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Senegal: “Les Echos” newspaper premises vandalized in Dakar

The premises of Les Echos daily in Dakar were vandalized Wednesday by supporters of Serigne Moustapha Sy, a religious leader, who blamed the daily’s editorial staff for claiming that the religious leader had tested positive for coronavirus. Several international organizations and Senegalese media have condemned the violent acts and are calling for sanctions. Computers with […]

ECOWAS calls for extraordinary summit on July 27 over political crisis in Mali

The mission of the five West African Heads of State led by the current President of ECOWAS, Mahamadou Issoufou, ended on Thursday evening, 23 July. If the latter does not “despair” of finding a compromise, for the opposition, the lines have not changed. ECOWAS has renewed its support for President IBK. First to land in […]

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Thirty-four people arrested in Canary Islands for shipping hazardous waste to Africa

The Spanish Civil Guard arrested 34 people in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria and Tenerife for involvement in shipping hazardous waste to Africa. These people are involved in the illegal trafficking of discarded electrical and electronic equipment to several African countries, including Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Benin, Guinea, Sierra Leone and, above all, Nigeria. Between […]

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Lifting of state of emergency, curfew in Senegal

Senegal’s President Macky Sall announced Monday evening the lifting of the state of emergency and curfew, effective today, Tuesday, June 30, at 11 p.m. In a speech to the nation, the head of state also announced the reopening of air borders from July 15. The Senegalese president however warned that “the danger is still there”, […]

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Covid-19: Senegal wants to avoid stigmatization

In the last two days, the number of deaths related to Covid-19 has been 10, including 6 new deaths in 24 hours, bringing to 70 the number of deaths recorded since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. In addition, 74 new cases have been added to this list. In addition, the health authorities […]

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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

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Macky Sall calls Senegalese to get along with covid 19

“In the best of cases, COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the country until the month of August, or even September, the Senegalese president said in an address to the nation. President Macky Sall urged his people ‘‘to learn to live in the presence of the virus” as the new phase of the virus ‘‘will […]

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Relatives of coronavirus victims seek justice in Senegal for return of bodies

In Senegal, relatives of nationals who died from the Covid-19 abroad have decided to take their case to the Supreme Court to force the authorities to accept the repatriation of dozens of bodies, some of which have been blocked for weeks. According to the collective, 80 Senegalese died of the coronavirus outside the country, including […]

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Senegal makes largest seizure of cocaine its history

The Senegalese navy seized off the coasts of the African country this week 5.1 tons of cocaine, the largest seizure in the history of the West African nation used as transit by global traffickers. Fouladou, the coast guard, on April 28 at dawn, Le360.ma reports, intercepted a vessel; Ainez, carrying 5.145 tons of cocaine. They […]

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African countries to rescue academic year 2019-2020

The ongoing pandemic has helped the world take cognizance of the importance of online education. This was what the Minister of Education of Tunisia, Mohamed el Hamdi declared as his department signed a partnership agreement with the National TV channel and Radio for the launch of an educational TV channel. As school are closed due […]

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