Senegalese President Macky Sall on Thursday inaugurated a United Nations regional headquarters near the capital Dakar to house all UN operations in the country, AFP journalists reported.
Senegal's justice minister has said that the conviction of firebrand political opponent Ousmane Sonko in a moral corruption scandal is "final", leaving him ineligible for the 2024 presidential election. Sonko, a thorn in the side of President Macky Sall, has faced a string of legal woes since 2021 that he claims are aimed at keeping…
An influential Senegalese religious leader has joined calls for detained opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to end a hunger strike, an official from his political coalition told AFP. A presidential candidate and head of state Macky Sall's fiercest critic, Sonko has faced a string of legal woes since 2021 that he claims are aimed at keeping…
Senegal on Thursday said that it will participate if the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decides to intervene militarily in Niger following last week's coup. Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told reporters on Thursday that there had been one "coup too many" in the region and cited Senegal's international commitments. "Senegalese soldiers, for…
Senegal on Wednesday suspended TikTok, saying the video-sharing platform had been used to fan violence sparked by the detention of opposition figure Ousmane Sonko. Authorities had already cut mobile data access on Monday, with several human rights groups denouncing the measure -- as well as the dissolution of Sonko's party. "The TikTok application is the…
Super Eagles of Nigeria remained in the 39th position in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world ranking released on Thursday, 20 July 2023. The latest Coca-Cola world ranking was published on the website of FIFA. Also in Africa, the Super Eagles did not change position as they remained at number six. FIFA 2022 World Cup semi-finalist…
Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko led a peaceful protest banging pots and pans after authorities blocked a rally to publicly confirm he would run in next year's presidential elections.
Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has filed a criminal complaint in France for "crimes against humanity" against President Macky Sall, his lawyer said, as well as requesting a probe by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
A group of wealthy nations and multilateral development banks have promised to mobilise 2.5 billion euros to help Senegal reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, President Macky Sall said Thursday.
The United Nations Tuesday condemned the use of firearms to quell protests in Senegal, calling for an independent probe and punishment for the perpetrators.
As Senegalese struggle with the aftermath of deadly protests sparked by the conviction of an opposition leader, attention is shifting to the impact on the nation's economy.
A court in Senegal on Thursday sentenced opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, to two years in prison on charges of "corrupting youth" but acquitted him of rape and issuing death threats. It also sentenced Sonko's co-accused, Ndeye Khady Ndiaye, the owner of the beauty salon where Sonko was accused…