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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...

Rebels say logging feud to blame for Casamance massacre

A rebel movement in Senegal's restive southern region of Casamance on Monday blamed the massacre of 13 men at the weekend on a feud in the illegal teak logging industry. The Casamance Movement of Democratic Forces (MFDC) said it "firmly...

Ex Senegal’s strongman Abdoulaye Wade storms Dakar ahead of parliamentary vote

Hundreds of people filled the streets of Dakar outside the airport Monday to welcome former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade, who returned to lead his party into legislative elections after spending years abroad following a failed bid for a third...
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Funeral for assassinated Ethiopia’s Oromo singer begins, thousands kept out

Security was high in Ethiopia’s Ambo town on Thursday for the funeral of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing earlier this week sparked two days...

Group decries Nigerian AGF comments on whistleblowers and looted fund

Whistle blower not responsible for recovery of looted fund. Call for transparency and consistency in application of...

Ethiopia spiraling out of control , late singer’s uncle killed, father in critical condition

At least eight more people has died including an uncle of the late popular Oromo singer, who was gunned down in Ethiopian capital on...