Senegalese opposition leader says run-off vote 'inevitable’
President Abdoulaye Wade and former prime minister Macky Sall appear set for a run-off vote in Senegal's presidential elections, raising the prospect of intensified political unrest in West Africa’s most stable democracy.
Senegal Presidential Election: Abdoulaye Wade and Macky Sall to face run-off (VIDEO)
President Abdoulaye Wade is likely to face run-off against former ally Macky Sall.
Senegalese vote in contentious presidential election
Senegalese voters are today heading to the polls for a contentious presidential election that has been preceded by weeks of violent protests.
Senegal Election: Abdoulaye Wade pushes for win despite unrest
President Abdoulaye Wade, 85, presses for 3rd term despite ongoing protests.
Sudan: JEM rebels release UNAMID peacekeepers in Darfur
Rebels from Sudan's Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) claim to have captured 52 international peacekeepers, three of whom they accuse of being Sudanese intelligence agents.
Demonstrations intensify against Senegalese leader
Demonstrators in Senegal were dispersed by tear gas and riot police before Presidential election.
Wade steps out as Senegal election season begins
Opposition leaders band together against the president's bid for re-election.
Amid protest, Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade leads his own rally in the capital
After violent protests against his bid for a third term, the octogenarian leader of Senegal attempts to show that he is not so unpopular after all.
Senegal News: Deadly protests against Wade
Amnesty International says two civilians and one police officer have been killed.
Senegal frees activist Alioune Tine, braces for fresh protests
In Senegal, police have released the opposition figure and activist Alioune Tine without charge, as the nation readied for fresh protests and police were deployed to stop the planned rally in Dakar, the capital.
Senegal upholds ruling allowing President Abdoulaye Wade to seek third term
Senegal's Constitutional Council last night upheld its ruling allowing President Abdoulaye Wade to seek a third term – with the opposition vowing "mass resistance."
Riots in Senegal after President Wade is cleared to seek third term
In Senegal, riots broke out last night in the capital Dakar, after the Constitutional Council approved president Abdulaye Wade's bid for a third term.
Senegal's Wade 'cleared for 3rd term' as president
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, 85, has been cleared to run for a third term in the next presidential elections, while singer Youssou N'dour has been barred from running.
Senegal stops extradition of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre
After Belgium's fourth appeal, Senegal refuses extradition of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre.
Guinea-Bissau: President Malam Bacai Sanha dead in Paris
Malam Bacai Sanha, president of Guinea-Bissau, a tiny West African nation, has died in Paris, France where he was undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Senegal News: Youssou N'dour announces presidential candidacy (VIDEO)
Senegal's music icon Youssou N'dour anticipates victory in Feb. 26 presidential election.
Senegal: Outrage over $0.79 packs of Marlboro cigarettes
Anti-smoking activists in Senegal are fuming over a decision by Philip Morris International to cut the price of Marlboro cigarettes to just 79 cents a pack.
Protests after Senegal arrests rapper who criticized President Wade (VIDEO)
Senegal police have arrested rapper Omar Toure, known as Thiat, a pro-democracy activist and outspoken critic of President Abdoulaye Wade.
It's thrilling: the rise of Africa's amusement parks
What Africa's booming middle class really wants is a roller coaster.
African amusement parks
People in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau are amused by the new parks springing up throughout the country.
Photos: Gaddafi's female bodyguards
Libya's leader surrounded himself with a band of female bodyguards.
Gaddafi's female bodyguards
Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has a distinctive band of female guards.
Iran's African diplomacy backfires
Tehran sought African allies, but a shipment of arms alienated many.
2010: The year in sex
From "bunga-bunga parties" to designer vaginas, behold the 10 best sex stories of 2010.
In Senegal, swimming an old slave route
Dakar to Goree Island competition promotes a new future for troubled port.
Baaba Maal sings Africa's blues
With a searing, startling voice, singer takes Africa's energy around the world.
Senegal's wrestlers hit the big time
Traditional Laamb wrestling competitions entertain large crowds.
Senegal wows with eye-catching fashion
Dakar fashion week shows off Senegal's flair for high style.
Senegal's lively fashion scene
UN works to boost girls' educations
Efforts concentrate on getting traditional Africa cultures to value education for females.