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Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies in Dakar

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies in Dakar

Ousmane Sow, a luminary figure of African contemporary art, died early Thursday morning in Dakar. He was 81.
‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal

‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal

A ferry carrying people who fled Gambia arrived back in the country after the former president, Yahya Jammeh, relinquished power on Saturday.
Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

A woman suffering from complications caused by an unsafe abortion at a hospital in Zongo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2015. The so-called Mexico City policy prohibits organizations abroad
Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

A woman suffering from complications caused by an unsafe abortion at a hospital in Zongo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2015. The so-called Mexico City policy prohibits organizations abroad
His Predecessor Gone, Gambia’s New President Finally Comes Home

His Predecessor Gone, Gambia’s New President Finally Comes Home

The president, Adama Barrow, had fled to neighboring Senegal more than a week earlier after Yahya Jammeh, his defeated predecessor, refused to cede power.
Dakar's embattled mayor charged with embezzlement

Dakar's embattled mayor charged with embezzlement

The mayor of Senegal's capital Dakar, Khalifa Sall, was charged with embezzlement of public funds and placed in custody on Tuesday, one of his lawyers told AFP.

Fire Tears Through Senegal Religious Festival, Killing at Least 22

More than 100 were injured in the blaze, and others were still missing, after the government had warned religious leaders about potential fire hazards.
China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

Vendors and wives of fishermen waiting for boats to return to Joal, Senegal.
Several killed in Senegal stadium crush

Several killed in Senegal stadium crush

Eight people were killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters, triggering a panicked stampede.
How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that the mortality rate
Senegal's voters head to polls after tense campaign

Senegal's voters head to polls after tense campaign

Sunday’s election is taking place following a campaign gripped by tension between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, his predecessor Abdoulaye Wade and Dakar's detained mayor.
FIFA Orders World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Banned For Life

FIFA Orders World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Banned For Life

Last November, South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match, their only win through four qualifying games. However, a few months after the game, Joseph Lamptey, the referee in charge,

The Price of Senegal’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

Allyn Gaestel and Ricci Shryock on the restrictions on abortion rights in Senegal.
Two Senegalese journalists win the 2017 Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon prize

Two Senegalese journalists win the 2017 Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon prize

The fourth annual Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon award was awarded on Thursday to Arona Diouf and Nicole Diedhou in an emotional ceremony in Dakar, Senegal.
236 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers, Police Say

236 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers, Police Say

Unusually, most of the suspects are women
World Cup 2018 draw – live!

World Cup 2018 draw – live!

Russia 2018 groups decided at draw in Moscow, from 3pm GMTStadium guide | Create your own draw | How the draw worksAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet him @Simon_Burnton 1.50pm GMT You may have
U.N. Security Council Calls Emergency Session Over Jerusalem

U.N. Security Council Calls Emergency Session Over Jerusalem

The UN Security Council will meet on Friday in an emergency session to discuss the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the council’s leadership announced

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Senegal wants to be West Africa's premier hub. The best way to do that is by building a new, modern airport. But that's no guarantee for success. Let's hope airlines actually grow there. Otherwise,
Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy

Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy

Senegal’s new international airport opened its runways Thursday. The West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.
U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back

U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back

Undocumented immigrants waited to board an ICE charter jet in Mesa, Ariz., in 2015. This week, dozens of Somali citizens were on a flight to Somalia that made it only as far as Senegal before turning