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2016-05-26 Africa Confused, Conflicted Over Drug Control
[IDPC] As government delegates and civil society organizations from all over the world gathered at the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in New York last month, many hoped for a sober reflection of the world drug problem and an honest assessment of what has not worked over the years. Unfortunately, however, this hope was not entirely met.

2016-05-26 Gambia-Senegal Border Reopens
[The Point] The Senegalese transport union on 24 May 2016 announced through the Senegalese media the reopening of the Gambia-Senegal border, which was closed since 15 February 2016.

2016-05-26 2016 Dakar Rally's Monster Truck Stuns Local Crowd
[New Era] Windhoek -If one can physically extract adrenalin anytime from overexcited people then this reporter could have used the opportunity during last Sunday's fun ride during of the famous Iveco Trakker 516's trail run to uplift many down trodden fellow country men and women from their slumber.

2016-05-26 Athletes in the Medals At Dakar Diamond League
[Sascoc] It was hurdlers Antonio Alkana and Leroux Hamman who flew the South African flag highest at Wednesday's IAAF World Challenge track and field meeting in Dakar, Senegal.

2016-05-25 On the Frontier of Islam - the Maverick Mystics of Senegal
[Daily Maverick] The chanters are Mourides, members of Senegal's most prominent Sufi order. They are celebrating the Grand Magal, the order's annual festival which sees two-million jubilant devotees thronging the streets of the holy city of Touba, deep in the country's dusty interior, in a three-day frenzy of feasting, worship and rapture. By MARK WESTON.

2016-05-24 Samoura - the First African Woman At the Helm of FIFA
[Citizen] Nairobi -Many across the world have hailed the appointment of Ms Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as Fifa's first female and first African Secretary General as a progressive step and the media has been awash with congratulatory messages. This historic appointment would perhaps change the future of soccer by making it scandal free and drive the game forward as had been suggested by fans.

2016-05-26 Drivers and Commuters Rejoice As Senegal-Gambia Border Reopens
[Daily Observer] Drivers and commuters from both sides of the political and historical divide have commended the move by the authorities to re-open the borders on Tuesday morning after three months of blockade.

2016-05-24 Amavubi Striker Tuyisenge Promises to Impress
[New Times] Amavubi and Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge has promised to impress ahead of a friendly game against Senegal on Saturday and a crucial 2017 AFCON qualifier against Mozambique on June 4 at Amahoro National Stadium.

2016-05-24 Adama Jammeh Wins in Paris, UP for IAAF World Challenge in Dakar
[The Point] Gambia sprinter Adama Jammeh has mounted the podium once again in Paris after coming first in both 100 and 20OM at the 32nd International meeting of Montgeron - Essonne Paris, France.

2016-05-22 Holders Nigeria, Senegal, Mali in Away Wins
[CAF] Nigeria's Flying Eagles began the journey towards a successful defence of their U-20 AFCON title with a lone goal victory over Burundi away in Bujumbura on Saturday.

2016-05-24 Gambian Sprinter Wins in Paris, Up for IAAF World Challenge in Dakar
[Daily Observer] Gambia sprinter, Adama Jammeh, has mounted the podium once again in Paris after coming first in both the 100 and 20OM at the 32nd International meeting of Montgeron - Essonne Paris, France.

2016-05-21 Family of UN Peacekeeper Who Saved Hundreds in Rwanda Shares Stories About Their Father, Husband
[UN News] On 31 May 1994, as Rwanda was descending into chaos, Captain Mbaye Diagne, a military observer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMIR), was in the capital, Kigali, driving back to the base when a mortar fell near his vehicle. Just 12 days from finishing up his service, he died instantly.

2016-05-18 Gambia, Senegal Hold Bilateral Talks
[Daily Observer] Gambian Ministerial delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs recently held a bilateral consultative meeting with their Senegalese counterpart on the prevailing situation at the border between the two countries and issues of common interest in Dakar, Senegal.

2016-05-18 WB - Smallholder Farmers in Senegal Receive Support to Improve Agricultural Productivity
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to provide agricultural support to 150,000 smallholder farmers in Senegal.

2016-05-18 From Khawa Dune Challenge to Dakar
[Botswana Daily News] Khawa -Vincent Crosbie took to Khawa Dune Challenge and rode 100 kilometres on the dunes.

2016-05-17 Hissène Habré Verdict Set for May 30
[HRW] Dakar -Human Rights Watch today released a new video, "Hissène Habré: Scenes from an historic trial," about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. At the end of the trial on February 11, 2016, the court announced that the verdict would be scheduled for May 30. Habré faces charges of crimes against humanity, torture, and war crimes before the Extraordinary African Chambers, which is part of the Senegalese court system.

2016-05-16 President Conde Mediates in Senegal-Gambia Border Closure
[The Point] President Alpha Conde of Guinea left Banjul Saturday after a day's working visit, during which he discussed with his Gambian counterpart the issue of the Senegal-Gambia border closure.

2016-05-17 Senegambia Border Closure - Gambia's Side Open, Senegal's Close
[The Point] As the border closure between The Gambia and Senegal continues for more than three months now, The Point newspaper has been able to ascertain that The Gambia's side of the border is opened as usual but the Senegalese side continues to be closed.

2016-05-16 Varsity Urges Ebonyi to Complete Road Project, Wade Into Land Dispute
[Guardian] The newly constituted Governing Council of Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) has urged the state authorities to complete the 18-kilometres road leading to the school and pledged to wade into the land acquisition for the University and payment of compensation to the landowners.

2016-05-14 Senegalese Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura Appointed FIFA Secretary General
[CAF] The FIFA Council today appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal as FIFA Secretary General (SG). Ms Samoura is a 21-year veteran of United Nations programmes who is currently the UN's Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.

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