Brit ex-cop wades in from Senegal in bid to swim to Brazil

Nov 14, 2016

Brit ex-cop wades in from Senegal in bid to swim to Brazil

Former British police officer Ben Hooper hopes to make history by swimming every mile of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to South America. After more than three years of preparation, he set off on Sunday. The 38-year-old walked down a beach in Dakar and ...

Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Feb 24, 2016

Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Senegalese reporter Amadou Sarra Ba is one of hundreds of African journalists to have enjoyed all-expenses-paid trips to China courtesy of the Communist Party, as Beijing seeks to win hearts and minds among the continent’s opinion-formers. His itinerary on what was officially called a ...

U.S. trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats

Feb 23, 2016

U.S. trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats

Deep in the desert a loud explosion blows the roof off a Chevy Suburban, scattering car parts amid flames and black smoke. Earlier, a Mercedes Benz was blown up, its doors flying open. The recent explosions mimicked attacks by Islamic extremists, and are part ...

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. ...