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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...

Senegalese Sadio Mane wins CAF African Player of the year

Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named CAF African Footballer of the year 2019, holding off competition from club team-mate Mohamed Salah and the Man City winger Riyad MahrezMane was a standout player as Liverpool went all...

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...

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...

Senegal’s record breaking mosque opens to worshipers

A majestic new mosque that took nearly a decade to build is held its first afternoon prayers today, Friday 27th, September, in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Billed as the largest mosque in West Africa, the building and its grounds have...

North Koreans work in Senegal despite UN sanctions – VOA

North Korea has quietly reopened a construction firm in Senegal in an apparent violation of United Nations sanctions targeting Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, VOA Korean has confirmed. At least 31 North Koreans are working at the firm, Corman Construction & Commerce...

Senegalese government to offer free breast cancer treatment

Senegal's government says that women suffering from breast or cervical cancer will be offered free chemotherapy in public hospitals from the beginning of October. “We are relieved because these are the most common types of cancers affecting women here,” Dr...
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