

2014-07-29 15:29

President Barack Obama has spoken out against gender oppression in Africa that he says is "crippling" parts of the continent.

Ghana testing US citizen for Ebola – ministry

2014-07-07 13:34

Authorities in Ghana are testing a US citizen for Ebola after he fell ill following a recent trip to Guinea and Sierra Leone, a senior government official says.

France drops investigation against Wade’s son

2014-06-17 19:06

French judges have dropped a corruption investigation against Karim Wade, the son of Senegal’s ex-president, his lawyer says, weeks before he is due to go on trial in the West African country.

ArcelorMittal to cough up $150m in damages

2014-06-06 15:49

Arcelormittal has agreed to pay Senegal $150m in cash as damages to settle a dispute with the West African nation over a failed mine deal.

Turks fail to get pristine beach for embassy

2014-05-29 07:22

Senegal will seek a new site for the Turkish embassy after plans to built it on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Dakar sparked fierce protests from environmentalists.

Senegal police seize ton of marijuana

2014-05-15 11:29

Senegalese police have arrested a Malian man after seizing more than a ton of marijuana amid a spate of drug finds in the west African country, local media said on Wednesday.

Gambia reopens borders with Senegal

2014-04-26 10:29

The Gambia has reopened its borders with Senegal, ending a week-long diplomatic stand-off between the west African neighbours.

Senegal tense as nation awaits ex-president's return

2014-04-25 15:14

Senegalese security forces have been braced for the controversial homecoming of exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade, two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Senegal ex-president's homecoming delayed

2014-04-24 16:37

Senegal's exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade is to make his controversial homecoming two days later than planned, with supporters claiming he was deliberately held up en route.

Senegal: Wade returns home to support son

2014-04-23 12:19

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is expected back in the country after two years abroad. His return is seen as aimed at supporting his son who is facing jail for corruption.

Ex-Senegalese president's son to face trial

2014-04-17 20:37

An official has said that the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

2014-04-15 07:49

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

2014-04-09 10:17

Senegal has vowed it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.

Guinea says Ebola death toll rises to 78

2014-03-31 14:50

Health authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least 78 people have died after contracting the Ebola virus.

Senegal fails to stop forced child begging

2014-03-19 21:03

Human Rights Watch says tens of thousands of boys in Senegal who attend Quranic boarding schools are still being forced to beg each day.

Anti-gay violence: 4 held in Senegal

2014-02-04 07:41

Police in Senegal have arrested four young men accused of hunting down and injuring gay men with stones and batons, an official says.

Senegal jails gay couple for 'unnatural act'

2014-02-01 21:59
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A judge in Senegal has sentenced two men to six months' jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges.

Senegal releases detained Russian boat

2014-01-23 07:38

Senegalese authorities say they have released a Russian boat that was caught fishing illegally off the coast of the West African nation.

Mali, Senegal evacuate 100s from restive CAR

2014-01-07 10:04

Mali and Senegal have repatriated hundreds of their nationals fleeing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, officials in Bamako and Dakar say.

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