In Pictures: Senegalese jockey dreams of international glory

A head shorter than his peers, Fallou Diop quickly vanishes into the crowd of jockeys preparing for early morning drills in the western Senegalese village of Niaga. When the racing begins, however, his crouched silhouette is far ahead of the field, aided by an effortless riding style. “When I start riding I get a bit […]

Hundreds of pelicans found dead in Senegal World Heritage site

At least 750 pelicans found dead in Djoudj bird sanctuary near border with Mauritania, Senegal’s parks director says. Some 750 pelicans have been found dead in a UNESCO World Heritage site in northern Senegal that provides refuge for millions of migratory birds, the country’s parks director said. Rangers found the pelicans on January 23 in […]

3 Teens Charged in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday on murder and arson charges stemming from a house fire in Denver over the summer that killed five immigrants from Senegal, a crime that drew the attention of that country’s president, the authorities said. The names of the three boys were not released because of their ages — two of […]

Senegal reports bird flu on farm, culls poultry

The outbreak in the Thies region has killed 58,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said. Senegal has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a poultry farm, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The outbreak, which occurred in the Thies region east of the […]

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42

Tributes pour in for Senegalese footballer who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against title holders France. Papa Bouba Diop, a former midfielder who represented Senegal more than 60 times and played for several European football clubs, has died at the age of 42, reportedly following a long illness. Diop scored the […]

Endeavour Mining to acquire Teranga Gold in $2bn all-share deal #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

West Africa-focused Endeavour Mining has agreed to buy Teranga Gold in an all-share deal to create a top 10 gold producer which will list in London, the companies said on Monday, a week after they announced they were in talks. The agreement is a breakthrough for the fragmented gold sector and for Endeavour, whose previous attempt at a major merger failed. But with investors jittery […]

Senegal flooding: Government criticised for slow response

People in Senegal whose homes and businesses were destroyed in flash floods over the weekend say the government has been too slow to respond. Parts of the country saw three months of rainfall in just seven hours. Rescue workers say at least four people died. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. Source link

In Pictures: Flash floods in Senegal

Senegalese President Macky Sall has activated an emergency aid plan after a seven-hour downpour caused widespread floods. Water Minister Serigne Mbaye Thiam told national television that Saturday had seen more rain fall in a single day than the country usually sees in three months of rainy season. “This is an exceptional rainfall. We registered 124 […]