Sea turtles find protection from Senegal fishermen

In a classic case of “poacher turning gamekeeper”, the fishermen of Senegal have joined forces to protect one of the ocean’s most endangered species — the sea turtle. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Sea turtles find protection from Senegal fishermen

Niger marks 60 years of independence from France

In tonight’s edition: Niger celebrates 60 years of independance from France. It’s one of eight francophone African countries to mark its sovereignty this month. Ten thousand tests a day, Gabon positions itself as a regional leader in coronvirus testing, transforming a sports arena into a giant laboratory. And from foe to friend, fishermen in Senegal join the effort to protect … Read more Niger marks 60 years of independence from France

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

West African leaders on high-stakes mission to end Mali standoff

West African leaders have arrived in Bamako on a high-stakes mission aimed at defusing Mali’s weeks-long political crisis that has raised concerns of further instability in a country grappling with multiple crises, including an escalating conflict. The visit on Thursday by the presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal comes days after a … Read more West African leaders on high-stakes mission to end Mali standoff

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

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from India to Senegal

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from India to Senegal

How climate change is contributing to child slavery in Senegal

Young boys from villages ravaged by climate change are being forced into slavery in St Louis, Senegal. Their parents have sent them to religious schools to learn the Koran, where many are falling victim to abusive teachers forcing them to beg and steal for money. The ‘talibe’ – or child slaves – are from places … Read more How climate change is contributing to child slavery in Senegal

Former Chinese envoy to Tunisia appointed as foreign ministry spokesperson

Former Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin has been appointed as China’s 32nd foreign ministry spokesperson. The 49-year-old diplomat has also worked at Chinese embassies in Mauritius, Senegal and Cameroon. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officially established the office of the spokesperson in 1983. It’s currently the only government department in China that holds … Read more Former Chinese envoy to Tunisia appointed as foreign ministry spokesperson

Why is Rwanda the only Sub-Saharan African country considered Covid-19 ‘safe’ by EU?

African countries have announced they are gradually lifting coronavirus restriction, including reinstigating international flights. Senegal said it will open its skies as of July 15, Kenya and Rwanda expect to restore flights on August 1st. This comes as Rwanda is seen as one of the countries which managed to keep the pandemic in control, even … Read more Why is Rwanda the only Sub-Saharan African country considered Covid-19 ‘safe’ by EU?

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

Senegal’s slave island renames ‘Europe Square’

Anti-racism protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. have inspired a name change on the island of Goree, Senegal, a key port in the Transatlantic slave trade. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is … Read more Senegal’s slave island renames ‘Europe Square’

‘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

Poachers turned protectors: Senegalese fishermen protect sea turtles

In a classic case of “poacher turning gamekeeper,” fishermen of Senegal in West Africa have joined forces to protect one of the ocean’s most endangered species: the sea turtle. “We went from being poachers, the biggest turtle eaters, to being the biggest turtle protectors,” says Abdou Karim Sall, a fisherman who is now the manager … Read more Poachers turned protectors: Senegalese fishermen protect sea turtles

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

#AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans

A collective of artists in Senegal has launched #AfricaForBlackLives, asking people to paint a wall black, write the hashtag and take a picture of themselves on one knee in front of it. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more #AfricaForBlackLives gives BLM voice to Africans