Supporters cheer Dakar ex-mayor on his release from jail

2019-10-01 11:06

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.

Incumbent Macky Sall wins Senegal's presidential elections - PM

2019-02-25 13:46

According to provincial tally, Sall garnered at least 57 percent of votes, paving the way for his second and final term.

Senegal's mass Mouride pilgrimage converges on holy city

2018-10-28 09:08

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.

Senegal court upholds five-year term for leading politician Khalifa Sall

2018-08-30 16:10

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.

Top Africa stories: Twin girls burnt to death, Mnangagwa

2018-06-20 08:00

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 Sall will follow team to SWC

2018-05-25 21:38

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.

International push for education dollars kicks off at Dakar conference

2018-02-01 19:45

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.

Senegal's rebels blame massacre on logging feud

2018-01-08 18:30

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.

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

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.


Outcry in Senegal after BBC probe into gas contract

2019-06-04 21:01

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.

Senegal voters choose whether to give president another term

2019-02-24 12:08

Senegalese voters are choosing whether to give President Macky Sall a second term in office as he faces four challengers.

Senegal president fires popular Dakar mayor after conviction

2018-09-01 19:09

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.

Mauritania, Senegal sign fishing agreement

2018-07-05 07:29

Dakar and Nouakchott have signed a fresh agreement which will allow Senegalese fishermen to work in Mauritanian waters, Senegalese authorities have said.

Senegal President Sall to support World Cup team in Russia

2018-06-19 15:30

Senegal President Macky Sall is in Russia and will attend his country's World Cup game against Poland in Moscow.

Senegal mayor says state 'knew' about secret slush fund

2018-02-08 12:01

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 face prosecution in Senegal over Casamance massacre

2018-01-19 20:28

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.

Strike shuts Dakar airport a week after grand opening

2017-12-15 21:30

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 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.

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.

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