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N'Dour ready to be flag-bearer for peace in Central Africa
January 28, 2014 10:52 AM
Senegalese music icon Youssou N'Dour has told AFP he is ready to travel to the Central African Republic to spread his message of peace amid inter-religious violence which has torn the country apart.
Senegal seizes Russian fishing trawler, 80 crew
January 05, 2014 08:12 PM
Senegal's armed forces say marines have seized a Russian boat caught fishing illegally off the coast of the West African nation.
Jordan says two UNAMID peacekeepers killed in Darfur
December 29, 2013 04:12 PM
Gunmen kill two peacekeepers, one from Jordan and one from Senegal, in an attack on a UN patrol in Sudan's conflict-stricken Darfur, Jordan's Public Security Directorate says.
Tens of thousands lack pain medication in Senegal
Krista Larson | October 24, 2013 06:06 PM
Tens of thousands of people in Senegal struggling with advanced cancer and other illnesses are left with only basic headache medicines to treat their pain because the country does not have enough morphine in stock, a report says.
3 Senegalese peacekeepers killed in Darfur
October 14, 2013 02:38 PM
The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region says three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen.
Senegal PM forms new government without singer Youssou N'Dour
September 02, 2013 10:53 PM
Senegal's new prime minister, Aminata Toure, formed her new government Monday with the notable absence of singer and tourism minister Youssou N'Dour, according to a statement read to journalists.
Senegal's president removes prime minister
September 01, 2013 09:25 PM
Senegal's president has removed his prime minister of about a year and a half and replaced him with the country's justice minister.
3 ex-Chad officials charged with torture
July 05, 2013 07:20 PM
Chad's chief prosecutor says three top officials under former dictator Hissene Habre have been arrested and charged with torture.
Senegal prosecutor cites 'strong evidence' in Habre case
July 01, 2013 09:44 PM
There is "strong evidence" of human rights abuses committed by former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, the prosecutor of the special court set up to try him in Senegal said on Monday.
Obama sees "moral imperative" to help feed Africa
Jeff Mason | June 28, 2013 03:29 PM
Obama, wrapping up the first leg of an African tour, says Washington has a "moral imperative" to help the world's poorest continent feed itself and leaves for South Africa hoping to see ailing Nelson Mandela.
Obama jabs Russia, China on failure to extradite Snowden
June 27, 2013 11:27 PM
A defiant Ecuador dropped out of a trade pact with the United States Thursday, claiming it had become an instrument of “blackmail”.
Obama starts long-awaited Africa tour at slave port
Mark Felsenthal | June 27, 2013 11:24 PM
Almost four centuries after Africans started being shipped to North America as slaves, the first U.S. president of African ancestry Thursday visited an infamous embarkation point for those destined for lives in chains.
Malian troops kills 10 as battle with Tuareg separatists begins
Ahamadou Cisse | June 05, 2013 10:17 PM
Malian troops seized a village after heavy fighting with Tuareg separatists on Wednesday and are advancing towards the town of Kidal, the last rebel stronghold, the army said.
Former French Africa is missing the continent’s economic boom
Sanou Mbaye | May 28, 2013 01:05 AM
In recent years, China and Africa have formed one of the modern era’s most successful economic and trade partnerships.
Son of Senegalese ex-president on remand
April 18, 2013 03:04 PM
The son of Senegal's former leader Abdoulaye Wade is in jail after being charged with corruption over the amassing of a fortune valued at more than $1 billion, a ministry of justice source says.
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