- Amnesty calls on Republic of Congo to free opposition figure Updated: Feb-01-16 4:46 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Amnesty International has called on Republic of Congo authorities to unconditionally release an opposition leader detained for more than two months.
- North Africa al-Qaida group posts video of kidnapped Swiss Updated: Jan-27-16 6:17 am
DAKAR, Senegal - An organization that monitors jihadi sites says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has released video of Swiss woman abducted recently in Timbuktu.
- Senegal police question 900 in heightened security measures Updated: Jan-26-16 2:52 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Senegalese police have questioned about 900 people in two regions in the West African nation as part of heightened security operations after recent attacks in Burkina Faso and neighboring Mali, a justice official said Tuesday.
- UN seeks $820 million for crises in Central, West Africa Updated: Jan-25-16 9:23 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The United Nations and partners are appealing for more than $820 million to help refugees and others affected by violence in Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic.
- Police arrest anti-gay demonstrators in Senegal Updated: Jan-22-16 5:40 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The head of an anti-gay coalition says police have arrested 11 people in Senegal's capital during a demonstration against the release of 11 people accused of homosexual acts.
- West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege Updated: Jan-20-16 2:13 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long before the vehicles get anywhere near the building itself.
- The Latest: Olympic committee to work closely with IAAF Updated: Jan-14-16 12:31 pm
MUNICH - The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local):
- AP EXPLAINS: Ebola is over, but could it happen again? Updated: Jan-14-16 10:40 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization announced Thursday that the world's biggest-ever Ebola epidemic is over after two years. Here is a closer look:
- Gambia lifts order that female staff must cover hair at work Updated: Jan-14-16 6:57 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's government says it has lifted a recent directive stating that all female staff with the government must cover their hair during office hours.
- Mexico turns to players from home for game against Senegal Updated: Jan-11-16 4:25 pm
MIAMI - Juan Carlos Osorio has won both his games since becoming Mexico's national coach. His team faces Senegal next month, and he sees it as an opportunity.
- Newcastle sign Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet from Bordeaux Updated: Jan-11-16 4:07 pm
NEWCASTLE, England - Newcastle has signed midfielder Henri Saivet from Bordeaux on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.