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Ex-Chad dictator temporarily released from jail due to virus

Dakar - A Senegal judge has granted Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre two months' leave from prison, where he is serving life for crimes against humanity, as the jail is being used to hold new detainees in coronavirus quarantine.

Pompeo to pay first visit to Africa

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration.

Art blooms in gritty Dakar neighbourhood

Dakar - Mamadou Boye Diallo, an art curator with a penchant for heart-shaped glasses, calls Dakar's working-class Medina neighbourhood an open-air museum.

In pursuit of 'zero waste', Senegalese tackle trash

Dakar - Once an idyllic stretch of white beach enticing fishermen and tourists alike, decades of factory and household waste have turned Senegal's Hann Bay into a dump.

Diop makes history as first black woman to win big at Cannes

Cannes - The first black women director ever to compete for the top prize at Cannes in its 72-year history took its second prize Grand Prix Saturday for her haunting ghost story about African migrants.

Senegal's Sall in sweeping election victory

Dakar - Macky Sall has been re-elected president of Senegal for a second term, according to provisional results published on Thursday.Figures released by the National Vote Counting Commission (CNRV) showed Sall won Sunday's first round outright, picking up 58....

Senegal: Model of African stability

Dakar - Senegal, whose voters have returned Macky Sall as president according to provisional election results released Thursday, is often held up as a model of stability in West Africa.

Senegal's Sall wins re-election in first round: PM

Dakar - Senegal's President Macky Sall won in the first round of the election Sunday, his prime minister said, although his two main challengers look set to contest the outcome.

Senegal court bars 2 opposition leaders from presidential vote

Dakar - Senegal's Constitutional Court on Monday authorised five candidates, including outgoing head of state Macky Sall, to contest presidential elections next month but blocked two prominent opposition figures.

Senegal wants restitution of 'all' its artwork: minister

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

Fighting for France in WWI, Senegal's last rifleman

Dakar - Born in 1894 and enlisted after showing his prowess as a wrestler, Abdoulaye Ndiaye was a Senegalese villager who fought for France as a sharpshooter in World War I.

Lost at sea: 'Thousands' of dead migrants never identified

Fass - In 2006, Khady Dieye's husband left the family home on Senegal's northern coast and boarded a dugout canoe in the hope of reaching Spain.

Dozens of young Senegalese drown

Dakar - Forty children and young people have drowned in the past two months while swimming on beaches in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, firefighters said on Wednesday. Fifteen people drowned on Monday and Tuesday alone.

No rescue for Dakar's homeless and mentally ill

Dakar - On Dakar's sunny avenues, troubled souls wander aimlessly alongside busy traffic, often muttering to themselves, sometimes begging, as the rest of the city ignores them.

Food crisis worsens in Sahel region: UN aid chief

New York - The United Nations aid chief raised alarm Tuesday over a worsening food crisis in the Sahel region that has sent malnutrition rates skyrocketing to their worst level since 2012.

Echoes of 1968 unrest in Senegal student protests

Dakar - The student demonstrations that have rocked Senegal in recent weeks recall the short-lived but intense unrest which sprung out of the country's universities half a century ago, almost bringing down the government back in May 1968.

Brazil rescues African migrants drifting at sea

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday.

Brazil rescues African, Guyanese migrants drifting at sea

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa and Guyana found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday.

Barcelona's Senegalese street vendors present own clothing line

Barcelona - Senegalese street vendors staged a fashion show Friday in Barcelona to present their own clothing line of "legal clothes made by illegal immigrants", the slogan of their new campaign to get off the streets.

Spanish police union files complaint over Madrid clashes

Madrid - A Spanish police union has filed a complaint against politicians they say falsely accused them of involvement in the death of a Senegalese street vendor that sparked violent clashes in Madrid last week.

Protest in Madrid after street vendor's death sparks clashes

Madrid - More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in central Madrid on Friday as tensions remained high a day after violent clashes over the controversial death of a Senegalese street vendor.

Six arrested in Madrid protest over migrant death

Madrid - Spanish authorities arrested six people during a violent protest in Madrid over the death of a Senegalese street vendor, police said Friday, adding 10 officers were injured.

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.

US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme

Washington - US authorities arrested two officials representing a Chinese energy company in a multi-year, multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa, with some deals arranged in the halls of the United Nations, officials announced Monday.

Macron promises concert to raise money for education

New York - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to help raise more than $1 billion in new funding for education in the developing world, calling schools vital in countering extremism.
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