Senegal summons Gambian ambassador over the execution of two Senegalese who were among nine people killed by firing squad in The Gambia

Senegal's President Macky Sall. File photo

 Senegal’s Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye on Wednesday summoned the Gambian ambassador to protest the execution of two Senegalese who were among nine people killed by firing squad in the tiny nation. Senegal's President Macky Sall. File photo An official source told AFP that Ambassador Mass Axi Gey was received by Mbaye for a visit of about More...

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Urban Planning - Dakar City, Senegal
By On Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Analysis:-Senegal,The Secret To Stability Amid Strife In West Africa

 Analysis By: Jacey Fortin  You don’t see Senegal in the news very much. Frankly, not much is going on in this West African country of 13 million people. It is smaller than the U.S. state of Texas, More...

Senegal Turns To Space Technology To Increase Food Productivity
By On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Senegal Turns To Space Technology To Increase Food Productivity

 Abidjan — Researchers at Senegal’s Centre for Ecological Monitoring (Centre de Suivi Ecologique, CSE), in Dakar, and the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET), based in Karachi, More...

ICJ Delivers Judgment in Hissène Habré Case
By On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

UN court forces Senegal to try Chad’s Hissene Habre

 The Hague, Netherlands – The United Nations’ highest court has ordered Senegal to prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on torture charges “without further delay” if the country does More...

Makhtar Diop
By On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Top World Bank job for Diop.

 Makhtar Diop, a Senegalese national with more than 25 years of development experience, has been announced as the new World Bank vice president for Africa. Makhtar Diop The bank said Diop was previously country More...

Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour
By On Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Youssou Ndour appointed Culture minister in Senegal

 Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour has been appointed the country’s new tourism and culture minister in President Macky Sall’s cabinet. The Grammy-award winning singer, a fierce critic of former More...

Senegal's newly inaugurated President Macky Sall (R) is surrounded by security as he leaves his swearing-in ceremony at a hotel in Dakar, April 2, 2012
By On Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Macky Sall Sworn in as Senegal President

 Following his second-round victory over incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, Macky Sall was sworn in as president of Senegal Monday. Regional heads of state came to Dakar to congratulate Africa’s newest president. Thousands More...

Senegal's opposition presidential candidate Macky Sall speaking at a press conference on February 29, 2012 in the capital Dakar.
By On Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Senegal Elections 2012: Macky Sall leads, Abdoulaye Wade concedes defeat.

 Senegal’s incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade appeared headed for resounding defeat in Sunday’s run-off election as unofficial results showed opposition candidate Macky Sall ahead by a broad margin. Senegal's More...

President Abdoulaye Wade casts his ballot for president at a polling station in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday, March 25, 2012.
By On Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Senegal Votes in Tight Presidential Run-off

 Senegal has held a tightly-contested presidential run-off election between its 85-year-old president and a rival who has the backing of a dozen other opposition leaders. Voters formed long lines in the capital, More...

Thiossane Ablaye Ndiaye of senegal
By On Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Senegalese artiste Thiossane Ablaye Ndiaye steps out of own shadow–at 76

 After six decades recording and performing, one of Africa’s most preeminent artistes marks a milestone with the release of what is, strangely enough, the very first album in his own name. Thiossane Ablaye More...