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ISS: Suspicions cloud Senegal’s upcoming election

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Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms...

Opposition candidates banned from Senegal presidential election

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Two of Senegal's best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said, increasing President Macky...

African migrants to turn the sea as travel options narrow

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Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: a thousand miles across open seas...

US Department of State inaugurates antiterrorism training facility in Senegal

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The US Department of State and the Government of Senegal on 6 September inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility in Thiès,...

AFRICOM reinforces commitment to Senegalese partnership

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, met with several senior Senegalse government and defense officials during his...

Jailed Senegal politician plans to run for president

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Senegal's jailed opposition leader and former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, plans to run for president in February 2019, he said in...

Chinese President pledges stronger African ties

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China President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent awash with Chinese loans...

Attempt to set up jihad cell in Senegal ends in jail

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Senegal sentenced 13 people to prison for attempting to establish a home-grown jihadist cell modelled on Boko Haram. About 30 Senegalese were...

US, Cabo Verde and Senegal complete African Maritime Law Enforcement activities

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The US, Cabo Verde, and Senegal have completed combined operations during Operation Junction Rain, a part of the African Maritime Law Enforcement...

Senegal acquires Thales helicopter training systems

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Senegal's Armed Forces will use a helicopter mission trainer from Thales to train its Mi-35 attack helicopter and Mi-17 transport helicopter pilots. Thales...

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