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Stories with place: Senegal
  • Gambia leader denounces female genital mutilation 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 9:44 am

    DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's president advocated banning female genital mutilation, giving hope to human rights activists who are urging Gambia to adopt a law against the practice.

  • Correction: Senegal-Burqa Ban story 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 1:29 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - In a story Nov. 17 about Senegal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Senegal outlawed the burqa, in fact the government said it is considering a ban on the burqa.

  • West Africa conference focuses on threat posed by jihadists story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:40 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts said Monday at the opening of a regional conference on the jihadist threat.

  • Senegal: Saloum Delta islands on frontline of climate change 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 10:27 am

    DIAMNIADIO ISLAND, Senegal - The place where Fatou Faye's kitchen once stood is now outlined with short branches of mangroves, a small and perhaps futile attempt to prevent the sea from destroying the rest of her house.

  • Senegal authorities arrest 7 for suspected extremism ties 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 6:27 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - A Senegalese judge says four imams and three women have been arrested in the West African country for suspected ties to extremism.