A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.
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Monday 27 February 2012
Son and heir-apparent of 85-year-old leader is accused by critics of acting like a king
Saturday 25 February 2012
The king of African music has put his career on hold to enter politics. His motivation? To save his country from an octogenarian President who refuses to relinquish his grip on power, he tells Daniel Howden
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The world music star, Youssou N'dour, defied a police ban to lead a protest yesterday against Senegal's president whom he accuses of being a “dictator” for seeking a third term in office.
Monday 20 February 2012
A hip-hop protest movement has hit the streets in response to stagnation and broken government promises
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Senegal have fired coach Amara Traore after their dramatic failure at the African Cup of Nations.
Monday 06 February 2012
Amid the horrors surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM) there is a quiet revolution, which experts hope could lead to the eradication of the practice.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Malam Bacai Sanha was president of the tiny, impoverished West African state of Guinea-Bissau, who came to power following the assassination of the country's previous leader. Although he took over promising to clean up the troubled country's drug trafficking, crime and corruption, little was done.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Grammy-winner Youssou N'Dour says it is his 'patriotic duty' to challenge incumbent
Tuesday 03 January 2012
World music star Youssou Ndour has announced that he is running for the presidency in his home country of Senegal.
Friday 09 December 2011
This year’s international Travel Photographer of the Year gong has been awarded to Louis Montrose from California for his images of a painted village in Burkino Faso and the day of the dead festival in Mexico.
Thursday 08 December 2011
A date will be set for Birmingham City majority shareholder Carson Yeung's trial on charges of money-laundering in the next few days, with the trial likely to start in May or November.
Saturday 19 November 2011
It's been 18 months since exciting Bordeaux manager Laurent Blanc replaced the incompetent, star sign obsessed Raymond Domenech as France coach, but as Les Bleus head to towards their next major European tournament, Blanc 's revolution is showing patchy results.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Malaria is notoriously unpredictable. The increased number of cases in the Senegal study was observed over a single season (three to four months). I'm a little surprised they are being reported at this stage.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Senegal have suspended controversial Blackburn Rovers striker El Hadji Diouf for five years from all soccer-related activity in his home country.
Friday 24 June 2011
The ageing President of Senegal bowed to thousands of violent protesters in the capital Dakar yesterday and agreed to scrap constitutional changes which critics said would have benefited him and his family.
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