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Christophe Van Der Perre

In Senegal, lack of cold storage limits COVID vaccine options

Jan 11 2021

DAKAR Senegal does not have the capacity to store COVID-19 vaccines at ultra-low temperatures and would prefer to receive vials that can be kept for longer under ordinary refrigeration, the head of the country's vaccination programme said on Monday.

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo wins re-election with 51.59% of vote

Dec 09 2020

ACCRA (Reuters) -Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has won re-election with 51.59% of the vote, beating his predecessor and old rival John Mahama, results from the election commission showed on Wednesday.

Ghana votes as candidates offer routes out of economic crisis

Dec 07 2020

ACCRA/KYEBI, Ghana Ghanaians voted on Monday in what is expected to be a close race between President Nana Akufo-Addo and his main rival John Mahama, who are offering competing plans to end an economic crisis.

Braving coronavirus, pilgrims flock to Senegal's 'little Mecca'

Oct 06 2020

TOUBA, Senegal Organisers of an annual religious festival in the Senegalese city of Touba are expecting three to five million pilgrims this week, despite the main ceremony on Tuesday being cancelled in an effort to lower the risk of coronavirus contagion. | Video

Second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps Senegal's holy city

May 11 2020

TOUBA, Senegal Senegal's holy city of Touba is fighting a second wave of COVID-19 infections, dashing hopes that swift action by authorities had stopped the new coronavirus from spreading in the one-time epicentre. | Video

Niger sprint star in middle of athletics' hormone debate

Feb 10 2020

DAKAR Hailing from one of the world's poorest country, Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to life's hurdles, but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the 23-year-old faces fresh obstacles. | Video

RPT-Olympics-Niger sprint star in middle of athletics' hormone debate

Feb 07 2020

DAKAR, Feb 7 Hailing from one of the world's poorest countries, Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to life's hurdles, but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the 23-year-old faces fresh obstacles.

In Senegal, online videos break silence over domestic abuse

Jan 31 2020

DAKAR For Senegalese activist Fatou Warkha, online videos play a vital role in her campaign to expose and end violence against women in a country where discretion and forbearance are traditionally prized. | Video

French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust

Aug 13 2019

GOSSI, Mali The French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali's savannahs were prepared for the sandstorms, the thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need to tow vehicles whose wheels kept getting stuck in floodplains. | Video

Colombia-Poland clash a complicated affair for Perez family

Jun 24 2018

KAZAN, Russia With dad Fabio hailing from Colombia and mum Isabela from Poland, June 24 was always going to be a special World Cup day for the Perez family but they started it as they start every Sunday -- in church.

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