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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...

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’s Macky Sall bars cabinet from foreign travels over coronavirus

Senegal's president Macky Sall ordered his cabinet ministers not to leave the country in a measure to control risks from coronavirus, the presidency said on Thursday.Senegal has registered four cases of COVID-19 since the virus first emerged in China...

Senegal confirms first coronavirus case

Senegal’s health minister on Monday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country, the second case in sub-Saharan Africa after one was confirmed in Nigeria last week.The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has increased fears of a...

Senegal’s president defends LGBT record during Canada PM visit

Senegal's president Macky Sall on Wednesday defended his country's ban on same-sex activity, saying during a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it "has nothing to do with" homophobia.More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa...

Angry Senegalese demand relatives’ evacuation from Wuhan, China

A group of Senegalese families have asked their government to immediately evacuate their relatives from coronavirus-stricken China on Wednesday, after the president said it lacked the means to airlift them to safety.Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Monday that the...

France returns to Senegal a sword full of history and political significance

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday symbolically presented Senegalese President Macky Sall with a sword that was taken from Senegal many years ago and President Emmanuel Macron's commitment to return stolen works of art to Africa.Mr. Philippe presented...

Senegal’s Casamance rebel leader shot dead by unknown gunman

The leader of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), a rebel group in the southern region of Senegal, Abdou Elinkine Diatta, was killed on Sunday while attending a traditional ceremony, said Senegalese army spokesman.Three people were also...

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...

Macron and Senegal’s Macky Sall co-host international education fund

Education is the sole response to the global rise of extremism, French President Emmanuel Macron told a conference in Senegal on Friday where he pledged €200 million ($248 million) to support an international education fund. Macron and Senegal's President Macky...
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