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Senegal prime minister sacked after poor election results

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 12:57

Senegal`s Prime Minister Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party`s poor results in local elections last Sunday, a media report said Saturday.

Senegal prime minister sacked

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 06:04

Senegal`s president sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure, who has only been in power since September, less than a week after her ruling party was beaten in local elections.

Senegal votes in local elections seen as presidential test

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 16:41

Senegal voted in municipal and provincial elections on Sunday, seen as a key test for President Macky Sall as he tries to shore up support for his party two years after his own disputed victory.

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:32

The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.

Senegal tense as exiled former president returns home

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 04:53

Exiled former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has made a controversial homecoming with security forces on high alert two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Gambia reopens borders with Senegal

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 00:04

The Gambia reopened its borders with Senegal on Friday, ending a week-long diplomatic stand-off between the west African neighbours, officials said.

USD 98 mn found in Senegalese leader`s bank accounts

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 08:16

Over $98 million (48 billion CFA Francs) have been found in the bank accounts and companies of a former Senegalese senator and businesswoman.

Mali, Senegal evacuate hundreds from restive Central African Republic

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 08:26

Mali and Senegal have repatriated hundreds of their nationals fleeing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, officials in Bamako and Dakar told a news agency.

Senegal seizes Russian ship fishing `illegally`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 05:39

Senegal`s Navy has boarded a Russian ship that was allegedly illegally fishing in its waters and is escorting it toward Dakar, the military said on Saturday.

Senegal media boss in custody after criticising President

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 18:07

The owner of one of Senegal`s largest media groups has been detained after accusing President Macky Sall of building up wealth through corruption, the company said.

ArcelorMittal says loses arbitration case against Senegal

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 19:29

The world's top steel company said it concluded an agreement with Senegal in 2007 to develop the Faleme project in the Tambacounda region to mine iron ore, a key component of steel.

India, Senegal sign cultural treaty

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 09:32

Exchanges in theatre, heritage and archaeology are some of the aspects of a cultural treaty signed between India and Senegal Monday.