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The court case in the northern Senegal was held amid tension as police blocked roads and supporters of the teacher, Cheikhouna Gueye, gathered behind barriers.  By SEYLLOU (AFP)

Senegalese Koranic teacher sentenced for chaining truants

Dec 4, 2019

A Senegalese court issued a suspended prison term Wednesday to a Koranic school teacher who chained up truants, in a muc ...

Nov 19, 2019

Colette Senghor, the wife of Leopold Senghor, a poet and philosopher who became first president of post-colonial Senegal ...

Nov 14, 2019

Media, technology, business, government and community leaders from across Africa and beyond gather in Dakar, Senegal, ...

Nov 8, 2019

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng was named Friday as the first international player to win the Off-season NBA ...

Nov 3, 2019

Major Seynabou Diouf of the Senegal National Police has been selected as the 2019 United Nations Female Police Office ...

Oct 31, 2019

One hour's drive from Senegal's capital Dakar, demand for cement is turning a protected baobab forest into a lifeless mo ...

Oct 5, 2019

When the sight of plastic bags, bottles and other debris littering the seabed becomes too much, there's just one thing t ...

Sep 28, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people from across Senegal converged on the capital Dakar on Friday for the inauguration of a h ...

Sep 27, 2019

Tens of thousands of people from across Senegal converged on the capital Dakar on Friday for the inauguration of a huge ...

Sep 25, 2019

Senegal's influential Mouride Brotherhood on Friday will inaugurate a 30,000-capacity mosque in the capital Dakar, toute ...

Sep 21, 2019

Abdou Mboup's skills as a percussionist and kora player have led to collaborations with the likes of Johnny Clegg, Claud ...

Sep 21, 2019

A Senegalese government critic and former journalist charged in July with offending the head of state via Facebook pos ...

Sep 18, 2019

Four people died after a boat carrying dozens of tourists capsized during heavy storms in Senegal, authorities and emerg ...

Sep 5, 2019

Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar's first zero plastic restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn ...

Aug 24, 2019

Veteran Senegalese opposition figure and former minister Amath Dansokho, a major presence in Senegal's politics for more ...

Aug 18, 2019

Senegalese Jacques Diouf who headed the UN food agency for 18 years has died at the age of 81, President Macky Sall said ...

Aug 13, 2019

When Senegal's Muslim families gather for the biggest Islamic religious feast of the year, they often encourage the Chri ...

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