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Senegal: Opposition leader Sonko to face rape trial

The opposition leader in Senegal, Ousmane Sonko is to face trial on charges of rape, an investigating judge has said. The case has now been referred to Senegal’s criminal chamber for trial. Sonko is also facing trial for making death threats to a beauty salon employee in 2021. Sonko is accused of sexually assaulting the woman who worked in a… Read More
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Senegal: National mourning declared after bus crash kills 40

Senegal is observing three days of National Day of Mourning starting on Monday following the death of at least 40 people. They were killed in central Senegal after two buses collided on Sunday. About 80 were wounded in the crash as well. President Macky Sall said in statement that he was “profoundly saddened” by the accident and announced three days… Read More
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Sadio Mane ‘is OUT of the World Cup’ after sustaining leg injury

Sadio Mane has reportedly been ruled out of Senegal’s World Cup campaign after limping off during Bayern Munich’s clash against Werder Bremen with a tendon injury. The former Liverpool forward was taken off just 20 minutes into Bayern’s 6-1 win over Bremen on Tuesday night – leading to huge fears about his fitness for Qatar less than two weeks before the tournament begins. According… Read More
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Senegal’s president under pressure not to seek third term

– – Senegalese president Macky Sall is coming under intense pressure not to seek a third term in office. Mr. Sall was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2019 for a second term but he hasn’t yet made it public and emphatic whether he will seek another term or exit the presidency. The Constitution stipulates that a president cannot serve… Read More
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Senegal’s Mané wins Socrates Award, finishes 2nd in Ballon d’Or

– – Senegal’s Sadio Mané has been awarded for his humanitarian works in his home country. At the 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony held at the French Théâtre du Châtelet venue (Paris) in France on Monday, Mané took home the mainden Socrates Award. He becomes the first recipient of the prize which commemorates football players’ achievements off the pitch. Sadio Mané,… Read More
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Sadio Mane named African Footballer of the Year

– – Senegal’s striker Sadio Mane has been named African Footballer of the Year for the second time running at the Confederation of African Football (Caf) awards ceremony held in the Moroccan capital Rabat. He beat competition from Egypt’s Mo Salah and national team mate, Edouard Mendy. Mane scored the winning penalty as Senegal beat Egypt in a shootout in… Read More
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Senegal hospital fire kills eleven newborn babies

A hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal has killed eleven newborn babies. Senegal’s president, Macky Sall said in a statement that the fire at Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital was in the maternity department. “To their mothers and their families, I express my deepest sympathy,” President Sall wrote in a tweet. Je viens d’apprendre avec… Read More
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Senegal President declares public holiday after AFCON win

– – Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the senior national football team’s win at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The team on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 edition of the competition held in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored… Read More
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Senegal beat Egypt to win AFCON 2021 title

– – Senegal on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations title in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored the decisive spot kick as Senegal win 4-2 on penalties. 🇸🇳👑 AFRICA’S KINGS 👑🇸🇳#TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 | #AFCON2021 | #TeamSenegal | @Fsfofficielle pic.twitter.com/jPF1X29iZ8 — #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) February… Read More
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35th African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa

– – The 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and government opened on Saturday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Last year’s summit was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic but this year’s event has brought together the African leaders for an in-person event. The 55-member union is holding this summit for the next two… Read More