Africa

Senegalese startup brings financial solution to poor women

More than 2.5 billion people worldwide don't have a bank account. a small financial technology startup in Senegal, is hoping to change that by combining age-old saving practices with new technology.

Africa

Senegal qualifies for FIFA 2018 in Russia

The 2002 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists Senegal have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Africa

Senegal rebels: Astron's mining plans 'an act of war'

Rebels in southern Senegal say an Australian company's plans to mine for zircon, a rare mineral used for making mobile phones and nuclear power plants, amounts to "an act of war".

Human Rights

Senegal child marriage: 'I am not angry at my mother any more'

Marriage before the age of 18 is common in rural Senegal, nearly one of three girls gets married as a child.

Africa

Senegal to elect new parliament after bitter campaign

President Macky Sall looks to boost majority in vote seen as test run before 2019 presidential election.

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.

Poverty & Development

Saving Senegal's sons from vanishing in European seas

Traumatised by loss of young men at sea, mothers and relatives work to find alternatives to perilous journey to Europe.

Saving Senegal's sons from vanishing in European seas

Football

Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede

A wall collapsed at Demba Diop stadium in Dakar as police fired tear gas at both sets of supporters after the game.

Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede

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.

Africa

Senegal court upholds life sentence of Chad's ex-leader

Victims celebrate court ruling for Hissene Habre, who is convicted of human rights abuses against thousands.

Court upholds life sentence of Chad's Hissene Habre

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Charity

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal?

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal? Donated to charity, used clothing is big business with 18,500 tonnes imported each year to the West African nation. A piece by Ndela Faye for aljazeera.com, read by Kate Arkless Gray.

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal?

Africa

Dakar mayor charged with embezzlement

Khalifah Sall, mayor of Senegal's capital, along with three other officials, has been charged with embezzling $2.8m. Hundreds gathered outside the courthouse in protest and riot police were deployed.

Senegal

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal?

Donated to charity, used clothing is big business with 18,500 tonnes imported each year to the West African nation.

The debate over second-hand clothes in Senegal