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May 23, 2013
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In Senegal, one of the most popular opposition youth leaders from the Socialist Party, Barthelemy Diaz, who is also mayor of the city council of Sacre-Coeur Mermoz, has been in custody since Saturday.
Customs harassment on the highway linking Senegal to Mali will soon be a thing of the past.
The issue was once again at the center of talks between Malian and Senegalese authorities at the just ended 20th edition of the international trade fair of Dakar, where Mali was one of the guest countries.
The World food Programme (WFP) warns of a looming food crisis in the Sahel region in West and Central Africa, while the charity Plan International has stressed the need to “focus on long-term support as well as emergency aid.”
Liberia and Senegal have pledged to reform their laws so that women can confer citizenship on their children.
The West African nations made the pledge Thursday at a ministerial meeting in Geneva marking the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
As the 16 days of activism against gender based violence continues, men and women have been highlighting the need to stop abuse and violence against women and girls in Africa.
There are a number of trouble spots in the world today that have seen little attention being paid to them by the international community for one reason or another---either because the conflict has dragged on for a protracted period or interest is just not there.
A split appears to be developing in Senegal’s opposition coalition, “Beno Siggil Senegal,” ahead of next year’s presidential election just under three months away.
Senegal’s top international music star Youssou Ndour is poised to enter into national politics and abandon the musical stage.
The Senegalese music icon, who owns one of the country’s biggest private media outfits—radio, newspaper and cable TV - announced recently that he would be entering active politics, as he launched his new political movement.
As West Africa has the highest fertility rate in the world, a big meeting of experts and other stakeholders on reproductive health begins in the sub-region on Tuesday.
Rice farmers in the Anambé basin, Southern Senegal are angry. They say they are not satisfied with the technical Management of the National Company supervising this sector, SODAGRI.