Senegal Moves Troops Near Gambia As Jammeh Remains Defiant
[Premium Times] Senegalese troops were seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down, the BBC reports.
Warriors - Flash in the Pan or Serious Afcon Contender?
[allAfrica] Whether Zimbabwe's battling 2-2 draw with Algeria in their opening Group B clash at the 2017 African Nations Cup was a flash in the pan or a sign of genuine quarterfinal credentials will be put to the test against pool favourites Senegal in Franceville on Thursday (19h00 GMT).
Jammeh Is Recruiting Mercenaries - Reports
[Observer] Mercenaries in Banjul from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Casamance, according to Gambian newspaper.
Five Afcon Stars Who Ditched Europe
[allAfrica] It used to be that African-born players were clamouring to feature for European nations, with the continent losing a steady stream of stars that would otherwise bolster their national sides.
Warriors Suffer Musona Blow
[New Zimbabwe] WARRIORS chief striker Knowledge Musona has been ruled out of Thursday's match against Senegal due to a harm string injury he sustained in the opening match of the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals against Algeria on Sunday.
Thousands of Gambians Fleeing the Country
[Foroyaa] On Friday 13th January, 2017 the Banjul ferry terminal was congested with people including women and children fleeing the country to Senegal which started since outgoing President Jammeh's pronouncement declaring the election result null and void and calling for fresh election.
Armed With APPs and Crops, Women Lead Battle to Save Senegal's Shrinking Farmland
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ndiael -The women of Thiamene, a tiny straw hut village in northern Senegal, used to scrape together a living by collecting wild baobab fruit and selling milk from their cows.
Senegal Needs to Sort Out Panicked Defence
[allAfrica] On the face of it Senegal's 2-0 victory over Tunisia in their opening Group B match of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals looked routine, but the fancied west Africans were forced to hang on as their opponents missed a number of excellent chances.
Women to Organize 'Peace Tent'
[Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia-Guinea Bissau Women's Forum in collaboration with the Gender Action Team (GAT) will organize a 'Peace Tent' tomorrow Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 12pm-3pm.
Senegal Set to Bust the Ghosts of Africa Cup of Nations Past
[RFI] A sense of guilt haunts the Senegal squad as they prepare to take on Tunisia on Sunday for the opening Group B match at the Africa Cup of Nations. Two years ago in Equatorial Guinea, Senegal failed to make it out of the group stages. It was even worse in 2013 in South Africa where they lost all three of their matches.
Gambia - President-Elect Barrow to Remain in Senegal Until Swearing-in
[Premium Times] Senegal will host Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow until his swearing-in ceremony, the state-owned Senegalese news agency APS reported Sunday.
Senegal Take Early Control of Group B As Zimbabwe Scare Algeria
[RFI] Senegal's mission to atone for the sins of their disastrous 2013 and 2015 campaigns took shape on Sunday night as their 2017 incarnation outmuscled Tunisia 2-0 in Franceville. Skipper Cheikhou KouyatÃ© said on the eve of the clash that his side was still haunted by the early eliminations from the two previous tournaments.
The Afcon Day That Was - January 14-15 - Breathless Football and Kitasrophes
[Daily Maverick] From Tunisia's inability to score to Zimbabwe's kitastrophe with the fairy-tale debut of Guinea Bissau woven in between. If you've been snoozing on Afcon, here's what you've missed. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Who's Who of Football Face Carthage Eagles on Sunday
[allAfrica] Pre-tournament favourites Senegal will receive a stern early test of their championship credentials when they take on Tunisia in a tasty 2017 African Nations Cup Group B clash at the Stade de Franceville on Sunday (19h00 GMT).
French President Says Farewell to Africa
[Deutsche Welle] This weekend President Hollande attends his last Africa-France summit. On taking office, he pledged to break with 'Francafrique' but almost five years later the French footprint in Africa appears undiminished.
Giants vs Minnows - Will AFCON Get a Surprise Victor?
[allAfrica] The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the start of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals to be played in Gabon from Saturday.
Senegal 'Ready to Oust Jammeh'
[Observer] In the face of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's intransigence to the voice of reason to accept defeat as per the December 1, 2016 election results, Senegal has reportedly put its army on standby, waiting to see whether the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) bloc, of which Senegal is a member, decides to use force to remove the dictator.
Dangote, Others, to Pay New Cement Tax in Senegal
[Vanguard] The government of Senegal has slammed a new cement tax of $4.84 per ton of cement on the country's three cement plants run by Dangote Cement, Ciments du Sahel and Sococim.
Economic Prospects for 2017 - Ten Countries to Watch
[Atlantic Council] The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, "the worst year for average economic growth" in the region in over twenty years, according to a report from Ernst & Young.
Micro-Gardening As One Part of Therapy in Dakar
[Global Fund] Paco and Mansour are proud of what they have achieved: Guided by Awa (middle), a volunteer social worker, they have created what they call "their" vegetable garden at the Centre de Prise en Charge IntegrÃ©e des Addictions de Dakar, or CEPIAD.