Apr 26, 2017

21 killed, mainly women, as boat capsizes in Senegal delta

Twenty-one people died when a boat capsized in a Senegal delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday, adding that the vast majority who lost their lives were women. The incident occurred on Monday night, with the traditional flat-bottomed boat overturning off Bettenty, ...

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 "training ...

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 of U.S.-led ...