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Senegal president on course for strong election win: media, sources

Feb 26 2019

DAKAR Senegalese President Macky Sall is on course for a strong election victory, according to preliminary results from Sunday's vote provided by local media and a source inside the electoral commission on Tuesday, though opposition candidates have rejected the numbers.

Senegal president's camp claims re-election victory but opposition cries foul

Feb 24 2019

DAKAR/FATICK, Senegal Senegal President Macky Sall's team claimed he won re-election in the first-round of voting on Sunday, but the opposition said preliminary election results showed a run-off was unavoidable.

Senegal blocks popular opposition candidates from presidential race

Jan 14 2019

DAKAR Senegal's two best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said on Monday, increasing President Macky Sall's chances of securing a second term in office.

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.

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