AP Interview: Al-Qaida, IS affiliates team up in West Africa

THIES, Senegal (AP) — The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are coop...
9:32 27 February 2022

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

THIES, Senegal (AP) — Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then shooting at ...
7:43 22 February 2022

US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tour

DAKAR, Senegal — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is n...
20:09 16 February 2022

WHO chief ‘very encouraged’ by dip in Congo Ebola cases

DAKAR, Senegal — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola have be...
19:06 11 February 2022

US military chief in Africa argues for vital US presence

DAKAR, Senegal — The head of U.S. military forces in Africa argued Thursday against troop cuts on the vast and booming continent, saying strategic par...
18:19 30 January 2022

Former IAAF president’s corruption trial opens in Paris

PARIS — The corruption trial involving the former president of track and field's governing body was suspended Monday shortly after it began.
16:32 13 January 2022

10 films make shortlist for Oscars’ best international film

LOS ANGELES — Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying ...
23:40 16 December 2021

UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania

DAKAR, Senegal — At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Ma...
0:00 5 December 2021

The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival

NEW YORK — Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of anoth...
20:50 14 November 2021