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Cameroon’ s Indomitable Lions whose natural habitat seems to be the World Cup, have become the third African nation to qualify for next year's finals in Brazil, after Nigeria and Ivory Coast on Saturday.
Senegal and Chad plan to broadcast the proceedings of a tribunal set up to try dictator Hissene Habre for genocide during his brutal eight-year rule, the government in Dakar said Wednesday.
Civil society organisations in West Africa need to be more fully implicated in anti-drugs campaigns in a region which faces new challenges on both drugs trafficking and consumption. Both the coastlines of West Africa and the vast swathes of desert in the interior are now belong used by drugs traffickers, who have long established transit routes. Most of the narcotics come from Latin America, arriving by boat or plane.
Human Rights Watch says that each year 70,000 Senegalese are in need of pain relief to reduce suffering from prolonged illnesses, like cancer, but that only a few hundred have access to medications, such as morphine. They say Senegal needs to integrate palliative care measures into its regular health care system.
Senegalese President Macky Sall paid tribute to former national football coach Bruno Metsu, who died from cancer aged just 59, as a host of football stars turned out to the funeral in Dakar on Monday
Former Senegal national team coach Bruno Metsu, who died of cancer on 15 October in France, aged 59, is to be buried in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on Monday.
French coach Bruno Metsu, best known for leading Senegal into the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™, has died from cancer at the age of 59.
The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership -- the world's biggest individual prize -- has no winner for the fourth time in five years, it was announced Monday.
Mauritania is to begin providing energy-starved Senegal with electricity within two years, both sides announced Thursday after a summit between their presidents in Dakar.
Senegal has won a case before an international tribunal to rescind a $2.2 billion deal with ArcelorMittal after the steelmaker suspended work on an iron ore mine in the West African nation, a government spokesman said.