17 hrs ago
Voice of America
Chad Arrests Accused Ex-President's Police Chief
Habre fled to Dakar in 1990 after being ousted in a military coup. The flurry of activity in Chad comes just months after Senegal launched a long-awaited special tribunal to try the former president for crimes against humanity "on behalf of Africa." Chadian justice officials have arrested former police chief Mahamat Djibrine.
Wed May 15, 2013
Globe and Mail
In Senegal, an African edifice on the precipice
Senegal's controversial $28-million "African Renaissance" statue, depicting a family rising triumphantly from a volcano, is unveiled during its inauguration ceremony in Dakar, April 3, 2010.
Mon May 13, 2013
Global Voices Online
Chad: Interview with Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal
One of our Observers , Makaila Nguebla , a Chadian opponent in exile in Dakar, was expelled during the night of 7 to 8 May by the Senegalese authorities.
West Africa Struggles to Fill a Climate Knowledge Gap
Africa's Sahel has seen drought and downpours intensify, but scientists don't know whether the long-term trend is drier or wetter.
Sun May 12, 2013
Foreign spending cutbacks in store: Carr
Australia's embassy in Budapest will close as part of budget cuts to foreign affairs and a rejig of aid spending.
Sat May 11, 2013
Phyllis Larkin died peacefully on May 10, 2013 with her children by her side. She will be remembered as a devoted sister, mother and grandmother who provided her family with a model of resilience and independence.
Fri May 10, 2013
IFC will further expand its investments in infrastructure in Senegal
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will further expand its investments in infrastructure in Senegal, as well as continue advising the government on public-private partnerships in infrastructure and other sectors, said Jean Philippe Prosper, IFC Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Globe and Mail
How a billionaire is cutting Africa's 'big men' down to size
Mo Ibrahim is working the room. Tossing off his jacket, rolling up his sleeves and prowling the convention room's stage with microphone in hand, the Sudanese billionaire banters with Macky Sall, the President of Senegal.
UNICEF: C. African Republic child soldier twice recruited by rebels killed by angry mob
DAKAR, Senegal - An angry mob stoned to death a 17-year-old soldier in Central African Republic who had been freed from a rebel group and moved to the capital for his own safety only to be re-recruited by armed fighters, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
Mail & Guardian
Powerful scions see immunity evaporate
It was something many Senegalese thought they would never see: Karim Wade, arrested at his home and put behind bars in Dakar's infamous prison.
Wed May 08, 2013
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Red Cross visits 12 kidnapped by Senegal rebels
The aunt of one of three women held captive for about a decade in Cleveland thanked police for their help, asked the public for time and privacy to heal and urged the community not to retaliate against the suspects.
Tue May 07, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
WWF: Seleka rebels from CAR invade elephant park
DAKAR, Senegal The WWF said in a statement that suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group have entered one of Africa's most unique elephant habitats in the Central African Republic, and park guards saw them shooting in the direction of elephants.
DAKAR, Senegal Eight of the 10 worst nations in which to be a mother are in West and Central Africa, and the two others are also African countries, according to a new report by the international children's charity Save the Children.
Warsaw Business Journal
Polish companies to invest in Senegal
Polish capital group Orenore Investment is investing in energy projects in Senegal, Puls Biznesu reported.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
SAfrican firm tries to free 12 workers in Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal A South African company which specializes in the removal of land mines has reached out to the government of Senegal and to the United Nations to try to win the release of their 12 Senegalese employees who were kidnapped last weekend in Senegal's southern Casamance region.
Thu May 02, 2013
A Jazz Fest find: couscous with sweet yogurt at Congo Square
The best discoveries at New Orleans Jazz Fest are the ones you stumble across by happenstance, say, when a rainstorm sends you scurrying into a nearby tent, or when a friend grabs you by the hand, and says, trust me, try this.
WNYC-AM New York
Baaba Maal On Mountain Stage
Senegalese singer Baaba Maal appears in this archival episode of Mountain Stage , recorded in January 1995.
A view from the top
Landed in Dakar, Senegal. Not on agency business, though I have made countless other trips to Africa to see our clients and offices.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Book trade news from Book2book
African Books For African Readers
Founded in 2009, Amalion Publishing is an up-and-coming house that only publishes books by African authors.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
HarperOne-Skoll Foundation Publishing Releases However Long the Night
When Molly Melching arrived in Senegal in 1974, she was a 24-year old graduate student looking forward to a six-month study abroad program.