Nicolas Haque

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

Africa

Sierra Leone calls for international help following deadly floods

Rescuers in Sierra Leone are still recovering bodies almost a week after the deadly landslide.

Sierra Leone calls for international help following deadly floods

Africa

Burkina Faso in mourning following deadly restaurant attack

Burkina Faso and France have agreed to accelerate the deployment of a multinational military force to combat armed groups in West Africa after a deadly attack on a restaurant in the capital.

Burkina Faso in mourning following deadly restaurant attack

Africa

Gambian comedians enjoy new-found freedom to joke about ex-leader

Anyone who dared make jokes about Yahya Jammeh was thrown in prison.

Gambian comedians enjoy new-found freedom to joke about ex-leader

Senegal

Senegal starts offering methadone to help drug users

Senegal has become the first African nation to offer the drug methadone to help users overcome their addiction.

Senegal starts offering methadone to help drug users

Africa

Ex-leader’s supporters resist transition of power in Gambia

Gambia's new government is struggling to enforce its sovereignty in some areas still loyal to former President Yahya Jammeh.

Ex-leader’s supporters resist transition of power in Gambia

Africa

The Gambia activists take aim at landfills

The Gambia's return to democracy has emboldened environmental groups seeking to shut down some of the country's most polluted sites.

The Gambia activists take aim at landfills

Africa

Traditional Guinea-Bissau dances in danger

In an effort to protect traditions Guinea-Bissau is setting up its own dance library. It's needed to preserve Kaboro, a dance style where women call the shots.

Traditional Guinea-Bissau dances in danger

Africa

Protesters call for political change in Guinea-Bissau

Tension is mounting in Guinea Bissau between President Jose Mario Vaz and parliament which has not been able to pass a single law in the last two years. The unrest has spilled onto the streets as protesters call for political change and stability.

Protesters call for political change in Guinea-Bissau

Middle East

UNESCO votes on Hebron’s world heritage status

The UN's cultural agency UNESCO will decide on Friday whether to give World Heritage Status to the Palestinian city of Hebron. The vote is being contested by Palestinians and Israelis alike. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Hebron.

UNESCO votes on Hebron’s world heritage status

Africa

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.

Gulf crisis: Saudi Arabia seeks African pressure against Qatar

Africa

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.

Senegalese scientists monitor climate change effect on the ocean

Africa

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.

Tennis in Africa: Two sisters in Mali are dreaming big