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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cairn makes second oil discovery offshore Senegal

The oil explorer is the operator and owns a 40 percent stake in three blocks off the coast of Senegal.

World Bank gives Senegal $55 mn to tackle flood

The money will be used to fund a project to control rainwater and adaptation to climatic changes.