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


Gulf crisis: Saudi Arabia seeks African pressure against Qatar

Several African countries have taken position in the GCC-Qatar diplomatic crisis by recalling their ambassadors to Qatar or severing ties all together.


Senegalese scientists monitor climate change effect on the ocean

As world leaders criticise the US for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, scientists are trying to work out exactly what a warmer world will mean.


Tennis in Africa: Two sisters in Mali are dreaming big

Africa has never had a tennis grand slam singles champion. Kevin Curren was the last African finalist at a major and that was more than 30 years ago. But two young players in Mali are hoping to change that.


Mali: UN peacekeeping mandate renewed amid fighting

The mandate of a UN peacekeeping operation in northern Mali is to be renewed in June. Rebels and the Malian government are not complying with a peace accord signed two years ago.


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.