DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as coronavirus cases mount. With only a little over a week left,...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Pape Diouf, a former president of French soccer club Marseille, died Tuesday in Senegal after contracting the coronavirus. It was the West African country's first...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus. Testing laboratories are being supplied, quarantine...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised Senegal's criminalization of homosexuality during his visit to the West African nation on Wednesday, but Senegal's leader told...
NEOM, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Orlando Terranova became the new Dakar Rally leader after finishing second on the tricky second stage on Monday.
Terranova retired from the rally on the same stage...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of another, unlived existence for herself in...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An airport official in Senegal says an Ethiopian Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the international airport outside the capital Dakar after an engine caught fire...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's president has pardoned one of his main political rivals, the former mayor of Dakar, who was jailed in 2018 on corruption charges.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal's capital, a private radio station said...
MADRID (AP) — Fernando Alonso has completed 700 kilometers (435 miles) in two days of training in Poland as he prepares for next year's Dakar Rally.
MADRID (AP) — Fernando Alonso will undergo an intense training program with Toyota ahead of next year's Dakar Rally.
The Japanese carmaker says Alonso will work with its Dakar Rally team in...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers University basketball player has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from domestic violence at his dorm.
CANNES, France (AP) — Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she was the first black female filmmaker in the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious...
PARIS (AP) — The Dakar Rally is swapping South America for Saudi Arabia.
Dakar Rally organizers say next year's race will be held in "the deep and mysterious deserts of the Middle East, in...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University basketball player Issa Thiam has been dismissed from the team and faces deportation after his arrest on domestic violence charges.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese President Macky Sall easily won re-election to a second term during a first round of voting, election officials announced Thursday. His opponents issued a joint...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's electoral commission on Monday urged presidential candidates and their supporters to avoid making premature declarations about the outcome of Sunday's...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's President Macky Sall sought re-election Sunday on his record of building roads and creating jobs, while opposition supporters maintained those efforts had not...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's President Macky Sall is counting on the success of his economic record to propel him to win a second term in Sunday's elections.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade has called for a boycott of the West African nation's Feb. 24 elections, accusing the current president of locking down the vote.
Wade returned to Dakar Thursday as hundreds greeted him at the airport, cheering and wearing T-shirts bearing his son's image.
Karim Wade was eliminated as an opponent to incumbent Macky Sall. The younger Wade has been in Qatar since his release from prison in 2016 after serving three years for corruption.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — SITE Intelligence Group says Mali's al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded at least 25 others Sunday in northern Mali's Kidal region.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's constitutional court has approved five of 27 candidates who filed to run in the Feb. 24 presidential elections, rejecting two major opponents to incumbent President Macky Sall.
The court published the candidates' names Monday, which include Sall, Idrissa Seck, Issa Sall, Madicke Niang and Ousmane Sonko.
The court rejected applications by Dakar Mayor Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade.
CAIRO (AP) — Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are the three finalists for the African player of the year award in a repeat of last year's shortlist.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, Senegal.
The Confederation of African Football announced the finalists on Tuesday from an original list of 34 players.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation's culture minister isn't shy: He wants the thousands of pieces of cherished heritage taken from the continent over the centuries to come home.
Egypt and South Africa are the countries bidding to replace Cameroon as host of next year's African Cup of Nations and the winner will have just five months to put preparations in place for the continent's top soccer tournament.
CAF announced the bids late Saturday — the deadline to submit was end of Friday — and said that its executive committee will decide the new host at a meeting in Dakar, Senegal on Jan. 9.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal.
Senegal President Macky Sall was present on Monday to see International Olympic Committee members confirm the executive board's preference from four candidates.
Senegal will host the youth games in three places: Dakar; a new city of Diamniadio, close to the capital; and the coastal resort of Saly.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Senegal is set to be the first African host of any Olympic Games.
The IOC says its executive board picked Senegal in a four-nation hosting contest for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games.
The recommendation is a formality to be approved by International Olympic Committee members. They meet from Oct. 8-9 ahead of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Senegal project is in "Dakar; the new city of Diamniadio; and the coastal resort of Saly," the IOC says.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's president has effectively fired the mayor of the capital, Dakar, after an appeals court upheld his five-year prison sentence for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and fraud.
President Macky Sall on Friday revoked the mandate of Khalifa Sall, a popular opposition figure who had announced he would run for president in next year's elections. The two are not related.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the five-year prison sentence for the mayor of the capital for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and fraud.
