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Scandal in Senegal after the arrest of around forty people in “reform centers” of the marabout Serigne Mbacké

Scandal in Senegal after the arrest, between 26 and 28 November, of around forty people in “reform centers” of the marabout Serigne Modou Kara Mbacké, religious leader of the Mouride brotherhood, and also a political figure. According to the gendarmerie, young people were victims of “kidnapping, ill-treatment and even torture” in these centers located in […]

Papa Bouba Diop the top Senegalese scorer in a World Cup dies at 42

Papa Bouba Diop passed away this Sunday, November 29, at the age of 42, following a long illness. The former Senegalese midfielder had taken part in the 2002 World Cup and finished top scorer of the “Lions” with three goals including one against the French team, reigning world champion. He was one of the faces […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Augustin Sidy Diallo passed away after tested positive to COVID-19

Day of mourning for Ivorian football. On Saturday 21 November, Augustin Sidy Diallo was swept away at the age of 61. He had tested positive at Covid-19 in early November. Great figures of football, shocked by this brutal loss, pay tribute to the leader. It was under his presidency that the Elephants had once again […]

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Senegal: Opposition leader Idrissa Seck took function as head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council

Senegal: Opposition leader Idrissa Seck took function as head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council

Idrissa Seck took office as head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC) on Thursday 19 November at an official ceremony, after being appointed by President Macky Sall on 1 November. The leader of the opposition Rewmi party, who came second in the 2019 presidential election, has become the third personality of the state, […]

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Ghana: Voices rose worldwide to salute the memory of former president John Jerry Rawlings

“A monument has gone out, it is an immense loss for Ghana,” President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a statement Thursday, November 12. At the age of 73, former President Jerry John Rawlings died in a hospital in the capital Accra “after a short illness”. “I am announcing the suspension of our political campaign (…) following […]

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Senegal: Iba Der Thiam died at the age of 83 years

The famous Senegalese intellectual Iba Der Thiam died Saturday evening, October 31, at the main hospital in Dakar, at the age of 83 years. Associate Professor of History, trade unionist, parliamentarian and politician, he left his mark on Senegal and Africa through his writings and his contribution to the democratic life of his country. President […]

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Senegal: Greenpeace denounces the non-transparent issuance of industrial fishing licenses to Chinese vessels

The international environmental NGO Greenpeace denounces in a report the non-transparent issuance of industrial fishing licenses to Chinese vessels. A practice that had already been denounced by the actors of the fishing industry and the Senegalese media. The controversy over the allocation of industrial fishing licenses continues in Senegal. It all began last May. In […]

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Benin: the country is declared to be non “safe country of origin” by French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons

This decision was taken at the end of September by the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons, which rules on asylum applications in France, and was published on Tuesday. It is motivated, according to the president of Ofpra, by “the situation of public and political liberties in this country”. The organization […]

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Senegal: violent fire ravages Pak Lambaye market

A violent fire ravaged the market of Pak Lambaye, in Dakar, during the night of Saturday to Sunday, causing considerable damage, but no casualties. “Everything is burned. Everything became coal. We lost a lot of money,” says Mamodou Fall in front of what remains of a stock of refrigerators that was barely saved. The losses […]

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Senegal: Karim Wade, candidate in 2024 presidential election?

Karim Wade’s lawyers believe that Karim Wade has regained his rights and could now be a candidate in any election. This interpretation of the electoral code does not meet with unanimous approval, but it does make Abdoulaye Wade’s Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS), happy. “The end of exile for Karim Wade?” The question is on the […]

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