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Takeaways From Elections in Nigeria and Senegal

By Silja Fröhlich What does Senegal have in common with Nigeria regarding elections? Very few, if any at all. The former is regarded as a stable democracy, the latter is not. But experts say Abuja and Dakar can learn from each other. Senegal is the African continent's poster child on matters related

Germany’s chancellor merkel set to tour Nigeria, others

Trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria marks Germany's belated interest in Africa and concern over irregular migration. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to begin a tour of three West African countries, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria, with efforts to boost economic ties and limit irregular migration to Europe expected to dominate her agenda. Analysts say

In Senegal, China’s president Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an

Senegal convicts 13 suspected Boko haram fighters

Senegal's criminal court sentenced 13 people to prison for attempting to establish a homegrown cell modelled after Boko Haram in the West Africa country. One of those jailed by the Dakar court on Thursday was Makhtar Diokhane, described as the ringleader of the group. He was handed a 20-year prison term. "The court was

China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies

China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies Pauline Bax. and Olivier Monnier Fast-growing economies of Ivory Coast, Senegal lure Chinese Chinese loans to Ivory Coast rise 1,400 percent in 2010-2015 When Ivory Coast put out a tender to build a bridge over the lagoon in its commercial hub of Abidjan, 10 out of

Islamist terrorist groups flooding to Nigeria, W’Africa- Report

•ISIS, Boko Haram exports terrorists to Senegal, others Jude Johnson  The Islamist terrorist groups having been defeated in several parts of the Middle East, are now turning their attention to Nigeria and West Africa, report reveals. According to the Washington Post, the epicenter of jihadism in Africa has long been the Sahel, the

Senegal: Army targets rebel hideouts in Casamance region

By Nicolas Haque The Senegalese military is continuing to target rebel hideouts in the south of the country. They're looking for the killers of 14 villagers who died in a massacre in the southern region of Casamance last week. So far it's unclear who exactly was responsible, but a dispute over illegal timber

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