Tag Archives: Senegal

17Jul/17

Felicite wins best film at Africa movie award

The 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards popularly known as the AMAA Awards was held in Lagos on Saturday (July 15) to honour the best of the continent’s films. Continue reading

11Apr/17

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.

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23Jan/17

Barrow adviser says millions withdrawn from state coffers before Jammeh’s departure

Over 11 millions dollars were withdrawn from state coffers over the last two weeks and security is still a concern, Gambia President Adama Barrow’s special advisor Mai Ahmad Fatty says.

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21Jan/17

A look at Gambia’s Jammeh 22 years in power as he announces he is stepping down

From military fatigues to traditional robe, Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup in 1994, announced he was stepping down under pressure from West African armies which entered the country following his refusal to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. Continue reading

21Jan/17

Gambia’s Jammeh announces he is relinquishing power

Longtime ruler of Gambia Yahya Jammeh announces he is stepping down as president to avoid bloodshed.

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07Jan/17

Soccer-African Footballer of the Year winners

ABUJA, Jan 5 (Reuters) – List of African Footballer of the
Year award winners: Continue reading

18Dec/16

Morocco to provide resident permits to thousands of migrants

Morocco launches the second round of a campaign to regularise undocumented migrants, aiming to provide thousands of foreigners resident permits that will allow them to wok, enrol their children in school and have access to medical care.

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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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03Jan/16

A retrospective look at Africa’s music scene in 2015

2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.

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17Nov/15

Senegal’s legendary ‘car rapides’ reaching the end of the line

It could be the end of Senegal’s ‘cars rapides,’ a cheap and convenient local bus service. An important symbol for the country, the vehicles are set to disappear from the streets to make room for new buses that will be imported from Asia. The cars rapides are the most popular way of getting around in the country.
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