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All International wire news

E.g., 2017-03-29

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AFP - 3/15/17

Youssou Ndour, Senegal's most famous musician, is throwing his weight behind malaria eradication in his homeland to combat an illness that has for too long held back...

AFP - 3/8/17

The embattled mayor of Senegal's capital Dakar was on Tuesday charged with embezzlement of public funds and placed in custody, one of his lawyers told AFP.

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AFP - 3/7/17

Papa Massata Diack, son of disgraced former IAAF chief Lamine Diack, slammed corruption allegations against him over the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio as...

AFP - 3/6/17

The embattled mayor of Senegal's capital Dakar will face questioning Monday in connection with public funds worth $2.85 million (2.7 million euros) allegedly...

AFP - 3/5/17

Senegal and The Gambia on Saturday affirmed a "new dynamic" between the two countries since the fall of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, and vowed to strengthen...

AFP - 3/4/17

The mayor of Senegal's capital is facing a judicial probe into the disappearance of 1.83 billion CFA francs ($2.85 million) in city funds, the country's top...

AFP - 2/13/17

Forced evictions are at the heart of most African land disputes, and local anger over those displacements threatens investment across the continent, a report said...

AFP - 1/10/17

Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour led the tributes Tuesday to young blind singer Ablaye Mbaye who collapsed and died in a recording studio in Dakar.

The 35-...

AFP - 1/10/17

An ex minister who has become the most high-profile defector from Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's government has declared his support for Adama Barrow, the...

AFP - 1/7/17

Chad's former president Hissene Habre will on Monday begin an appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity -- a verdict hailed as a...

AFP - 11/2/16

Intimidation of opposition parties, media repression and politicised security forces have "all but extinguished" the chance of a free and fair election in the Gambia...

AFP - 10/31/16

As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to...

AFP - 10/27/16

The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of "persecuting"...

AFP - 10/26/16

The International Criminal Court on Monday urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi's...

AFP - 10/23/16

Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent...

AFP - 10/19/16

Senegal paid tribute Tuesday to retiring wrestling champion Yakhya "Yekini" Diop, celebrating a quarter-century of mesmerising bouts that saw his sport shift from...

AFP - 10/15/16

The brother of Senegal's president resigned Friday from his controversial role at a commodities firm, sparking a violent protest by opposition groups who have...

AFP - 9/28/16

When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia's long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money...

AFP - 9/28/16

A young father whose death in custody has spurred plans to build Senegal's first new prisons in five decades was killed by shots to the head, local media said Tuesday...

AFP - 9/7/16

Rules governing African athletes who controversially transfer allegiance to other countries need a full review, the continent's track and field supremo said Tuesday...

AFP - 9/5/16

As Gabon is rocked by violence following the contested re-election of President Ali Bongo, experts says electoral fraud in Africa is becoming harder, thanks to civil...

AFP - 7/30/16

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, sentenced to life in May for crimes against humanity, was ordered Friday to pay what could amount to tens of millions of euros...

AFP - 7/29/16

A new initiative by Senegal to get child beggars off the streets was hailed Thursday by rights organisations, who also called for a legal crackdown on those who...

AFP - 7/29/16

Ryoma Ogawa learnt baseball on the manicured pitches of his native Japan, but the young coach has hit a home run in Senegal with a ragtag team of kids, cultivating...

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