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February 11, 2016
Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May
The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of ...
January 26, 2016
Senegal police question 900 in heightened security measures
Senegalese police have questioned about 900 people in two regions in the West African nation as part of heightened security ...
January 20, 2016
West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege
At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long ...
December 24, 2015
Deck the halls! Muslim Senegal celebrates Christmas
After his morning prayers at the mosque, 25-year-old Mamadou Aliou Ba puts on his Santa suit, the padded belly protruding ...
December 16, 2015
Testimony phase ends in trial of ex-Chad dictator in Senegal
Prison survivors said corpses were sometimes left to rot in jail until there were enough bodies to be taken away.
December 13, 2015
Correction: United Nations-Sahel story
In a story Dec. 9 about the United Nations appealing for funding to help people facing a food crisis and violence in Sahel ...
November 18, 2015
Correction: Senegal-Burqa Ban story
In a story Nov. 17 about Senegal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Senegal outlawed the burqa, in fact the ...
November 10, 2015
West Africa experts urge scrutiny of extremists' financing
The annual budget for Nigeria's main militant group Boko Haram could be as high as $10 million a year, a United Nations ...
September 10, 2015
Senegalair jet collided with Boeing before crash
French accident investigators say a Senegalair jet that crashed into the Atlantic, killing all seven people on board, had a ...
September 08, 2015
Ex-Chad dictator says he will win case
The former dictator of Chad, Hissene Habre, said Tuesday he will win in his war crimes trial. The ex-leader made the ...
September 06, 2015
Plane bound for Senegal with 7 on board goes missing
A small plane evacuating a sick French woman to Senegal from Burkina Faso has gone missing with seven people on board, ...
August 28, 2015
Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts
A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six ...