New Steps to Protect Talib├ęs, Street Children
[HRW] Dakar -The Senegalese government's recent initiative to remove children including those forced to beg by their Quranic teachers from the streets is an important step in reforming a deeply entrenched system of exploitation, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of 40 Senegalese children's rights organizations, said today. The groups urged authorities to sustain the momentum with investigations and prosecutions of teachers and others who commit seri
Why Did President Sall Pardon a Rival Convicted of Embezzling Millions?
[African Arguments] Karim Wade (aka "The Minister of Earth and Skies" and "Mr 15%") is the influential son of the former president and could run against Macky Sall in 2019.
Shocks and Surprises As Finalists Emerge
[CAF] The eight teams for the final tournament for the 20thn edition of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Zambia 2017 are now known, but it wasn't without the usual shocks and surprises that characterises the battle for places of any major championship.
Ghana Hopes Dashed As Senegal Go Through
[CAF] When the roll call for the U-20 AFCON Zambia 2017 is done, Ghana will be conspicuously missing after a 1-0 win over Senegal on Friday in Cape Coast saw the latter go through 3-2 on aggregate.
Mobile App for Rain Forecasts Raising Farmers' Yields
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time.
BBC Afrique Launches On TV in Senegal
[AMA] Dakar -Starting on Mon 18 July at 8.30 PM local time, BBC Afrique will be bringing audiences in Senegal BBC Infos on Dunyaa TV (DTV), for the first time. This special first edition of BBC Infos will bring local stories from the country and will be preceded by a jointly-hosted launch show on DTV. Features will include a look at wrestling in Senegal and a new phone app from a young inventor from Dakar that will help people get around the city.
Five New Envoys Present Credentials to President Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame, yesterday, received letters of credence from five new diplomatic envoys accredited to Rwanda, at Village Urugwiro in Kigali.
Three-Star Senegal Dim Ghana Hopes
[CAF] Senegal took a bold step towards a place at next year's U-20 AFCON Zambia 2017 after a 3-1 win over Ghana in the first leg of the final round of the qualifiers on Saturday at the Demba Diop Stadium, Dakar.
Senegal Seeks to Protect Albinos Against Their Biggest Killer - the Sun
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Most albinos in Africa die from skin cancer between the ages of 30 and 40
Sweeping Child Beggars Off Streets Won't Solve Trafficking, Activist Warns
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Children are sent or trafficked to beg for Islamic teachers, who beat them if they fail to bring in enough money, rights groups say
Mobile Phones Help Build Climate Resilience for Farming Communities
[Deutsche Welle] Sikilo -Famers in Senegal have long used traditional techniques to predict rainfall. But with climate change, new methods are needed. Climatic information sent by text message is now helping to boost yields.
President Sall Threatens to Jail Parents of Child Beggars
[Nation] Senegal's President Macky Sall has threatened to send parents of child beggars to jail as a way of ending the age-old phenomenon.
Disillusioned Migrants Turn Their Backs On Europe
[Deutsche Welle] Many migrants from Africa do not know what awaits them in Europe. Upon arrival they are faced with the bitter reality that Europe is not paradise. Some opt to return home and try to make it there after all.
Dakar's Municipal Bond Issue - a Tale of Two Cities
[Africa Research Institute] Central and municipal governments are being overwhelmed by the rapid growth of Africa's cities. Strategic planning has been insufficient and the provision of basic services to residents is worsening.
Young Scorpions Lose in Senegal Friendly
[Daily Observer] Dakar -Coach Omar Sise and his U-20 charges were yesterday (Sunday) evening defeated 2-0 by Senegal U-20 side in an international friendly played at the Jules Francois Bocande Centre in Toubab Dialaw, approximately 47km from Dakar.