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Influential cleric Dicko emerges as driver of Mali protest movement

23 Jul 2020

DAKAR When five West African presidents arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to defuse a political crisis that has alarmed governments in the region and beyond, the man whose assent they need the most will be one who has never held elected office.

Senegal slave island, moved by George Floyd's death, renames Europe Square

08 Jul 2020

DAKAR Senegal's Goree Island, which for centuries served as a way station in the Transatlantic slave trade, has changed the name of its Europe Square in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States and the global movement it inspired. | Video

Senegal slave island, moved by George Floyd's death, renames Europe Square

08 Jul 2020

DAKAR Senegal's Goree Island, which for centuries served as a way station in the Transatlantic slave trade, has changed the name of its Europe Square in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States and the global movement it inspired. | Video

Mining magnate Gertler denies skirting U.S. sanctions in Congo

03 Jul 2020

Israeli billionaire mining investor Dan Gertler denied on Thursday that he had tried to evade U.S. sanctions after watchdogs said he appeared to have funnelled millions of dollars through a bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mining magnate Gertler denies skirting U.S. sanctions in Congo

03 Jul 2020

July 2 Israeli billionaire mining investor Dan Gertler denied on Thursday that he had tried to evade U.S. sanctions after watchdogs said he appeared to have funnelled millions of dollars through a bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UPDATE 1-Congo president wins approval for state mining company nominees

26 Jun 2020

DAKAR, June 26 Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi won approval on Friday for his nominations to lead state mining company Gecamines, its chairman said, after they were held up by allies of Tshisekedi's predecessor for over a year.

Congo president wins approval for nominees at state mining company

26 Jun 2020

DAKAR, June 26 Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi won approval on Friday for his nominations to lead state mining company Gecamines, its chairman said, after they were held up by allies of Tshisekedi's predecessor for over a year.

Senegal to ease coronavirus curfew as protests spread to capital

04 Jun 2020

DAKAR Senegal's government said on Thursday it would relax slightly a dawn-to-dusk curfew after protesters in Dakar set tyres on fire and threw stones in demonstrations against the restrictions imposed almost three months ago over the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Coronavirus protest rocks Senegal's holy city Touba

03 Jun 2020

TOUBA, Senegal June 3 Crowds of youths in Senegal's holy city of Touba torched an ambulance, threw rocks and looted office buildings late on Tuesday, protesting restrictions imposed over the coronavirus, authorities said.

West African food trade under strain as COVID-19 shuts borders

27 May 2020

DAKAR In ordinary times, it takes Boureima Diawara two or three days to truck his mangoes the 1,200 km (745 miles) from southern Mali to Senegal's seaside capital Dakar.

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