Oct 18, 2014

WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free

The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over, but the West African country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Twice the maximum incubation period of 21 days, or 42 days, has ...

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

Sep 1, 2014

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. ...

Jul 18, 2014

U.S. hoops squad plans visit to Senegal

The U.S. men’s national basketball team will visit the African continent for the first time, conducting a coaching clinic in Senegal next month. The Americans will travel to Dakar on Aug. 27 and join the Senegal national team in putting on the clinic for ...

Jul 7, 2014

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal prime minister

Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal’s president who once worked for the United Nations, was named the country’s new prime minister Sunday, two days after the resignation of his predecessor. Dionne, 54, will be the third prime minister serving under President Macky Sall, ...

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases; Senegal closes Guinea border

Mar 31, 2014

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases; Senegal closes Guinea border

Liberia has confirmed two cases of the deadly Ebola virus that is suspected to have killed at least 78 people in neighboring Guinea, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO said in a statement released Sunday the cases were among seven samples tested ...

Chad ex-dictator spends night in Senegal custody

Jul 3, 2013

Chad ex-dictator spends night in Senegal custody

Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre began his first full day in custody on Monday after his arrest in Senegal by investigators who plan to put him on trial for crimes against humanity. The 70-year-old — once dubbed “Africa’s Pinochet” — also faces accusations of ...

Obamas visit the Door of No Return

Jun 29, 2013

Obamas visit the Door of No Return

It was a brief but symbolically powerful moment. President Barack Obama stepped alone into the frame of the Door of No Return on Senegal’s Goree Island on Thursday afternoon, peering out at the Atlantic Ocean from the same vantage point that thousands of African ...

China makes peanuts new 'gold' in Senegal

Mar 26, 2013

China makes peanuts new 'gold' in Senegal

High walls protect a Chinese peanut warehouse in central Senegal, where the product is becoming the new “gold” for farmers bypassing local traders to sell to Asia at inflated prices. Beneath an asphalt road leading into the village of Dinguiraye in the West African ...