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Graft verdict set to make or break Senegal's rising star

Dakar - A Senegalese court on Friday will deliver a verdict in a high-profile corruption trial that could make or break the presidential ambitions of the capital's popular mayor, Khalifa Sall.

Macron pledges aid for historic Senegal city threatened by Atlantic

Saint-louis - French President Emmanuel Macron got a rousing welcome Saturday from tens of thousands as he visited the historic city of Saint-Louis, Senegal's former capital, and announced an aid package of 40 million euros for the UNESCO World Heritage site which i...

Rihanna vows to 'never stop' fight to put children back in school

Dakar - Megastar Rihanna vowed she would "never stop fighting" to get millions of children back in school on Friday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a major boost in foreign aid for education in developing nations.

Senegal massacre probe sees link with some Casamance rebels

Ziguinchor - Investigators probing a massacre in Senegal's troubled Casamance region said they had captured the organiser of the attack and said some separatist rebels were implicated in the killings.

Gunman killed in army clash in Senegal's Casamance

Dakar - A gunman was killed in Senegal's southern Casamance region during a shootout at the weekend with soldiers searching for the killers of 14 men in an area known for its illegal logging networks.

Senegal arrests 22 over Casamance loggers massacre

Ziguinchor - Senegalese police said Sunday they have arrested 22 people suspected of involvement in a January 6 massacre of 14 young men in the troubled region of Casamance.

Rebels blame Casamance massacre on logging feud

Ziguinchor - A rebel movement in Senegal's restive southern region of Casamance on Monday blamed the massacre of 13 men at the weekend on a feud in the illegal teak logging industry.

Senegal vows to hunt down gunmen after 13 massacred

Ziguinchor - The Senegalese government vowed Sunday to be "relentless" in tracking down and bringing to justice those responsible for the execution of 13 people in the southern region of Casamance.

Qatar emir, seeking new markets, starts West Africa tour

Dakar - Qatar's emir landed in Senegal on Wednesday at the start of a six-nation tour of West Africa as Doha seeks out new markets after Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries cut ties with the wealthy emirate.

Sierra Leone health workers sue government in Ebola case

Dakar - Two Sierra Leonean health workers on Friday sued their government in a West African court, alleging its misuse of donor funds during the Ebola crisis had contributed to the deaths of thousands.

Why push is increasingly shove in African regime change

Dakar - Regime change in Africa may not guarantee greater democracy but, as Robert Mugabe's downfall shows, patience for autocrats who overstay their welcome is wearing ever thinner, experts say.

France says 'go ahead' to African security initiatives

Dakar - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

Killers of French journalists in Mali 'in Algeria': campaign group

Dakar - A campaign group for two French journalists murdered in Mali four years ago said Wednesday they had received information that "two or three" people involved in the killings may be in Algeria.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Fass - 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.

Senegal acquits activist for burning cash in anti-colonial protest

Dakar - A controversial West African activist who was arrested in Senegal for burning a bank note in an anti-colonial protest over the regional CFA franc has been acquitted by a Dakar court.

Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective

Dakar - Staring out to sea on a flawlessly sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks once packed with slaves that now lie somewhere beneath Senegal's Atlantic waves.He wants more than anything to find them.

Ten held in custody over Senegal stadium disaster

Dakar - Ten members of a Senegalese football club arrested over a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup final have been taken into custody, officials said Saturday.

Senegalese singer charged for remarks against president

Dakar - A Senegalese singer was formally charged with "offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news", her lawyer told AFP Wednesday, after audio of her lashing out at President Macky Sall went viral.

Ten arrested after Senegal soccer stadium deaths

Dakar - Ten football fans have been arrested in connection with a stampede last month which killed eight supporters attending a cup match in Dakar, Senegalese police said Tuesday.

Senegal picks MPs after tense election campaign

Dakar - Senegal's voters are set to elect a new parliament Sunday following campaigning wrought with tensions between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, his predecessor and Dakar's detained mayor.
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