CAIRO (AP) — Sadio Mane will have to settle for a Champions League title. Not such a bad season.
It could have been so much better for the Liverpool forward if Senegal had found a way to end...
CAIRO (AP) — Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in nearly three decades on Friday, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker...
CAIRO (AP) — Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place game at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday with an early goal by Odion Ighalo, the tournament's leading scorer.
African Cup final much more than Mane vs. Mahrez
CAIRO (AP) — Djamel Belmadi sank to his knees, eyes closed and arms aloft after Riyad Mahrez's goal with seconds remaining put Algeria in the African Cup of Nations final for the first time in 29...
CAIRO (AP) — Riyad Mahrez scored from a free kick in the fifth minute of injury time as Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 on Sunday and progressed to the African Cup of Nations final against Sadio Mane's...
Sadio Mane seeks his moment at the African Cup
CAIRO (AP) — This is Sadio Mane's moment.
Mane has played slightly in the shadow of Mohamed Salah at Liverpool. This African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt was meant to be...
The United States was drawn to play Senegal, Japan and the Netherlands in the group stage of the Under-17 World Cup in Brazil.
The U.S. opens Group D play Oct. 27 against Senegal at...
CAIRO (AP) — Nigeria and Senegal went through to the semifinals and VAR was straight into the spotlight on its debut at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
CAIRO (AP) — It's the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday and Thursday and the two biggest surprises are that Madagascar is still in the tournament and superstar Mohamed Salah...
Sadio Mane sent Senegal into the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, where it will meet a Benin team that dumped out Morocco to start the knockout stages with a major upset on...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from Congo's border with South Sudan, a country with a weak health care system after years of civil war that is vulnerable to...
Sadio Mane made amends by scoring twice after missing an early penalty to see Senegal through to the knockout stage at the African Cup of Nations on Monday.
Sadio Mane’s Senegal loses to Algeria at African Cup
Sadio Mane and Senegal were left beaten — and a bit bruised — by Algeria at the African Cup of Nations as one of the title favorites had a setback on Thursday.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Gambian beauty pageant winner has accused the country's former dictator Yahya Jammeh of raping her four years ago, the latest allegation of human rights abuses committed by...
Senegal reinforced its status as one of the favorites to win the African Cup of Nations by starting its campaign in Egypt with a 2-0 win over Tanzania on Sunday.
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...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international aid organization says it only has enough funding to continue safe burials for Ebola victims in eastern Congo for two more weeks.
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BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 55-year-old Frenchman has been arrested on suspicion of killing his young children in the eastern city of Dresden.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams...
Aid group says Cameroon’s restive regions need more help
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are living in the bush without humanitarian aid in Cameroon after two years of fighting between separatists and government forces that has failed...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general has condemned an attack on a U.N. convoy in Mali that killed a peacekeeper from Egypt.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A group that monitors jihadist websites says the Islamic State extremist group is claiming to have established a province in central Africa.
GIZA, Egypt (AP) — Mohamed Salah and host Egypt will face Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the group stage of an historic African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the tournament will field 24...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers...
Rutgers basketball player dismissed, faces deportation
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.
UN: December massacre in Congo left 535 people dead
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Intercommunal violence that left at 535 people dead in western Congo may amount to crimes against humanity, according to a report by United Nations investigators released on...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing "a climate of deepening community mistrust" nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders...
Booby-trapped corpse explodes in Mali, killing 10
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A booby-trapped corpse exploded and killed 10 people this week during a burial in central Mali, and the United Nations says the perpetrators must be condemned.
Congo: 4 Ebola patients missing after 2nd clinic attack
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Intruders attacked a treatment center run by Doctors Without Borders for the second time in four days, leaving four Ebola patients missing and forcing the medical aid group...
Senegal: President gets election win, rivals won’t challenge
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...
Senegal election commission warns against early calls
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...
Senegal voters choose whether to give president another term
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...
US hits Congo officials with travel bans for graft, abuses
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday hit senior Congolese officials with travel bans for their alleged involvement in corruption and human rights abuses surrounding December...
Senegal’s president Macky Sall seeks 2nd term
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.
NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.
The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league's plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.
Senegal’s former president calls for election boycott
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.
Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Kadiatou Balde grew up in a Senegalese village with the tradition of female genital mutilation. She never had a choice, but now as a community elder she is helping to banish the practice, one conversation at a time.
She started speaking out about the long-taboo issue when the Grandmothers Project came to her village.
Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo’s Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
The group of experts wrote in the Lancet that such a call would help galvanize "high-level political, financial, and technical support to address the Ebola outbreak that started last May."
Boko Haram kills at least 60 in Nigeria attack: Amnesty
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in a "devastating" attack on the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, Amnesty International said Friday, calling it one of the deadliest assaults by the extremist group in its nearly decade-long insurgency.
As Ebola outbreak marks 6 months, health centers a concern
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo marked six months on Friday with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers.
Cameroon authorities arrest opposition leader in crackdown
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international rights group says Cameroonian authorities have arrested a top opposition leader and four of his supporters after they called for nationwide protests.
Amnesty International on Tuesday said the arrests of Maurice Kamto and others on Monday signal an escalating government crackdown in Cameroon on opposition leaders, human rights defenders and activists. It called for their immediate and unconditional release.
UN: More than 30,000 Nigerians flee to Cameroon amid attacks
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says more than 30,000 Nigerians fled the border town of Rann over the weekend to seek safety in Cameroon as attacks by Boko Haram extremists continue.
Spokesman Babar Baloch said Tuesday that thousands more have fled to neighboring Chad because of the violence in northeastern Nigeria.
Refugees began fleeing to Cameroon earlier this month when extremists attacked and seized Rann, in Borno state, on Jan. 14.
Gambia and Senegal finally inaugurate connecting bridge
FARAFENNI, Gambia (AP) — Gambian President Adama Barrow and his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, cut the ribbon this week on a project that was decades in the making, a bridge that links the north and south banks of the Gambia River and ties the neighbors closer together.
"Our wish is that the bridge stands from now on as a symbol of Senegambian unity, friendship and love," the Gambian leader told thousands of people who gathered to witness the inauguration and walked across in celebration.
In Congo, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Congo's next president. For decades that post eluded his father, the venerated opposition politician Etienne, whose death in 2017 helped catapult his son into the limelight.
Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN
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.
Fight against racism dominates Inter’s draw with Sassuolo
MILAN (AP) — An ugly chant was turned into a powerful symbol against racism as Inter Milan drew 0-0 with Sassuolo in front of an unusual San Siro crowd on Saturday.
It was the second of two matches Inter had to play behind closed doors as part of its punishment for racist chanting in the Dec. 26 league match against Napoli. The club, though, was allowed to let in more than 10,000 children from local schools in an initiative against discrimination.
French military says airstrikes kill 15 extremists in Mali
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The French military says it has carried out airstrikes in central Mali that killed some 15 members of an unnamed extremist group that had been preparing an attack.
A statement on Saturday says the airstrikes were carried out on Jan. 10 in coordination with the West African nation's armed forces. The statement says the extremists had been planning an attack on a "symbolic institution" in the Dialoube region.