Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Senegal

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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

Senegal

Senegal: Army targets rebel hideouts in Casamance region

The offensive was prompted by the murder of 14 villagers in a suspected illegal-timber-trafficking dispute last week, but the rebels are denying responsibility for the massacre.

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.