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Senegal singer Amy Colle given bail after 10 days detention

A Senegalese singer was granted provisional release Monday after 10 days of detention for "offending the head of state and spreading fake news", her lawyer said. Amy Colle Dieng, a well-known singer of Senegal's popular mbalakh form of dance music,...

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...

17 women died in central Senegal in a fishing boat accident

A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal. Private station RFM says the boat was carrying at least 60 people who had gone...
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Suspected grave vandal rescued after spending 2 days buried waist-deep in Soweto

A suspected grave vandal was rescued by the police in South Africa, after apparently spending two days buried up...
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Woman 62, to spend 35 years in jail for violent robbery

A 62-year-old female carjacker, will spend the next 35 years behind bars after being convicted of robbery with violence by a Law Court in...

Tanzania opposition CHADEMA names Tundu Lissu as presidential candidate

Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President Magufuli, clinched the nomination for the leading opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) party ahead of...

24,000 health workers in S. Africa have contracted coronavirus

Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March,...

After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold”...