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ISS: Senegal’s political turbulence reveals a justice system in crisis

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Will the country’s leaders take this opportunity to restore confidence in Senegal’s democratic institutions? On 3 March, Ousmane Sonko, one of Senegal’s main opposition leaders,...

The Past Week in Defence #43 (1 March – 7 March...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, France’s UFAST launches a Senegalese patrol boat, De Haas interceptors are delivered to Nigeria, Gazelle helicopters are...

Explainer: Why protests are shaking one of Africa’s most stable democracies

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Clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting at the detention of Senegal’s most prominent opposition leader have killed at least five people since...

Released Senegal opposition leader calls for more protests

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Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko called on Monday for more protests against President Macky Sall after being indicted and released on bail over a...

Senegal shuts schools amid violent unrest

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Schools in Senegal will shut until 15 March, the education ministry said on Sunday, after days of violent protests that have paralysed parts of...

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

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Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against...

France’s UFAST launches Senegalese patrol boat

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France’s UFAST shipyard has launched a 33 metre patrol boat for Senegal, with delivery scheduled for the end of March. The vessel, named Taouay, was...

Three teens charged with murder in Denver fire that killed five...

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Two of three teenage boys will be tried as adults for charges of murder and arson in a Denver house fire that killed five...

Israel Shipyards delivers last two Shaldag Fast Patrol boats to Senegal

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Israel Shipyards has confirmed the delivery of the last two of four Shaldag fast patrol boats to fulfil an order from the Senegalese Navy. The...

Senegal to receive more Epsilon trainers from France

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Senegal’s Air Force will next year take delivery of another three TB-30 Epsilon piston-engine trainers from France, while Togo is returning its two aircraft...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...