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.

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

2017-08-04 17:22

A popular Senegalese singer was arrested over "offensive" remarks widely shared online which attack President Macky Sall and the organisation of recent elections, police have said.

Senegal ruling party coalition claim election landslide

2017-07-31 18:30

The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister has said, 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.

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.

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.

17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal

2017-04-25 13:00

A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal.

Senegal, Gambia announce new era of ties

2017-03-05 11:00

Senegal and The Gambia have affirmed a "new dynamic" between the two countries since the fall of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, and vowed to strengthen economic and military co-operation.


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.

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.

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.

Senegal: five things to know

2017-07-28 20:28

Senegal, known for its stability and strong civil society, is one of the few African nations not to have suffered a coup since independence in 1960.

Senegal suspends sports events after football deaths

2017-07-16 20:09

Senegal suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster.

Senegal charges 4 over doctored WhatsApp photo of president

2017-06-03 17:31

Four people have been charged over sharing a doctored photo of Senegalese President Macky Sall's face superimposed on the body of a naked man via WhatsApp, a lawyer says.

From exile to appeal: Key dates since Habre fled Chad

2017-04-26 07:30

Key dates in Chad since the overthrow of former dictator Hissene Habre to his appeal against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 1990:

Thousands protest in Senegal against President Sall

2017-04-08 07:25

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Senegalese capital Dakar to protest against President Macky Sall and call for the release of political opponents.

Gambia's Barrow visits 'new ally' Senegal

2017-03-02 21:30

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has arrived in Senegal, which played a key role in his rise to power by helping force his predecessor Yahya Jammeh from office.

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