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Court in Senegal sentenced 3 fathers for pushing their sons to migrate to Europe

A court in Senegal on Tuesday handed down jail terms to three fathers accused of pushing their sons to migrate to Europe by sea, sending them on a trip that left one of them dead, a defence lawyer said.In...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened to a $1.4 billion government plan to protect citizens from rising flood risk.Three months’ worth...

Dakar, Senegal gets a year worth of rainfall in a night

Thousands of people are homeless in Senegal’s capital on Monday after a weekend storm brought nearly a year’s worth of rainfall in a single day, turning roads into rivers.Video footage showed residents in the suburbs of Dakar wading through...

Senegal builds military camp near Mali border to avert ‘cross-border threats’

Senegal on Tuesday began building a military camp near its border with violence-torn Mali to address "cross-border threats (and) trafficking", the defence ministry said.The camp is being constructed at Goudiry in the east of the country, nearly 600km from...

Senegal president self-isolates after contact with Covid-19 case

Senegalese President Macky Sall is quarantining for two weeks after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, state television said on Thursday.The measure is precautionary as an initial COVID-19 test of Macky Sall,...

Coronavirus protests rocks Senegal capital

Protestors in Dakar set tyres on fire and threw stones at security forces on Wednesday night during protests over a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed almost three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.The unrest in Senegal’s capital followed similar...

10-minute coronavirus test in production in Senegal may be on its way – for $1

Researchers this week began validation trials on a Covid-19 diagnostic test that can be done at home and produce results in as little as 10 minutes - all for $1.The plan is to dually manufacture the tests in Senegal...

Coronavirus ‘rapid test kits’ to be made in Senegal

Rapid test kits that scientists say will diagnose coronavirus within 10 minutes are being developed in a laboratory in Senegal's capital, Dakar, and are expected to be available from June.The project at the custom-built DiaTropix facility is a collaboration...

Senegal to tighten entry conditions to enhance security

Senegal is expected to toughen its entry visa regime by the end of the year, interior minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye disclosed on Thursday. "For security reasons, we need to know who is coming in and who is going out," the...

Jailed ex-Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall gets presidential pardon

Senegal's president has pardoned the former mayor of the capital city Dakar, who was jailed for five years in 2018 on corruption charges. Khalifa Sall was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly embezzling $3 million (£2.4m) in public funds. But critics...
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