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Lawyers for former Chadian President, Hissene Habre, have filed a lawsuit in a regional human rights court to prevent Senegal from "illegally" prosecuting him for crimes against humanity.
The world on April 30th celebrated the International Jazz Day. WADR’s Elisabeth-Laure Njipwo met the President of the General Conference of UNESCO, katalin Bogyay
Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade is in detention after being formally charged with corruption in connection with his peresonnal fortune
An official of the World Bank has welcomed the Senegalese government’s quest to recover state resources allegedly siphoned by officials of the government of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade..
Those under investigation, including Wade’s son Karim, face accusations of amassing ill-gotten fortunes running into millions of dollars.
A rebel movement in southern Senegal has released eight detainees and handed them over to the government of President Yayah Jammeh of The Gambia.
The rebel Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), which hasbeen waging a low-intensity guerrilla war in Casamance for several decades, had been keeping the seven soldiers and one civilian hostage for one year.
Mayors, local government officials and other stakeholders attending the 6th Africities meeting in Dakar have agreed that access to clean water and sustainable sanitation remains a major problem in most African cities.
Delegates further agreed that it was important to come up with a concerted municipal strategy to improve access to clean water and promote a clean city.
Former Beninese President Nicéphore Soglo has called for a mutually beneficial re-definition of the relationship between Africa and developed nations.
Soglo, who currently serves as Mayor of Benin’s capital city Cotonou, also highlighted some major challenges facing African nations, citing the importance of African resources and the strategic role rural communities play in development of their nations.
Dakar, the Senegalese capital, is for the first time hosting scores of African Mayors and local government officials from across the continent at what is commonly called the African Cities Summit.
The summit, which runs from 4-8 December, brings together city mayors, local government actors and partners to promote trust, trade, tourism, technology and training.
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) still face increasing marginalization and impoverishment.
In its recent report for 2012, UNCTAD said that LCD economies, particularly in Africa, remained vulnerable to external shocks and carried large fiscal and current account deficits.
African Union Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is in Dakar for a three day high level consultation on “Governance and Democracy in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Prospects”