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Bus crash in Senegal kills 25 people, some on pilgrimage

2017-11-06 19:16

Senegal reports say two buses collided, killing at least 25 people and injuring at least a dozen, including many who were heading to an annual pilgrimage

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.

Senegalese vote in election that brought back ex-leader

2017-07-31 08:15

Voters in Senegal are casting ballots in a legislative election that has brought the country's former longtime leader back to the political scene.

Senegal's ex-president returns for legislative elections

2017-07-11 10:14

Hundreds of people have filled the streets of Dakar outside the airport to welcome former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade, who returned to lead his party into legislative elections after spending years abroad following a failed bid for a third term in office.

Senegal's ex-president in new power bid at 91

2017-05-30 19:34

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, aged 91, will head a list of opposition candidates for parliament in an election to take place on July 30, according to aides.

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.

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.

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'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: 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.

 

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.

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.

President Sall faces double challenge as Senegal elects MPs

2017-07-28 13:09

Senegal is set to hold a legislative election following a campaign gripped by tension between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, the former president Abdoulaye Wade and Dakar's mayor, Khalifa Sall.

Senegal kicks off fractious legislative campaign

2017-07-10 06:17

Senegal has kicked off campaigning for parliamentary elections later this month, with a record number of candidates vying to weaken President Macky Sall - including 91-year-old ex-leader Abdoulaye Wade.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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