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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,...

Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal reports Reuters.The former IAAF is being prosecuted for...

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...

Senegal agrees to lift ban, allows repatriation of coronavirus dead

Senegalese President Macky Sall has agreed to allow the bodies of citizens who died of Covid-19 abroad back into the West African state, soothing distraught families who had fought the ban.The government banned the repatriations in April to stem...

Senegal to re-open mosques, ease restrictions as covid-19 cases jump

Senegalese President Macky Sall announced the re-opening of mosques and churches and the easing of other restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus, even as the largest one-day jump in cases was recorded on Monday.Sall ordered places of worship closed...

African nations seek own solutions for coronavirus

A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each instead of tens of thousands of dollars.The team...

Senegal cancels big independent party to fight coronavirus

Authorities in Senegal has cancelled giant celebrations to mark its 60th anniversary of independence from France because of coronavirus pandemic reports the BBC.Senegal recorded a total of 207 coronavirus cases, out of which 66 people have recovered, 140 are...

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: Senegal and Ivory Coast announce curfew

Senegal and Ivory Coast both announced they were imposing a state of emergency to tackle the spread of coronavirus this follows South Africa's president declaration on Monday that he was deploying the military onto the streets to help police...

Sadio Mane donates €45,000 to help Senegal fight coronavirus

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has made a donation of 30 millions FCFA - around 45,000 euros (£41,000) - to the national committee fighting against coronavirus in his home country of Senegal.The Reds' player decided to make the donation "spontaneously...
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Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by...
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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...

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

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