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.

At new Museum of Black Civilisations, a call to come home

2018-12-26 19:09

The Museum of Black Civilisations in Senegal has opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art.

Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected $2M bribe

2018-11-29 11:29

A former Senegalese foreign minister says the president of Chad became furious after a Hong Kong businessman tried to bribe him with $2 million amid discussions of oil rights.

Top Africa stories: MDC's Chamisa and the Motlanthe commission, DRC elections

2018-11-22 10:05

It’s still not certain whether MDC's leader Nelson Chamisa will agree to appear before a commission of enquiry into deadly post-election violence this week, and DRC's political situation remains "confused" as the country gears up for elections.


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 court bars two opposition candidates from presidential vote

2019-01-21 13:01

Senegal's Constitutional Court has published an official list of five candidates to contest next month's presidential election, including head of state Macky Sall -- but excluding two prominent opposition figures.

Ivory Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks

2018-12-19 21:01

Ivory Coast says it had drawn up a list of 148 works of art taken during the colonial period that it wants France to return.

Senegal wants restitution of 'all' its artwork: minister

2018-11-28 13:02

Senegal's culture minister has called for the restitution by France of all Senegalese artwork following a French report urging the return of African art treasures.

WATCH: Surfers ride big waves as strong swell hit Dakar coast

2018-11-21 10:00

Surfers take advantage of an exceptional swell on the Senegalese coast to ride the "Ouakam wave" - one of the most beautiful in the country, according to specialists.

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