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'Credible' terror threat in Senegal warns US embassy

US embassy adviced Dakar to take special care in areas popular with Westerners as it prepares to host several international events.

20 Oct 2017 6:27 PM

West Africa: Before French Prez visit, al-Qaeda-linked group releases video of hostages

The narrator of the video, one of the hostages, says she hopes that French President Emmanuel Macron will come to her rescue.

03 Jul 2017 1:46 PM

Boko Haram attack in Niger kills 32 soldiers

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria were killed in a Boko Haram attack by “hundreds of assaila-nts” on late Friday on the southeastern town of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria, the N

06 Jun 2016 12:43 AM

Senegal child beggars show limits of ‘apptivism’

Senegalese software programmer Ousseynou Khadim Beye poses with tablet computer displaying his Cross Dakar City application.(Photo: AFP)

12 May 2016 6:52 AM

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims attack on Mali UN base

Ansar Dine named the suicide bomber who blew himself up with a truck bomb as Muhammad Abdullah bin Hudhayfa al Hosni from Mauritania.

13 Feb 2016 3:43 PM


Al Qaeda group releases video of Swiss hostage: monitor

The video is the latest indication of deteriorating security in Mali's north just months after a peace accord was signed.

27 Jan 2016 10:15 AM

Tracking phones can help govts reach the poorest

Tracking mobile phone calls and texts to pinpoint and map out poverty in developing countries could provide aid agencies and governments with better data to help those most in need, researchers said

19 Nov 2015 6:24 AM