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Senegal corruption trial 'political'

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 17:20

The flamboyant son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.
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Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 23:11

Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers
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Senegal Prime Minister Toure sacked

Friday, July 4th 2014, 22:39

Senegalese Prime Minister Aminata Toure is sacked after less than a year in office, after her ruling party's poor results in last week's local elections.
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UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.
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Senegal rebels declare a ceasefire

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 13:06

A top Senegalese rebel leader declares a unilateral ceasefire in Casamance, raising hopes of ending one of West Africa's longest-running conflicts.
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UN mulls medal for peacekeepers

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 17:33
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
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Ebola outbreak confirmed in Liberia

Monday, March 31st 2014, 9:17
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Liberia Liberia

The first two cases of Ebola are confirmed in Liberia, after spreading from Guinea where 78 people have died, prompting Senegal to close its border.
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VIDEO: Restoring Senegal's polluted beaches

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 5:20
related places: Dakar

An anti-pollution campaigner has been telling the BBC's Laeila Adjovi about his efforts in his native Senegal to restore Hann Bay, south of Dakar, a once-beautiful beach now marred by industrial waste.
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Senegal frees Russian fishing ship

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 13:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Senegal frees a Russian ship after its owner pays a $1.2m (£720,000) fine for fishing illegally in Senegal's waters, a government minister tells the BBC.
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Senegal seizes Russian fishing ship

Monday, January 6th 2014, 17:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Senegal seizes a Russian vessel accused of fishing illegally and detains more than 80 sailors - action condemned by Russia's foreign ministry.
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Senegal artist awarded French honour

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:27
related countries: France France

Senegal sculptor Ousmane Sow becomes the first African to be invited to join France's Academy of Fine Arts.
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VIDEO: Drums, dancers and dunes in the Sahel

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:26
related places: Lompoul

The fourth edition of the Sahel Festival has just taken place near the village of Lompoul, in the north of Senegal. From there, Focus On Africa's Laeila Adjovi reports.
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Ivory Coast qualify for Brazil 2014

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 21:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Ivory Coast qualify for their third World Cup in a row after drawing 1-1 with Senegal in a tense African play-off in Casablanca.
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Metsu burial takes place in Senegal

Monday, October 21st 2013, 15:57

The burial of Bruno Metsu takes place in Senegal on Monday, with President Macky Sall among those to pay tribute to him.
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Ivory Coast take control over Senegal

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 19:46

Didier Drogba, Gervinho and Salomon Kalou give Ivory Coast a 3-1 lead after the first leg of their World Cup play-off against Senegal.
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VIDEO: Female mechanics get in gear in Senegal

Monday, September 9th 2013, 5:05
related places: Dakar

Women in the West Africa state of Senegal have opened their own car workshop, calling it Women Auto, in the capital Dakar.
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