Senegal

June 28, 2022

Senegal: Court Hands Down Prison Sentence to Opposition MP Over Protests

A Senegal court Tuesday handed an opposition MP a six-month suspended prison sentence for defying a ban on protests in the tense run-up to legislative elections in July. Another lawmaker and 82 other defendants tried in the same case were released.
June 27, 2022

Africa: The Senegal declaration on the setting up of an African journalists against illicit financial flows (Ajaiff) network on june 24, 2022 in Dakar, Senegal

Document - Deeply concerned by the huge illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa, TrustAfrica, Dakar, Senegal held a two-day capacity building workshop for journalists and media professionals in the West African sub-region working on issues related to IFFs.
June 26, 2022

South African president Ramaphosa lands in Munich ahead of G7 summit

South Africa’s leader will participate in 2 outreach sessions Monday. Senegalese president Sall is another representative from the 5 non-member states participating in the summit. Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the resort of Elmau.
June 24, 2022

Senegalese Khaby Lame is Now the Official King of TikTok

Senegalese-born comedian Khaby Lame has officially become the most followed TikTok star in the world. The 22-year-old, who posts under the name @khaby.lame, has passed U.S. TikTok creator Charli D'Amelio who had held the top spot since 2020.
June 24, 2022

Rwanda: the construction of the first mRNA vaccine factory in Africa kicks off

German company BioNTech expects to set up additional factories in Senegal and South Africa.
June 23, 2022

IMF releases $216m to Senegal

IMF releases $216m to Senegal
June 23, 2022

Senegal's opposition leader calls for another mega protest on June 29

Senegal's main opposition leader on Monday called for a fresh demonstration to be held on June 29, despite the previous one being banned and the ensuing clashes leaving three dead.
June 23, 2022

Students in Dakar bang pots, honk horns in protest called for by opposition

Following calls from the Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, students in Dakar bang pots and pans and chant outside the University of Dakar to protest against President Macky Sall, as tensions rise in the run-up to the legislative elections at the end of July.
June 20, 2022

Senegal opposition calls for renewed demonstrations

Senegal's main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, calls for a fresh demonstration to be held on June 29, despite the previous one being banned and the ensuing clashes leaving three dead
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