Obama Expected in Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa Next Month
[allAfrica]President Barrack Obama will visit Dakar next month,ording to reports in the Senegalese press.
Fostering Senegambia Ties
[The Point]The Gambia and Senegal are no doubt one for obvious reasons. We share the same religions, tribes and culture since time in memorial. Geopolitics should not be allowed to distance us from one another.
President Sall's Envoy Holds Talks With President Jammeh
[Daily Observer]A special envoy of the Senegalese president dispatched to Banjul, on Wednesday said he discussed with the Gambian leader, the existing bilateral relationship between Banjul and Dakar. Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye, shortly after his closed-door session with His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, told waiting journalists that his mission in the country was to deliver a special message to the Gambian leader from his Senegalese counterpart, His Excellency President Macky Sall. He revealed t
TFM's Anchor Tips Success for Gambian Wrestlers
[Foroyaa]Senegal's TV presenter Lamine Samba of Tfm has tipped Gambian Wrestlers to the crescendo of success in the traditional sport. Wrestling in the Gambia, he said, will blossom with backings from natives. Lamine Samba, who anchors a wrestling programme on popular Senegalese television Tfm dubbed 'Diognante'- a native literal term meaning 'wrestle', is of the believe, that the sport in Gambia will survive its recent test and that the wrestlers will reap its fruits.
Thomas-Greenfield Likely Choice for Assistant Secretary
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has tapped Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a widely respected career Foreign Service officer, to the department's top Africa post,Â sources have told AllAfrica.
Chadian Blogger Expelled for Criticizing Chad's Leaders
[HRW]Nairobi -The Senegalese government's expulsion of the Chadian blogger and journalist Makaila Nguebla is a blow to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today.
Income-Generating Projects for Displaced in Casamance
[ICRC]Ziguinchor -With support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 40 people displaced by the armed conflict in Casamance are about to participate in small income-generating projects.
ICRC Visits People Held By Seperatist Forces
[ICRC]Geneva/Dakar -Delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited 12 people today who have been held since 3 May by the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC).
Senegalese High Commissioner Gives to Mile II Inmates
[Daily Observer]The Senegalese high commissioner to The Gambia, HE Babacar Diagne, Wednesday donated food and non-food items to the inmates at the State Central Prison at Mile II, in Banjul.
Samba Faal Heads to Senegal As New High Commissioner
[The Point]Former mayor of the Banjul City Council, Samba Faal, has been named as Gambia's new high commissioner to Dakar, Senegal, The Point has reliably learnt.
Senegalese High Commission Donates to Gambia Prison Service
[The Point]The Senegalese High Commissioner to The Gambia, Babacar Diagne yesterday donated food and non-food items worth D125,000 to the Gambia Prison Service.
Visiting Senegalese Wrestlers Vow to Promote Wrestling in Gambia
[The Point]Three young promising Senegalese wrestlers, who are in The Gambia on a visit to their friend Omar Jaw, told The Point recently they are in the country to promote wrestling.
Demining Speeds Up in Senegal's Casamance Region
[IRIN]Ziguinchor -Over half of the mined land in Senegal's southern Casamance region has been cleared, according to the government's anti-mines action centre, CNAMS, which says it is on track to reach the 1 March 2016 deadline of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty to eliminate such weapons.
Senegal to Nigeria Superhighway Still Stuck in a Rut
[Guardian Network]Trans-west African route was supposed to stretch from Dakar to Lagos but, 40 years after its inception, only small sections have been built
Human Rights Reports - Senegal
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Gasinzigwa Discusses Empowerment With Senegalese Activist
[New Times]The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Oda Gasinzigwa, on Friday met with Bineta Diop, the founder and President of Femmes Africa SolidaritÃ© (FAS), an international organisation that promotes women empowerment and peace.
Former President Wade's Son Incarcerated
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Karim Wade, son of former Senegalese president Abdulaye Wade, has been incarcerated at Rebeuss Prison, a correction centre in the capital of Dakar. Wade is being asked to justify a fortune estimated at 694 billion CFA, equal to more than $1.37 billion, amassed in various bank accounts.
Kukoi Samba Sanyang Speaks After Senegal Expulsion
[The Point]Gambian dissident Kukoi Samba Sanyang, who was on Wednesday expelled from Senegal, has blamed the Senegalese security forces rather than President Macky Sall for his expulsion.
President Sirleaf in Dakar, Senegal - Participates in Open Society Foundations Activities
[Liberia Govt]Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on a two-day working visit at the invitation of philanthropist George Soros.
Jonathan Asked to Wade Into Ebonyi Govt, Ibeto Rift
[This Day]President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to wade into the controversy which has trailed the acquisition of 65 per cent equity of Nigeria Cement Company (NIGERCEM), Nkalagu, Ebonyi State by the Ibeto Group of Companies, and Ebonyi State Government.