Nicolas Haque

Nicolas Haque is a based in Dakar, Senegal. Previously Al Jazeera's correspondent in Bangladesh from 2008-2013.

He's freelanced for over a decade, working in current affairs for TF1-French TV, CBC, ABCnews, BBC Asian Programmes Unit, Discovery and Channel 4 news in London. French of Bangladeshi parentage and raised in the United States, he holds an MA honours in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London


Trial of Burkina Faso's ex-leader Blaise Compaore adjourned

The closely-watched and long-delayed trial of Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso's former president, and members of his cabinet has been adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed that he would not receive a fair hearing.


Gambia : West African troops extend mandate

The mandate for a group of West African troops deployed in Gambia has been extended. The country is struggling to rebuild its armed forces, after mass graves were discovered in March.


Gambian migrants return home from Libya

Gambia's new foreign minister has called for its illegal migrants in Europe to come back home, saying there is no need to flee anymore with Yahya Jammeh, former president, having left power.


Senegal players prepare for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

The world’s top beach football teams are heading to the Bahamas for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Senegal is among the competing teams; playing football on the sand there is a national sport.


The Gambia seeks to rejoin Commonwealth

The Gambia is looking to rejoin the Commonwealth after a four-year absence. The new government made its official request shortly after a visit by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, to the West African nation in February.


Liberian navy tackles piracy

The International Maritime Organization warns that crime syndicates are thriving in the Gulf of Guinea. West Africa is becoming a hot spot for piracy. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Monrovia.


Senegal: Poor sanitation put lives at risk

More than two billion people in the world have no access to proper toilet facilities. Many lives are lost through diseases as a result. In Senegal, rights groups are pushing for massive investment in water and sanitation infrastructure.


The Gambia: Former president Jammeh accused of stealing millions

The Gambia's new government says former president Yahya Jammeh stole hundreds of millions of dollars from the state. The government is launching an investigation and trying to get the money back.


Liberia threatens to dismiss primary school teachers

Liberia's government is threatening to fire most primary school teachers and hand over the running of public schools to the private sector.


The Gambia: Barrow’s party wins most seats in parliamentary poll

The party of President Adama Barrow has won a majority in The Gambia’s parliament, in the first free and fair election since long-time leader Yahya Jammeh left power. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Banjul.


Change is coming fast in The Gambia - and it's intoxicating

As many young Gambians get to participate in their first free and fair election, an unprecedented sense of ownership over the country's future is fast emerging.


Liberia: Economy struggling three years after Ebola outbreak

Three years on from an Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people, countries in West Africa are still struggling to deal with its effects. The IMF predicts Liberia’s fragile economy will shrink significantly in 2017.