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Egypt to host 2019 African Nations Cup

They will stage the expanded 24-team event in June-July after initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament last month over concerns at the slow pace of preparations.

Jan 08, 2019, 17:46 PM 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

Eight killed in Senegal football stadium stampede in Africa

With the score at 2-1 during extra time, a fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour, reports Xinhua news agency. 

Jul 16, 2017, 10:57 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

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

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

Trial of Chad`s ex-president Habre adjourned to Sept 7

 A Senegalese court on Tuesday adjourned the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on charges of crimes against humanity until September 7 to allow defence lawyers to prepare their case.

Jul 21, 2015, 17:27 PM IST

Mali hostages, held since late 2011, plead for release in video

Two hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video of them seen by Reuters on Monday.

Jun 23, 2015, 06:33 AM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

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.

May 26, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Three sentenced to death over Gambia coup plot in `secret` trial

Three Gambian soldiers have been sentenced to death for their roles in a failed coup attempt, a leading human rights group said Thursday, condemning their "secret" trial and urging the country not to carry out the executions.

Apr 03, 2015, 08:04 AM IST

Mali rebels meet in Algiers to discuss rejected peace deal

Tuareg-led rebels from north Mali said on Thursday they are meeting with Algerian mediators in Algiers to discuss the terms of preliminary peace deal they rejected last month.

Apr 03, 2015, 04:57 AM IST

Chad`s ex-president Habre to stand trial for war crimes

Senegalese authorities on Friday ordered former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to appear before a special tribunal to stand trial for torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Feb 14, 2015, 01:16 AM IST

Chad's ex-president Habre to stand trial for war crimes

Senegalese authorities sent former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre before a special tribunal on Friday to stand trial for torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Feb 14, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

Thousands flee Nigeria after Boko Haram attack, Niger, Chad struggle

Some 20,000 Nigerians have fled to Chad, Niger and Cameroon in the past two weeks after their towns and villages were attacked by Islamist sect Boko Haram, according to the United Nations and government figures.

Jan 13, 2015, 21:27 PM IST

French F1 driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise dies at 77

Former Formula One driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise, whose biggest win came at the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix, has died from a stroke in Dakar at the age of 77, family sources said on Monday

Jan 05, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Ebola test results now in 15 minutes!

A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be tried in Guinea.

Nov 28, 2014, 20:49 PM IST

Thousands break Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone to find food

Dakar: Thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies said.

Nov 05, 2014, 05:34 AM IST

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head

The world`s "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa`s Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the highly contagious virus.

Sep 02, 2014, 00:49 AM IST