UN works to boost girls' educations
Efforts concentrate on getting traditional Africa cultures to value education for females.
Teaching Senegal's girl house servants
Innovative project educates girls in literacy and entrepreneurial skills.
Mia Farrow reaches out to Guinea's children
Senegal's Taxi Sisters break new ground
Dakar's female taxi drivers shatter taboos and open up transport field for women.
Senegal draws tourists with sun, sea and sex
Female sex tourism in Senegal attracts women who will pay for romance.
Female sex tourism: for love or money?
From Jamaica to Jordan to West Africa, Western women of means find "romance" on vacation.
Senegal's colossal statue stirs big controversy
A towering statue is lambasted for being sexist, sexy and wasteful.
Dakar's kaleidoscope of color
Encounter with drama group offers respite to photographer
Senegal seeks long-term solution to flooding
Families are being moved from flood-prone suburbs to a new settlement 15 miles east of Dakar.
Coup leader claims win in Mauritania poll
Opposition cries fraud, but moderate Muslim leader Aziz has popular support and is in charge.
Fighting malaria through pop music
Multimedia: Senegalese singing sensation Youssou N'Dour encourages families to sleep under mosquito nets.
Opinion: Hints of light in a not-so-dark continent
Senegal's rising trend of teen pregnancy
Lack of education, unsupervised visits by older males, and superstition have all contributed.
Light and darkness on a Senegal island
The historic island of Goree, near the capital Dakar, has a shadowy past.
Gays under threat in Senegal
Local youth leader: "The homosexuals will not escape lynching. They will be fish food."
Senegalese press: oppressed or out of control?
A proliferation of media outlets has even journalists questioning the quality of content.
Senegalese women aim for political role
Female candidate tries to win election to represent her urban constituency.
Malaria: One NGO worker's fight
Awa Marie Coll-Seck has spent years combating malaria.
Senegal avoids human rights trial
Delays in trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre case reveal deeper problems
China's 'Little Africa' is under pressure
African traders used to thrive but now are threatened by immigration authorities.
Dakar hit by shortage of cooking gas
Senegal's capital cooks with gas, but not when government fails to pay for imports.
A step in the right direction for eastern Congo?
Analysis: Arrest of one rebel leader shows a re-alignment of forces in the troubled region.
Congo struggles to move from conflict to peace
After years of fighting.
Doing time for being gay
Human Rights Watch urges Senegal to release AIDS activists given eight years on suspicion of being gay
For Which It Stands: Africa
Opportunities abound for Obama, in the continent where America has many admirers
A continent revealed
Essay: A photographer strives for nuance
For Which It Stands: Africa
Advice to Obama's team: Keep Africa a priority