Guinea election: More protests planned against a Conde third term

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Guinea election: More protests planned against a Conde third term” – below is their description. Guinea opposition leaders are warning that more violence could erupt in the lead-up to the October election. Protests against President Alpha Conde’s bid for a third term are expected to continue. Security … Read more Guinea election: More protests planned against a Conde third term

Flood-hit Senegalese angry at lack of support

Reuters published this video item, entitled “Flood-hit Senegalese angry at lack of support” – below is their description. Flooding in Senegal’s capital Dakar exposes a gap in funding promised to protect citizens from rising flood risk. Reuters YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated … Read more Flood-hit Senegalese angry at lack of support

Lamine Diack’s son ‘determined’ to clear his name

Reuters published this video item, entitled “Lamine Diack’s son ‘determined’ to clear his name” – below is their description. Papa Massata Diack, son of the former head of world athletics’ governing body Lamine Diack convicted for corruption, said in Dakar on Thursday that he is determined to clear his father’s name. Papa Massata was also … Read more Lamine Diack’s son ‘determined’ to clear his name

Senegal floods: Frustration grows over government’s response

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Senegal floods: Frustration grows over government’s response” – below is their description. Senegal is one of several West African countries to have been battered by heavy rain. The government is now facing criticism for failing to warn people to prepare for the floods. Large parts of the … Read more Senegal floods: Frustration grows over government’s response

‘Not asking for much’: Frustration in Dakar as fresh Senegal floods wreak havoc

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘Not asking for much’: Frustration in Dakar as fresh Senegal floods wreak havoc” – below is their description. There is anger in Senegal over severe flooding that has left at least four people dead after Dakar and wide swathes of the country were steeped in heavy rains. … Read more ‘Not asking for much’: Frustration in Dakar as fresh Senegal floods wreak havoc

Dakar Youth Olympic Games delayed until 2026

The Youth Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in Dakar next year, but they have been moved to 2026 due to the coronavirus pandemic after a mutual agreement between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Senegal. The postponement of the first Olympic event to be held in Africa comes as a setback however for … Read more Dakar Youth Olympic Games delayed until 2026

Hip hop stars rap to save Senegal’s beach

Hip hop artists Fou Malade and Niagass were recently convinced after being approached by activist group Aar Sunu Suff – Aar Sunu Littoral, or “Preserve our land – preserve our coastline”. Scientists have warned of the risks from unregulated construction to accommodate Dakar’s population – which is growing at twice the rate of the rest … Read more Hip hop stars rap to save Senegal’s beach

ICC opens trial against Mali national over Timbuktu destruction

A man accused of torture, rape and sexual slavery as well destroying ancient monuments in Timbuktu is going on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. ICC prosecutors said there were “substantial grounds” to convict Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud for “crimes against humanity … torture, rape, sexual slavery … Read more ICC opens trial against Mali national over Timbuktu destruction

‘Black Lives Matter’ inspires Ghanaian artist

After Senegal closed its borders in March, the internationally renowned Ghana-based visual artist Zohra Opoku had no option but to remain at a residency in Dakar where she heard of George Floyd’s death. She felt compelled to honor him and ‘Black Lives Matter’ with a new work of art called ‘Say Their Names’. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe … Read more ‘Black Lives Matter’ inspires Ghanaian artist

Senegal’s football hero: Sadio Mane role model in his country

Newly-crowned premier league champions Liverpool will soon take on Manchester City. The goals of Senegalese striker Sadio Mane have been central to Liverpool’s success this season. Mane’s popularity means the English club now has a huge fan base in the West African country. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Senegal’s capital Dakar. – Subscribe to … Read more Senegal’s football hero: Sadio Mane role model in his country

Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Declared Over

Eastern Congo marked an official end Thursday to the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years, as armed rebels and community mistrust undermined the promise of new vaccines. Thursday’s milestone was overshadowed, though, by the enormous health challenges still facing Congo: the world’s largest measles epidemic, the rising … Read more Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Declared Over

Senegalese worried over Chinese companies’ fishing licences

China has agreed to delay repayments of debts to cash-strapped African nations like Senegal, struggling in the face of coronavirus. Meanwhile, Senegal’s government – which is more than $1bn in debt to Beijing – has given Chinese companies deep-sea fishing licences. The move has drawn criticism from local fishermen and environmentalists who say the waters … Read more Senegalese worried over Chinese companies’ fishing licences

Coastline land-grab in Senegal outrages locals

A construction boom in Dakar has seen private sea-facing properties crowd out the waterfront. Local groups say construction along the 10-km corniche in the Senegalese capital blocks public access to beaches and are calling for some of the buildings to be torn down. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Coastline land-grab in Senegal outrages locals

Ivory Coast sees first terrorist attack since 2016 at border post with Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast has suffered its first Islamist terrorist attack since 2016, with at least 10 dead on the border with Burkina Faso. Those deaths follow efforts to purge an Islamist presence in the border region. Also, in several countires there are calls for statues commemorating slave traders to be taken down. We’ve put together some reactions from … Read more Ivory Coast sees first terrorist attack since 2016 at border post with Burkina Faso

Senegal police crack down on anti-lockdown protesters

Police in Senegal have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters demanding an end to coronavirus restrictions. While the country appears to be containing the spread of the virus, people fear it will lead to them going hungry instead. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque has more from the capital, Dakar. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Senegal police crack down on anti-lockdown protesters