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2014-08-22 Dakar Closes Border Over Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Senegal has closed its border with Guinea and imposed controls for boats and ships hailing from Ebola-hit countries Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. South Africa has imposed similar measures for travelers.

2014-08-22 Nigeria Confirms Ebola Cases From Secondary Contact
[VOA]Nigeria's health minister has confirmed the country's first cases of Ebola in people who did not have direct contact with Patrick Sawyer, an infected Liberian-American who traveled to Lagos from Liberia.

2014-08-22 OM Has Its Eyes On Abdoulaye Konko
[Africa Top Sports]Olympic of Marseille does not let go Abdoulay Konko. According to the Roman edition Corriere della Sera the defender is again in the viewfinder of the Frenchclub Lazio of Rome.

2014-08-22 Egypt List of Foreigners for Senegal and Tunisia for Afcon
[Africa Top Sports]To face Senegal and Tunisia within the framework of Africa Cup of Nations playoffs in group G, Egypt selector, Shawky Gharib stated publicly the names of the expatriates who are going to join the local Pharaohs on August 30th of this year. They will be all in all 11 players who evolve overseas. They are called to join the local selection, which will be summoned on August 25th for the gathering.

2014-08-20 Editor Sentenced for False News On Ebola
[MFWA]Félix N'zalé, a journalist and managing editor of privately-owned La Tribune newspaper, was on August 14, 2014, handed a one-year suspended sentence and a fine of FCFA one million (equivalent to US$ 2,200) for publishing false news.

2014-08-20 One Dead, Several Others Injured in Police-Student Clashes
[MFWA]Bassirou Faye, a Senegalese student of the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), was on August14, 2014, shot dead by an unidentified policeman.

2014-08-20 CRIE Declares Itself Competent to Judge Karim Wade
[The Point]The trial on a charge of illicit enrichment of former Senegalese minister Karim Wade resumed Monday morning at the Palais de Justice in Dakar.

2014-08-19 Contourglobal and Senegal Sign Agreement to Bring 53 MW of New Thermal Electricity Generation in 2015
[PR Newswire]Dakar, Senegal and Paris and New York -ContourGlobal will invest euro 85m to build, own and operate a new power generation facility located on an existing brownfield site in Dakar, Senegal under a 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

2014-08-19 AS Pikine Crowned Coupe Du Senegal Champions
[CAF]AS Pikine completed a domestic double on Sunday (17 August 2014) by beating Olympique de Ngor 2-1 after extra time to win the 54th edition of the Coupe du Senegal.

2014-08-19 Mamadou Samb Spun in Cb Breogan
[Africa Top Sports]Mamadou Samb left Liga Endesa and Uxue Bilbao Basket. The Spanish-Senegalese midfielder signed a contract with LeB Oro CB Breogan's training center.

2014-08-14 Take Your Rightful Place, Cardinal Tells Women
[CISA]Dakar -Archbishop of Dakar, Théodore Adrien Cardinal Sarr, has spoken out passionately about the need to recognise the important role that women play in a Christian community.

2014-08-12 Update On Ebola Outbreak Senegal - Suspected Ebola Patient Tested Negative
[The Point]Tests on the 27-year-old man, who was suspected of carrying the Ebola virus and is currently admitted at Matam Hospital in northern Senegal, showed negative, and his health condition has improved.

2014-08-12 Abdoulaye Baldé Reappears Before CREI
[The Point]The mayor of Ziguinchor Abdoulaye Baldé responded Monday to the summons of Senegal's Court for the Suppression of the Illicit Enrichment (CREI). Accompanied by his lawyers, Balde came to give evidence on the "lawful origins" of his fortune, estimated by the court at 5 billion CFA francs.

2014-08-11 One Ebola Suspect in Senegal
[The Point]Over the weekend, Doctor Sene, chief medical doctor of Matam hospital in the northern part of Senegal, told the private television station TFM that a patient suspected to have Ebola has been admitted in Matam hospital.

2014-08-11 Mamadou Niang Could Compete for Champions League
[Africa Top Sports]Courted by Arles-Avignon in France, Mamadou Niang, refused for a mean time the proposal of Ligue 1 club, and could land in Poland.

2014-08-11 Modou Sougou - Evian Is Waiting for the Senegalese
[Africa Top Sports]Modou Sougou in return to Evian Thonon? In Haute-Savoie, we are waiting for the Senegalese stiker who spent the last season in loan. Questioned on Thursday about the recruitment, the coach Pascal dupraz did not hide that he would like to find Sougou who is put aside in Marseille.

2014-08-08 World Bank Group Finances 96 megawatt Tobene Power Plant in Senegal
[World Bank]The World Bank Group today signed agreements for the Tobene Independent Power Project in Taiba Ndiaye in Senegal. These included a 93.4 million euro financing agreement arranged by IFC and a $40 million equivalent IDA partial risk guarantee project agreement. The project will provide power to over one and half million residents in Senegal.

2014-08-08 Sierra Leonean Embassy Organises Prayers to End Ebola Virus
[The Point]Religious leaders led by the Imam Ratib of Banjul, Alhagie Cherno Alieu Mass Kah, yesterday converged at the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in The Gambia to offer prayers through recitation of the Holy Quran to end the deadly Ebola virus which has so far cost the lives of hundreds of people in the affected countries in West Africa.

2014-08-08 If There Is No Proof Against Karim Wade, the Court Cannot Convict Him, Said President Macky Sall
[The Point]Senegalese President Macky Sall referring to the current trial of Karim Wade has declared: "If the allegations levelled against him are not true, the court cannot convict him".

2014-08-08 Bordeaux - Two Mors Years for Lamine Sané ?
[Africa Top Sports]The defender Lamine Sané could extend his contract with Bordeaux to two years. The Senegalese would then be connected to the club until June 2017.It is information from the Equipe. In a year of his bail term, the player is in the viewfinder of several clubs of Premier League. But the leaders of his club do not want him to leave. This season he was promoted captain.

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