Thursday 25 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-25

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AFP - 5/22/17

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and...

AFP - 5/7/17

Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, the former head of a military junta who ruled Mauritania from 2005 until 2007, died Friday of a heart attack while on holiday, his family and...

AFP - 5/1/17

After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her...

AFP - 4/29/17

Chadian lawyer Jacqueline Moudeina has fought for close to two decades to deliver justice for the victims of former president Hissene Habre, who terrorised his...

AFP - 4/28/17

A special court in Dakar on Thursday upheld a life sentence against Chad's former president Hissene Habre for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, but...

AFP - 4/28/17

A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his...

AFP - 4/27/17

American star Marcus Miller has made soulful amends to the Senegalese jazz festival he skipped a year ago, stirring emotion with a musical tribute to west Africa's...

AFP - 4/26/17

Almost 30 people have died in two boat accidents in Senegal and The Gambia, neighbouring west African nations with poor maritime safety records.

Twenty-one...

AFP - 4/26/17

Twenty-one people died when a boat capsized in a Senegal delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday, adding that the vast majority who lost...

AFP - 4/26/17

Chad's former president Hissene Habre will Thursday hear the final decision on an appeal against a life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape,...

AFP - 4/25/17

At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal in a delta region popular with tourists...

AFP - 4/14/17

A fire tore through makeshift straw shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal, killing at least 22 people and triggering a stampede, firefighters and local...

AFP - 4/9/17

Thousands of people took to the streets of the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday to protest against President Macky Sall and call for the release of political...

AFP - 4/2/17

A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement...

AFP - 3/30/17

Best known for taking the last professional images of Kurt Cobain before his suicide, French photographer Youri Lenquette's newest exhibition reveals an eye now...

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...

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