• September 30, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

Candidates hold final rallies ahead of Senegal’s legislative elections

The Senegalese elect their deputies on Sunday in legislative elections that will be a test before the presidential election of February 2024, an election that the opposition wants to use to …

Senegal’s opposition leader calls for another mega protest on June 29

Senegal’s main opposition leader on Monday called for a fresh demonstration to be held on June 29, despite the previous one being banned and the ensuing clashes leaving three dead. Ousmane …

World’s largest civilian hospital ship “Global Mercy” in Senegal

The Global Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, made its debut in Africa in the port of Dakar where it will stay for four weeks to train health professionals, an …

Three arrests after alleged homophobic attack on foreigner in Senegal

Three men have been arrested in Senegal for allegedly being involved in a mob attack against a young foreigner accused of being homosexual. The attack occurred on 17 May in the …

Senegal faces economic boom in Oyster farming

Senegal has developed an important oyster industry in recent years that is still under-exploited although it is promising new revenues. The mangrove swamp near Joal-Fadiouth, a fishing village in southern Senegal, …

Rising food prices ahead of Ramadan in Senegal

With less than 10 days to go before Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, Senegal is experiencing an increase in the price of basic foodstuffs. Many residents are lamenting the …

Senegal unveils state of the art 50,000-seater capacity stadium

Thousands of Senegalese gathered on Tuesday for the inauguration of a 50,000-seater stadium aimed at making the country Africa’s go-to venue for international events. The stadium is in Diamniadio, a town …

Nine Senegalese soldiers ‘missing’ in The Gambia

Nine Senegalese soldiers from the West African mission in Gambia have been missing since Monday and are believed to be held captive by Casamance rebels following clashes during an operation against …

Most anticipated African elections in 2022: A “test” of Africa’s Democracy

Elections have proven to be a fundamental contribution to democratic governance. Despite its aim of allowing a peaceful transfer of power, some elections are often marred by substantial violence. For instance, …

Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa climaxed

The seventh edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa came to a climax in Senegal on Tuesday. The forum had witnessed several meetings and debates among …