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2016-05-06 China Is Leading Importer of Senegal's Groundnut Oil - Official Data
[Focac] Dakar -Senegal has so far exported 178,168 tons of processed groundnut oil during the 2015-2016 agricultural season, local media has reported.

2016-05-04 Hissène Habré Verdict Scheduled May 30
[HRW] Dakar -Human Rights Watch on May 3, 2016, issued an updated question-and-answer document about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. A verdict is scheduled for May 30, based on an announcement by the court at the end of the trial on February 11.

2016-05-04 Q&A - Hissène Habré Before the Extraordinary African Chambers
[HRW] On May 30, 2016, judges at the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system will deliver their verdict in the trial of former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré. Habré faces charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes, and the prosecutor has asked the court to hand down a life sentence. The chambers were inaugurated by Senegal and the African Union in February 2013 to prosecute the "person or persons" most responsible for international crimes committed in Chad

2016-05-04 The Gambia and us
[Sud Quotidien] The same people separated by an artificial border : that is the case of the Gambia and Senegal.

2016-05-03 Ecowas Ministers Call for Support to Dakar-Abidjan Corridor Project
[Daily Observer] ECOWAS Ministers for Works, Infrastructure, Roads, and Justice, have called on Heads of States and Governments to consider contributing funds towards the project implementation of the Dakar-Abidjan Corridor Project.

2016-05-03 On Gambia-Senegal Mayor's Forum
[Daily Observer] Mayors from the Islamic Republic of The Gambia and the sister Republic of Senegal recently held a forum where they discussed how to find an amicable solution in finally resolving the three-month-long border closure between the country countries.

2016-04-29 Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region
[African Arguments] Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What's come of it?

2016-04-27 Rwanda to Face Senegal in Friendly
[CAF] Rwanda will face Senegal in a friendly on Saturday, 28 May 2016 at the Amahoro Stadium, Kigali.

2016-04-27 Diouf Ready to Support Gambia Football
[The Point] Senegalese footballer El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf has expressed his readiness to work with relevant Gambian football stakeholders in making Gambia football one of the best in Africa.

2016-04-27 Cycling/ Tour of Senegal - Algerian Hamza Mehdi Wins Third Stage
[Algerie Presse Service] Dakar (Senegal) -Algerian cyclist Hamza Mehdi won the third stage of the 15th Senegal Cycling Tour, raced between the cities of Saint-Louis and Thies over a distance of 189.5 km.

2016-04-25 ACP, EU Lay Groundwork For Pivotal Joint Council Meeting In Dakar
[allAfrica] Brussels -The Draft Agenda for the upcoming ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers, scheduled for the 28-29 April in Dakar, Senegal has been endorsed by Member State representatives from the European Union as well as the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.

2016-04-25 Amavubi Line Up Friendly Against Senegal
[New Times] Amavubi will play against Senegal in an international friendly on May 28 ahead of the AFCON 2017 Gabon qualifiers return leg against Mozambique slated for June 4 in Kigali, the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has said.

2016-04-24 Music Legend Papa Wemba Dies After Collapsing On Stage
[Premium Times] Congolese Music legend, Papa Wemba, died around 9:10 GMT in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital, his manager Marie Laure Yaone, has confirmed in a Facebook post.

2016-04-26 Cycling-Tour of Senegal - Abderrahmane Mansouri Wins First Stage
[Algerie Presse Service] Dakar -Algerian cyclist Abderrahmane Mansouri won the first stage of the Tour of Senegal, raced Saturday between Dakar and the city of Tivaouane.

2016-04-26 Diouf Describes U-20 Players As Unbelievable Talents
[Daily Observer] Two times African Football of the Year, Elhadji Diouf, has described Gambia U-20 players, Bun Sanneh and Ablie Jallow as unbelievable talents who have a bright future ahead of them.

2016-04-24 Papa Wemba Dies On Stage Aged 66
[Nation] Papa Wemba has died aged 66.The Congolese musician known for his impeccable dressing style as much as the Rhumba Rock sound which he pioneered, collapsed on stage and was later confirmed dead.

2016-04-24 Shakespeare Helps Tackle Social Issues
[Al Jazeera] DAKAR - In Senegal, Shakespeare is helping young people to talk about difficult social issues.

2016-04-24 Renowned Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dies
[Deutsche Welle] Papa Wemba, also known as "the king of Congolese rumba," has died. The 66-year-old icon of rumba rock collapsed on stage during a concert in Ivory Coast.

2016-04-21 Switch Off the Lights, We're Voting
[ISS] Cameroonian journalist Richard Onanena's recent trip to neighbouring Chad to cover the first round of elections on 10 April was a harrowing experience. Due to the restrictions on communications imposed by the government, he was unable to send messages or reach his colleagues at the BBC Africa service's headquarters in Dakar.

2016-04-19 Ecowas Commissioner Speaks On Dakar-Abidjan Corridor
[The Point] ECOWAS Commissioner Ebrima Njie has said the ministerial and expert meeting was a milestone that sought to advance the directives from the presidents to extend the successes of the Abidjan-Lagos corridor to the Dakar-Abidjan corridor.

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