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In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

Jul 21 2018

DAKAR China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects.

BP seeks stake in Cairn Energy Senegal assets: sources

Nov 21 2017

SYDNEY/LONDON Oil exploration company Cairn Energy is in talks with BP to sell a 30 percent stake in its deepwater SNE field offshore Senegal, which could be valued at around $600 million, banking sources and a Senegal oil ministry source said.

Olympics: Diack's son calls corruption allegations the biggest lie in sport

Sep 08 2017

DAKAR Papa Massata Diack has described accusations he was part of a large corruption racket involved in determining the location of the Olympic games as the biggest lie in the history of world sport.

Senegal parliamentary elections marred by voting problems

Jul 30 2017

DAKAR At least hundreds of Senegalese voters were prevented from casting their ballots in parliamentary elections on Sunday because of delays in issuing identity cards, voters and officials said.

Court upholds life sentence for former Chad ruler Habre

Apr 27 2017

DAKAR A special tribunal upheld the life sentence for Chad's former President Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the final decision of a landmark case, a judge presiding over the court in Senegal said on Thursday.

Gambians celebrate as West African troops enter capital after Jammeh flees

Jan 22 2017

BANJUL/DAKAR Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital city of Banjul and took control of the presidential palace, the symbolic seat of ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh's 22-year authoritarian regime. | Video

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh, Senegal minister says

Jan 22 2017

DAKAR/BANJUL West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday.

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh, Senegal minister says

Jan 22 2017

DAKAR/BANJUL, Jan 22 West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Mobile money shakes up sheep trade in Senegal's Muslim feast

Sep 12 2016

DAKAR Sheep are a hot commodity in Senegal leading up to the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, when each family traditionally slaughters a ram for a feast that has become a boomtime for traders who often travel hundreds of miles to sell their livestock.

Senegal ex-president's son jailed for corruption released: government

Jun 24 2016

DAKAR Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president, was released from prison after being granted a presidential pardon, a spokesman for President Macky Sall and Wade's lawyer said on Friday.

World News

Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters' appeal to proceed: lawyer

Myanmar's High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.The appeal against the conviction, filed earlier this month, cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. The lawyers did not specify when the Yangon-based court made its decision and there was no formal announcement from the court. Reuters was unable to co