- Senegalese journalist gets 6 months for homosexuality Updated: Jul-31-15 2:22 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.
- Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert Updated: Jul-31-15 8:46 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday.
- Security checkpoint extortion costs Ivory Coast millions Updated: Jul-29-15 1:41 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Extortion at security checkpoints is costing Ivory Coast millions each year despite government steps to eradicate the practice, a rights group said Wednesday.
- Activist group says Liberians pressured to sign away land Updated: Jul-23-15 10:26 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Liberians in the country's southeast are being threatened into signing away land for palm oil plantations, and in some cases those opposing expansion have been beaten and arrested, activist group Global Witness said Wednesday.
- Chad minister says justice served with ex-dictator trial Updated: Jul-22-15 4:53 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The trial for Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre, accused in the deaths of thousands, represents justice for Chad victims and a path toward reconciliation, the country's justice minister said Wednesday.
- Gambia head pardons prisoners; Rights group calls out abuses Updated: Jul-22-15 4:40 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's leader on Wednesday marked the 21st anniversary of the military takeover that catapulted him into power by pardoning all prisoners convicted for treasonable offenses. The declaration, however, comes amid a rising climate of fear, Amnesty International said.
- In Senegal, some fishermen resist lure of Europe migration Updated: Jul-11-15 8:28 am
THIAROYE, Senegal - Nearly a decade ago, Senegalese fisherman Mor Mar embarked on an illegal sea voyage to Spain, hoping a better life awaited him in Europe.
- Gambia passes bill that increases deposit for candidates Updated: Jul-08-15 1:16 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's opposition says the recent passing of a bill that imposes high deposit amounts for political candidates makes it difficult for opposition members vying for the office.