The former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, has been hailed by jubilant supporters as he crossed the Senegalese capital in a convoy during the night, following his release from prison.
According to provincial tally, Sall garnered at least 57 percent of votes, paving the way for his second and final term.
A traditional march of the Mouride Brotherhood, a Sufi order with a mass following in Senegal, has converged on the holy city of Touba for the Grand Magal, its biggest annual celebration.
A Senegalese court has upheld a five-year jail term against leading politician Khalifa Sall in a ruling that bars him from running in presidential elections due next February.
Social media has reacted angrily after 5-day-old twin girls were 'burnt to death in hospital' in Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa reportedly stopped his motorcade to queue for fried chicken.
Senegal's president Macky Sall will drop the reigns of power for 12 days in June to support the Lions of Teranga at the World Cup in Russia.
An international push to get a quarter of a billion children back to school got under way at a conference aiming to fund education in defiance of poverty and unrest.
A rebel movement in a restive southern region of Senegal has blamed the massacre of 13 young men at the weekend on a feud in the illegal teak logging industry.
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
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.
Opposition politicians and campaign groups in Senegal have accused the government of secrecy after the BBC reported that a brother of the president had benefited from lucrative dealings in the gas sector.
Senegalese voters are choosing whether to give President Macky Sall a second term in office as he faces four challengers.
Senegal's president, Macky Sall, has sacked the mayor of Dakar, one of the country's most popular politicians, after an appeal court upheld a five-year jail term against him.
Dakar and Nouakchott have signed a fresh agreement which will allow Senegalese fishermen to work in Mauritanian waters, Senegalese authorities have said.
Senegal President Macky Sall is in Russia and will attend his country's World Cup game against Poland in Moscow.
Dakar's mayor on Wednesday accused the Senegalese state of full knowledge of a slush fund held outside official accounts as he defended himself against embezzlement accusations in a high-profile corruption trial.
Sixteen people are to be prosecuted in connection with the massacre of 14 young men in Senegal's troubled region of Casamance, a source close to the case has said.
Flights to and from Dakar's brand-new airport have been cancelled after air traffic controllers went on strike just eight days after it opened.
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.
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.
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