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Senegalese renounce European odyssey for the fields

2017-12-16 09:31

Some spent years working in Italy. Others dreamed of getting to Europe but never even made it as far as Libya.

Senegal delays trial of Dakar mayor until new year

2017-12-14 21:31

A Senegalese court has delayed the trial of popular Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall on charges of embezzling public funds until January 3, as his lawyers denounced a "hasty" start to proceedings.

France to host talks on accelerating Sahel force deployment

2017-11-30 17:16

French President Emmanuel Macron will host talks in Paris on December 13 on "speeding up deployment" of a five-nation anti-terrorism force in the Sahel, aides have said.

Senegal lifts immunity of jailed Dakar mayor

2017-11-26 13:32

Senegal's national assembly has lifted the parliamentary immunity of Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall, a leading opponent of President Macky Sall, opening the way for his trial on graft charges.

Africa's overall governance trajectory remains positive, says report

2017-11-21 14:50

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has released its 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, saying the continent's overall governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.

Top Africa stories: Zim coup fears, Mugabe, Kenya

2017-11-15 06:10

Zimbabwe is on the edge as army tanks have been seen outside the capital, and Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF youths say they are "prepared to die" in defence of President Robert Mugabe's government.

7 000 victims of former Chad dictator push for reparations

2017-11-10 20:30

Seven thousand victims who suffered torture and other abuses under the rule of Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre have filed a human rights complaint against the government, saying it failed to comply with court-ordered reparations.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

2017-10-16 06:00

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

Senegalese head of powerful Muslim brotherhood dies

2017-09-22 17:01

The head of the powerful Tijaniyya brotherhood of Muslims in Senegal has died, just six months after the passing of his predecessor, Senegalese media has reported.

 

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 opens new international airport with economic hopes

2017-12-07 20:00

Senegal's new international airport has opened its runways as the West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.

US frees African asylum-seeker who's on life support

2017-11-30 13:45

US immigration authorities have freed an asylum-seeker from Senegal who's on life support in California after an apparent suicide attempt, but his attorney is fighting the move.

500 trafficking victims rescued in west Africa: Interpol

2017-11-23 22:44

Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking,says Interpol.

Mugabe: The last of Africa's 'fathers of independence'

2017-11-17 10:35

At 93, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the last living African head of state to have fought for his country's independence from a colonial power before becoming its leader.

Senegal vows stricter driving laws after 50 pilgrimage deaths

2017-11-14 06:02

Senegal has vowed it would introduce a long-delayed points system for its drivers after more than 50 people died on the roads during a week of Muslim pilgrimage to a holy Sufi site.

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

DRC wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

2017-10-17 07:14

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

Senegal ferry disaster families fight for justice, 15 years on

2017-09-27 06:18

Idrissa Diallo lost three children in Senegal's Joola ferry disaster, one of the worst in maritime history, but on the tragedy's 15th anniversary he has questions left unanswered.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

2017-09-20 18:33

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally.

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