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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gambia opposition attacks plan to expand death penalty

Opposition activists have vowed to fight plans announced by The Gambia to expand the list of offences punishable by death to any crime deemed sufficiently serious by parliament.

Ashok Leyland wins $82 mn bus contract from Senegal

The company in a statement said it has bagged orders worth USD 82 million from Senegal towards building their comprehensive and integrated transportation system.

Senegal`s reformers call for science to fix Ramadan dates

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan unites the Islamic world in a devotional act of fasting from sunrise to sunset -- but in Senegal its approach brings divisive arguments over the moon.

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Five-star Brazil face Serbia in final

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Five-star Brazil face Serbia in final

Five-time champions Brazil trounced Senegal 5-0 on Wednesday to set up a FIFA Under-20 World Cup final against Serbia, who edged past Mali 2-1 with a late winner.

Brazil hammer Senegal 5-0 to reach U-20 World Cup final

Brazil hammer Senegal 5-0 to reach U-20 World Cup final

Marcos Guilherme scored twice as Brazil rode a first half onslaught to a 5-0 demolition of 10-man Senegal and a place in the under-20 World Cup final in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Chad's Habre suffers heart problems ahead of landmark trial

Chad`s deposed president Hissene Habre has suffered a serious heart problem while in detention in Senegal, his lawyer said on Sunday, days before he is due to go on trial for crimes against humanity in a landmark case for human rights in Africa.

UN Security Council is 'failing' war-wracked world says Red Cross

The Red Cross has warned that the world is facing conflict on an "unprecedented" scale, fuelled by the international community`s failure to work together to end wars and humanitarian crises.

USA, Senegal into U-20 World Cup quarters

USA, Senegal into U-20 World Cup quarters

The United States and Senegal battled into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday, as Mali romped through and Serbia dramatically gate-crashed the last eight.

Failed migrants return home to Senegal after Libya ordeal

Scores of Senegalese migrants returned home on Tuesday after they were detained by Libyan authorities and imprisoned for months when they tried to reach Europe illegally.

`Petrodollars` behind Senegal`s support for Saudi in Yemen

 Senegal says it is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in an act of "solidarity" for the kingdom`s Yemen operation, but critics say the support has more to do with cold, hard cash.