Europe-bound migrants arrested in Libya

2015-10-08 19:37

Libyan authorities said almost 300 migrants, a third of them from Senegal, have been arrested as they prepared to board boats for the crossing to Europe.

Burkina Faso: Mediators deplore lack of dialogue after coup

2015-09-19 16:23

Senegal President Macky Sall deplored a 'lack of dialogue' as mediators entered a second day of talks over Burkina Faso's coup in which an elite military unit overthrew the transitional government.

More than 40 000 dead under Chad's Habre

2015-09-15 21:59

The number of Chadians killed under the brutal regime of ex-dictator Hissene Habre far exceeded the frequently-quoted estimate of 40 000, his trial in Senegal for atrocities has heard.

Search for missing plane continues

2015-09-06 21:06

The search is continuing for a medical evacuation plane, carrying seven people, which went down off the coast of Senegal.

Senegal court says receives war crimes complaint against Chad’s Deby

2015-09-03 17:21

The Senegalese court trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities has received a complaint of rights abuses against his successor, it says.

Trial of Chad's ex-leader Habre adjourned to Sept 7

2015-07-21 16:00

A Senegalese court has adjourned the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on charges of crimes against humanity to allow defence lawyers to prepare their case.

Senegal to stage 'historic' trial of Chadian former despot Habre

2015-07-19 12:03

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre is set to make history as he goes on trial in Senegal over his regime's brutality - the first time a despot from one African country has been called to account by another.

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.


Testimony mounts in Habre trial

2015-09-24 12:17

As an avalanche of testimony overwhelms exiled dictator Hissene Habre, his lawyers say there is no smoking gun linking him to the atrocities of 1980s Chad.

Senegal, Benin presidents to mediate in Burkina Faso after coup

2015-09-18 07:41

Senegal President Macky Sall, the current chairperson of Ecowas, and Benin’s president Thomas Boni Yayi are set to travel to Burkina Faso to mediate the wake of a military coup, an official says.

Missing plane may have bumped Boeing

2015-09-07 21:10

As the air and sea search involving four countries continues for a medical evacuation plane carrying seven people thought to have have bumped into a Boeing.

Medical evacuation plane carrying 7 people crashes off Senegal

2015-09-06 14:44

A medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, including a French patient, has crashed off the coast of Senegal, aviation sources say.

Mali, neighbours plan force to fight extremists

2015-09-02 20:55

Mali and neighbouring countries plan a new regional force to fight Islamic extremists.

Chad ex-dictator taken in and out of court

2015-07-20 18:42

Chad ex-dictator Hissene Habre has been taken into and then out of court for his trial in Senegal.

Kidnappers free 12 loggers in Senegal - army

2015-07-13 12:07

Twelve loggers who were kidnapped four days ago in the southern Casamance region of Senegal have been freed, an army source says.

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.

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