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July 20, 2015
Chad ex-dictator rejects trial; Judge commands attendance
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on Monday denied the legitimacy of the special court set up to try him in Senegal for the ...
July 18, 2015
Chad ex-dictator Habre to stand trial sought for decades
The bodies came daily. Sometimes 10, sometimes 20 lives lost to torture, malnutrition or sickness in prison in Chad, say ...
July 11, 2015
In Senegal, some fishermen resist lure of Europe migration
Nearly a decade ago, Senegalese fisherman Mor Mar embarked on an illegal sea voyage to Spain, hoping a better life awaited ...
July 08, 2015
Gambia passes bill that increases deposit for candidates
Gambia's opposition says the recent passing of a bill that imposes high deposit amounts for political candidates makes it ...
June 19, 2015
Cameroon detains 84 children after raiding Quranic schools
Cameroonian authorities have been holding 84 children — some as young as 5 years old — for months without charge after ...
June 16, 2015
IOM: 30 more people die crossing Niger to Libya
Officials say 30 more people have been found dead after they attempted to cross the Sahara desert in Niger. The victims were ...
June 06, 2015
Portugal sets the pace at Under-20 World Cup
Portugal strode confidently into the knockout rounds of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Saturday, beating Colombia 3-1 for its ...
May 29, 2015
Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags
At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal ...
May 21, 2015
Sydney signs Senegal player Tavares for 2 more years
Sydney FC has extended the contract of French-born Senegal international Mickael Tavares for a further two A-League seasons.
May 14, 2015
Aid group: Attackers raped more than 120 women in east Congo
Members of an armed militia raped women en masse in Congo earlier this month after attacking and looting an eastern town, the ...
May 14, 2015
UN: 357 child soldiers released in C. African Republic
Armed groups in Central African Republic freed more than 350 child soldiers Thursday in the largest such release since the ...
May 07, 2015
Ahead of signing of peace deal, violence flares in Mali
Tuareg separatist rebels agreed to sign a peace deal with the government in just over a week's time but that hasn't stopped ...
May 07, 2015
UN: Lowest number of new weekly Ebola cases in West Africa
The number of Ebola cases reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone last week dropped to its lowest total this year, the World ...
May 04, 2015
Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen
Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, ...
May 03, 2015
Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries
Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and ...
April 23, 2015
Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite the deadly toll
Some sea voyages took Senegalese fisherman Samba Ngom away for up to three weeks at a time, but eventually he began dreaming ...
April 20, 2015
Child beggars still rampant in Senegal despite laws
Twelve-year-old Youssuf and 7-year-old Mamadou start their day at 5 a.m. walking from a Dakar, Senegal suburb into the city ...