• January 27, 2023

New claims of ethnic clashes in central Ethiopia

Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the new clashes between Ethiopians from Oromo and Amhara groups in the centre of the country. The fighting would …

France recalls envoy to Burkina Faso after expulsion of its forces

France said on Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador from Burkina Faso, a day after agreeing to demands from the ruling junta to pull out troops from the former French …

Libya to sign gas deals with Italy’s Eni – National Oil corporation chief

Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Wednesday (Jan. 25) it had reached an $8-billion deal with Italian energy giant ENI to develop offshore hydrocarbon sites. “We have reached a deal with ENI …

Senegal seizes over 800 kg of cocaine off coast of Dakar

Over 800 kg of cocaine were seized on a ship off Dakar by the Senegalese navy, the Senegalese Directorate of Public Relations (Dirpa) announced Tuesday (Jan. 24). The seizure of 805 …

Senegalese residents protest mismanagement of anti-Covid funds

Hundreds of Senegalese civilians demonstrated in Dakar on Saturday by banging pots and pans during president Macky Sall’s end of year speech. Both the demonstration and Friday’s protest were to demand …

Sports:Senegal get ready to play the Netherlands without Mané

Senegal’s players attended a training session at Al Thumama stadium in Doha on November 20, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match against the Netherlands. The squad …

Business: Floods strike a blow to tourism around Senegal’s Pink Lake and salt industry

Senegal’s renowned Pink lake may be in danger. At the height of the rainy season in August, water cascaded into the lake, nearly tripling its usual depth. The influx washed away …

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 …