Dakar Mayor Khalifa Sall, a popular opposition figure, was arrested in March 2017 on suspicion of embezzling 1.8 billion CFA francs ($3.4 million). His lawyers have said the missing public funds went to people in need.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command says.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent.
This is Xi's first trip abroad since he was appointed to a second term in March with term limits removed, allowing him to rule for as long as he wants. That rang familiar to some of Africa's long-entrenched leaders.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When the World Cup trophy tour reached Senegal, President Macky Sall got the taste of being a champion. It's an experience he hopes is real in Senegal one day.
Sall optimistically turned to Senegal coach Aliou Cisse that day and said: "It won't be long."
That's some pressure for a team making only its second World Cup appearance.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story June 8 about progress being made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak, The Associated Press misidentified the program for the estimated $15.5 million needed over nine months. The World Health Organization said that was the appeal for the preparedness plan for the nine neighboring countries and not the total Ebola response cost.
A corrected version of the story is below:
'Strong progress' in calming Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One fan thumped his chest with his fist. Another raised a Senegalese flag high in the air. Around them, hundreds of others shouted, jumped and darted about in wild celebration. Sadio Mane had scored.
It didn't matter that Mane's goal was for Liverpool, not Senegal. Nor that his club would lose to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday, with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane leading a group that includes key defender Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham.
Coach Aliou Cisse, captain of the 2002 team that reached the quarterfinals in the country's only previous World Cup appearance, gambled on the fitness of Monaco winger Keita Balde and Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's Interior Ministry says a student has been killed as security forces clashed with students protesting in the northern city of St. Louis.
Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye says 20 others were wounded after the clashes broke out at Gaston Berger University. He says an investigation will be launched into the student's death.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When the World Cup trophy tour reached Senegal, President Macky Sall got the taste of being a champion.
It's an experience he hopes to feel for real one day. Turning to coach Aliou Cisse, Sall said optimistically, "It won't be long."
That's some pressure for a team making only its second World Cup appearance.
Back in 2002, a team of relative unknowns led Senegal to the quarterfinals in a run that began with a 1-0 victory over defending champion France.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A court in Senegal on Friday sentenced the capital's mayor, a popular opposition figure, to five years in prison for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and fraud.
More than 100 activists who had gathered to support Khalifa Sall shouted with indignation after the court read out his sentence.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa.
About 3,000 children in Senegal have been affected as Turkey reduces the influence of Fethullah Gulen, who is labeled a terrorist by Turkey's government.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities in Senegal say at least eight people were killed when a military helicopter crashed into a field of mangroves.
Army spokesman Col. Abdoul Ndiaye confirmed the death toll Thursday.
There was no immediate reason given for the cause the crash in the Fatick region of southern Senegal Wednesday night. Officials had previously said more than a dozen others were injured when the helicopter went down, including a journalist from Senegal's state television, RTS.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities say several Spanish tourists were sexually assaulted and robbed while vacationing in southern Senegal's restive Casamance region.
State media reported Friday that the assailants raped women in the group, citing a police official. The armed men also made off with thousands of euros in cash.
The Spanish Foreign Ministry says its consulate in Dakar is in contact with the four Spaniards.
CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) — Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won his second Dakar Rally title on Saturday, finishing 43 minutes ahead of second-placed Nasser Al-Attiyah of Toyota.
The Peugeot driver climbed on top of his car at the end of the rally to celebrate.
"I am very happy because this was a very difficult Dakar, I needed this victory," Sainz said. His first title was in 2010 when he drove for Volkswagen in the second South American edition of the rally.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 13 people Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for more than three decades.
The bloodshed sparked fears of renewed unrest in the area, which had been relatively calm for the last several years.
DIASS, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's new international airport was opening its runways Thursday as the West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.
Airport International Blaise-Diagne, which had faced more than 10 years of delays, is meant to anchor Senegal's economic and tech center. The airport has had mixed reviews with its location of more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital, Dakar. A connecting train service is still years from completion.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola.
"If I'm in the mall, it's going to be 30 to 40 selfies," said Moore, a bearded 36-year-old Californian who plays in Angola's professional league and also for its national team. "It's kind of nice to have a country that knows who you are."
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The African basketball championship may lack star power — even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains.
AfroBasket, which tipped off Friday in Senegal and Tunisia, can't be compared to a glitzy event like the NCAA tournament. Senegal's aging national stadium in the capital Dakar, for example, has no air conditioning. A recent women's AfroBasket game in Mali was paused because of a power cut.