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2016-06-25 Former President's Son Freed from Prison
[Al Jazeera] Karim Wade, the convicted son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, has been released from prison in Senegal after being granted a presidential pardon.

2016-06-24 The Habré Case and Access to Justice
[Daily Maverick] On 30 May 2016, Hissène Habré, the former President of Chad, was convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape, forced sexual slavery and kidnapping by the Extraordinary Chambers of the African Union, sitting in Dakar, Senegal.

2016-06-24 Gambia U-20 in Dakar for Friendly Against Senegal U-20 On Sunday
[The Point] The National U-20 team (Young Scorpions) yesterday travelled to Dakar, Senegal, for an international football friendly with their Senegalese counterparts ahead of the two countries' CAF U-20 Qualifiers.

2016-06-22 Dakar to Park Colorful 'Cars Rapide' Permanently
[VOA] Dakar -Brightly painted cars rapide are a hallmark of Senegal's capital, offering residents a cheap way to get around the city since 1976. But the privately owned minibuses are scheduled to be parked for good.

2016-06-23 Gambia U-20 Leave Today for Dakar Int'l Friendly
[The Point] The Gambia National U-20 team is set to leave Banjul today, Thursday 23 June 2016, for Dakar for their international friendly match against Senegal's National U-20 team billed for next Sunday in Dakar.

2016-06-22 Senegal Friendly Will Be a Good Test - U-20 Coach
[Daily Observer] The U-20 Scorpions' Coach has said that the international friendly against Senegal is going to be a good test game.

2016-06-21 Nigerian Swimmers Shine in Senegal
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Nigerian swimmers at the just concluded CANA Zone Two Swimming Championship in Senegal displayed skills and determination, winning of 35medals to place placed third on the winners' final table.

2016-06-21 Nigerian Swimmers Show Class in Senegal
[This Day] Nigerian swimmers placed third at the just concluded African (CANA) Zone Two Swimming Championship held in Senegal.

2016-06-18 Togo Coach Claude Le Roy Faces Jail
[allAfrica] Claude Le Roy is reportedly facing a two-year prison sentence and 18 months suspension in France for his role in an alleged fraudulent transfer of players.

2016-06-17 Senegal's Farmers Adopt New Tool to Boost Harvests - Mobile Phones
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Sikilo -When birds and clouds are no longer an accurate indicator of rain, text messages can step in

2016-06-16 Senegal and Its National Conference What Is President Jammeh Waiting For?
[Foroyaa] The Macky Sall administration has seen the need to convene a national conference comprising all the political leaders, religious leaders, civic leaders and academia to express their opinion on the way forward after a referendum to amend the constitution of the Senegalese republic.

2016-06-13 Drug Trafficking Threatens Development
[WACSI] Drug trafficking is fast becoming the most serious problem in West Africa. The sub- region has seen an increase in drug trafficking, production and consumption which continues to ruin many lives.

2016-06-06 Has Habre Trial Provided Legal Blueprint?
[Legalbrief] The verdict has been handed down - former Chadian dictator Hissene Habré is guilty of crimes against humanity. However, Legalbrief reports that the jury is still out on whether the Extraordinary African Chambers that handled the case has provided a blueprint for the continent which threatens to lurch away from the International Criminal Court.

2016-06-06 Chad's Ex-Leader Hissene Habre Convicted - Can Africa Solve Its Own Problems?
[New Times] On Monday, May 30, 2016, the former Chadian leader Hissene Habre was finally convicted of crimes against humanity (such as rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990) and sentenced to life in jail in a landmark trial in Senegal. It has been a long road to justice for the victims of Habre's actions.

2016-06-06 Senegal Take On Burundi
[New Times] Senegal will be seeking to qualify for the next 2017Afcon with a game to spare when they meet Burundi on Saturday at Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in the capital Bujumbura.

2016-06-07 Pres. Sirleaf Cautions Liberians in Senegal
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told Liberians residing in Senegal to remain law-abiding, obedient and prepare themselves for constructive engagement upon their return home to serve their country and people.

2016-06-02 'The President Is Not an Untouchable God'
[African Arguments] Whether or not the template can be replicated, the symbolism of Chadian lawyers representing Chadian victims on African soil in this historic case will live on

2016-06-02 Senegal Seek Qualification in Burundi
[CAF] The Teranga Lions of Senegal will be seeking to cement their place at the AFCON 2017 when they face Burundi in a Group K Day Five clash on Saturday, 4 June 2016 at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura.

2016-06-01 Habré Guilty As Charged
[ISS] There were loud cheers, ululation and sighs of relief in the courtroom of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal on Monday 30 May after Burkinabe judge, Gberdao Gustave Kam, convicted former Chadian president Hissène Habré and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The decision, which comes 26 years after Habré fled his native Chad, was, without a doubt a long time coming.

2016-06-01 Senegal National Team Pay Tribute to Genocide Victims
[New Times] Senegal national team 'Lions of Teranga' were left speechless and heartbroken after visiting the Gisozi Genocide Memorial in Nyarugenge District on Monday afternoon.

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