Senegal

Casamance: 13 killed in attack in restive southern region of Senegalese

Casamance: 13 killed in attack in restive southern region of Senegalese

Gunmen shot dead 13 people and wounded seven others on Saturday in the forest of Senegal`s southern region of Casamance, the army said. 

Jan 07, 2018, 09:38 AM IST
US, allies push for UN meeting on North Korea rights abuses

US, allies push for UN meeting on North Korea rights abuses

The United States, Britain, France and six other countries today requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on human rights abuses in North Korea, which is already under fire for its missile and nuclear tests.

Dec 02, 2017, 05:46 AM IST
2018 FIFA World Cup: Sakho, Mane star as Senegal book Russia ticket, Australia frustrated in Honduras play-off draw

2018 FIFA World Cup: Sakho, Mane star as Senegal book Russia ticket, Australia frustrated in Honduras play-off draw

English Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 qualify for the 2018 World Cup even as Australia played out a frustrating goalless draw with Honduras in their playoff on Friday.

Nov 11, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

US embassy warns of 'credible' terror threat in Senegal

The US embassy has warned its citizens in Senegal of a "credible threat" of a terror attack in the capital Dakar, advising them to take special care when visiting places and areas popular with Westerners.

Oct 20, 2017, 06:42 AM IST

2018 World Cup qualifier: FIFA orders South Africa to replay Senegal

The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty.

Sep 07, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal

At least 20 people, almost all women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off Senegal`s central coast in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday.

Apr 25, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
22 dead in blaze at Senegal religious retreat

22 dead in blaze at Senegal religious retreat

The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon as worshippers gathered in the town of Medina Gounass for the event.

Apr 13, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Exiled strongman Jammeh `plundered` Gambia coffers

Exiled strongman Jammeh `plundered` Gambia coffers

Yahya Jammeh took power in a 1994 coup from Gambia`s only other president since independence from Britain, Dawda Jawara.

Jan 23, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

Senegal troops head for Gambia as Jammeh mandate expires: Sources

Columns of Senegalese troops moved to the Gambian border on Wednesday, threatening military action against President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept a December election defeat, military sources and residents of towns near the border said.

Jan 18, 2017, 21:29 PM IST
Sailors rescue 114 migrants including 22 children from the Mediterranean

Sailors rescue 114 migrants including 22 children from the Mediterranean

A charity rescue ship has picked up 114 migrants from the Mediterrrean including eight women and 22 children, of whom 16 were unaccompanied

Jan 03, 2017, 01:32 AM IST

Chad ex-dictator gets life sentence for crimes against humanity

The case, at the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) -- a special tribunal set up by the African Union under a deal with Senegal -- is the first time a country has prosecuted a former leader of another nation for rights abuses.

May 31, 2016, 00:34 AM IST

Two Guantanamo Bay inmates transferred to Senegal: Pentagon

The Pentagon today announced the transfer of two Libyan inmates from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to Senegal.

Apr 04, 2016, 21:39 PM IST
Former IAAF president Lamine Diack admits asking Russia for EUR 1.5m for political campaign

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack admits asking Russia for EUR 1.5m for political campaign

Diack, who served world athletics chief for 16 years until August, was arrested by French investigators in the first week of Novemeber.

Dec 19, 2015, 23:59 PM IST
Ex-IAAF chief says Russia meddled in Senegal vote: Report

Ex-IAAF chief says Russia meddled in Senegal vote: Report

Diack, his legal adviser Habib Cisse and a former IAAF doctor are being investigated for corruption.

Dec 19, 2015, 10:32 AM IST

German sailors work round the clock to rescue migrants

On the hunt for people-smugglers in the Mediterranean, a German Navy ship is sailing off the coast of Libya when it gets a report of an unidentified boat adrift.

Sep 29, 2015, 09:07 AM IST

Medical evacuation plane carrying 7 people crashes off Senegal

A medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, including a French patient, went down off the coast of Senegal, officials said on Sunday.

Sep 06, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

Landmark trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned

 Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was forcibly brought to court Tuesday on the second day of his landmark trial in Senegal but judges adjourned the case until September to enable appointed lawyers to prepare his defence.

Jul 22, 2015, 03:53 AM IST
Trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned to Sept 7

Trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned to Sept 7

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was forcibly brought to a court in Senegal Tuesday, where judges adjourned his trial until September 7 to let appointed lawyers prepare his defence.

Jul 21, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

Senegal puts ex-Chad dictator on trial for atrocities

Senegal prepared Monday to begin the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, 25 years after he fled there following an eight-year bloodsoaked reign of terror at home.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Kidnappers free 12 loggers in Senegal`s Casamance: Army

Twelve loggers who were kidnapped four days ago in the southern Casamance region of Senegal have been freed, an army source said Sunday.

Jul 13, 2015, 03:26 AM IST