Senegal


Senegal: 10-minute coronavirus test may be on its way - for $1

2020-03-27 18:26

Until a vaccine is ready, widespread testing is one of the key strategies employed to 'flatten the curve' of pandemic.

Coronavirus case in Senegal holy city ahead of religious event

2020-03-12 09:51

A novel coronavirus case has been confirmed in the central Senegalese city of Touba, the country's health ministry has said, ahead of a large religious gathering planned there later this month.

Senegal confirms first coronavirus case

2020-03-02 21:01

Senegal has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, a French citizen who visited France last month before returning to the West African country and being quarantined in the capital Dakar.

Senegal's leader defends LGBT record during Canada PM visit

2020-02-12 22:00

Senegal's president Macky Sall has defended his country's ban on same-sex activity, saying during a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it "has nothing to do with" homophobia.

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.

LONELY BATTLE: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide

2019-09-07 10:47

Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar's first "zero plastic" restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the Senegalese capital.

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.

WATCH: Senegalese startups take off, register growth

2019-05-02 11:48

Start-ups are beating the odds in Senegal, which hopes to become a leading regional tech hub.

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.

Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision

2019-02-06 21:12

Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision, which affects millions worldwide

 

Senegal announces 5 new coronavirus cases

2020-03-12 21:54

Senegal has announced five new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the west African state's total number to ten, and making it the worst affected country in the region.

Senegal orders cabinet to stay in country over virus risks

2020-03-05 21:47

Senegal's president Macky Sall has ordered his cabinet ministers not to leave the country in a measure to control risks from coronavirus, the presidency says.

West African anti-colonial activist expelled from Senegal

2020-02-26 10:15

A West African political activist who set fire to a banknote in an "anti-colonialist" protest has been expelled from Senegal, his lawyer has said.

Senegalese Koranic teacher sentenced for chaining truants

2019-12-04 19:38

A Senegalese court has issued a suspended prison term to a Koranic school teacher who chained up truants, in a much-publicised case that has split opinion in the west African country.

WATCH | Grand mosque opening draws huge crowds in Senegal

2019-09-27 15:52

Tens of thousands of people from across Senegal converged on the capital Dakar for the inauguration of a huge mosque, claimed to be the largest in West Africa.

African religious leaders called on to help tackle genital mutilation

2019-06-19 13:26

Religious leaders in Africa must speak up against the practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of children across the continent, an international conference in Dakar has said.

WATCH: Senegal 'Salt Queen' tastes success in a man's world

2019-05-24 12:12

Diouf, 35, began her venture a decade ago, investing her savings to buy her own salt flats in Fatick, one of the West African nation's biggest salt mining regions.

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 former president calls for election boycott

2019-02-08 19:26

Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade has called for a boycott of the West African nation's Feb. 24 elections, accusing the current president of locking down the vote

Long-awaited bridge over River Gambia inaugurated

2019-01-22 10:06

The presidents of Senegal and The Gambia have inaugurated the Senegambia bridge to facilitate trade and travel in West Africa after decades of delays.

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