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China's 'soft power' in Senegal

China is making massive investments in the West African nation and with that has come an influx of Chinese migrants who have settled there.

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Senegal convicts 13 suspected Boko Haram fighters

Accused imprisoned for attempting to establish a homegrown armed group modelled on Boko Haram.

Senegal convicts 13 suspected Boko Haram fighters

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World Cup 2018: Senegal look to 'win it for Africa'

It will be Senegal's first World Cup appearance since 2002 but the coach is counting on experience to get them through.

High hopes for Senegal before World Cup opener against Poland

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Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace

Female reporters in Senegal's Casamance region break the communication barriers between opposing sides.

Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace

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Protests in Senegal against proposed electoral law changes

That government says the reforms are needed to simplify the election process and reduce state costs and subsidies allocated for campaigns.

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New technology reduces malaria cases in Senegal

Senegal is one of a few African countries that reduced cases of malaria by 20 percent last year, due in part to a new early detection technology developed by Senegalese hospitals.

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Rising sea levels threaten UNESCO site in Senegal

Saint Louis, a UNESCO heritage site, home to more than 300 years of colonial history, is under threat from rising sea levels.

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Mauritania-Senegal tension over fishing territories heating

A group of Senegalese fishermen attacked Mauritanian shopkeepers after the Mauritanian coastguard shot dead another Senegalese fisherman allegedly in Mauritania's territorial waters.

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Autistic children in Africa suffer from stigma

Autism affects the way a child communicates and sees the world, but with only 50 child psychiatrists in Africa, it requires specialised care that most Africans don't have.

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Mayor of Senegal's capital sentenced to five years in prison

Khalifa Sall, Dakar's mayor, plans to appeal against his five-year sentence for corruption, claiming that the trial is politically motivated and intended to end his campaign for president next year.

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Africa's 'lion economies' growth exceeds forecasts

The nations of West Africa, including Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Ghana have recently seen a significant increase in growth.

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Senegal protests: A call for free and fair elections

Senegal's opposition parties have been protesting in a call for free and fair elections ahead of the 2019 presidential vote.

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Trans-African railway line hopes to boost regional trade

The African Union has an ambitious plan to connect the port of Dakar in West Africa to the port of Djibouti in East Africa, linking 10 countries, many of them landlocked.

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Global push to have every child in school by 2030

French President Emmanuel Macron says education is the most important way to ensure security and progress.

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Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

African Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the US.

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa