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Senegal to revamp logging laws after massacre linked to timber trade

Dakar (AFP) - President Macky Sall on Thursday suspended all authorisations for logging and ordered an overhaul of Senegal's forestry laws after a massacre connected to the illegal trade in timber. In a statement, Sall said he had instructed the government "to suspend until further orders all author


Africa's Ivy League hopefuls tell Trump continent is 'more than poverty'

It's a daunting catalog of some of the most selective universities in America. Yet Deng has no "safety school," and in fact, he seems pretty confident. It's a remarkable trait for any 19-year-old navigating the nail-biting application process, but more so for Deng, who is from South Sudan. As a bo


Super Eagles remain 51st in January Fifa ranking

Gernot Rohr's men are unmoved in the latest monthly Fifa ranking for the first month of the year released on Thursday Nigeria stay unmoved at number 51 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of January released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were adjudged the same rank in the world according to


All about FIFA World Cup

The football game or known as Soccer game in United States has been played in European villages and cities since the early middle ages. Today, almost every country in the world have their own football team and each team try to carry their own weight of national pride by taking part in different Worl


Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

Accra, Ghana - They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging


For Senegal island's residents, famed slavery heritage site incurs a cost

Each day, Degune Gaye watches the ferry chug in from the mainland, disgorging a herd of sunburned tourists onto Goree Island's white-sand beaches. From there, she knows, they'll probably trace a familiar itinerary, following their guides somberly past a memorial to the transatlantic slave trade and


Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

Last week President Trump reportedly singled out Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" whose people were not the kind of immigrants the United States wanted. At the time, I happened to be in Serekunda, The Gambia's largest urban area, as Trump's slur shocked people across Af


Africa should respond to Trump's racist rant by taking the moral high ground

Official reactions from Africa were appropriately critical of President Donald Trump's credibly reported comments about not wanting more immigrants coming to the US from "shithole" countries. This included all those south of the Sahara. A few reactions even included constructive suggestions. The Afr


Airbnb Promotes Destinations That Donald Trump Reportedly Called 'Shitholes'

President Trump had allegedly described Haiti, El Salvador, and some African countries as "shithole countries" during a meeting held last Thursday at the White House. In wake of the unnecessary name-calling, people have stepped forward to defend these destinations. An artist recently projected the


Boko Haram Video Is Said to Show Captured Girls From Chibok

In an image from a video released by the extremist group Boko Haram, girls said to be among those abducted from the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 say they will never go home. DAKAR, Senegal - A video released in Nigeria on Monday by Boko Haram purports to show girls among those abducted in 2014 fr


Authorities arrest 22 after massacre in southern Senegal

ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal - Authorities in Senegal have arrested 22 people following a massacre in the country's southern Casamance region where the suspects had been looking for firewood in the forest. Abdou Sane, president of the youth association in the village where the arrests took place, said Monday


South Africa: Trump's 'Sh*thole Countries' Denial Is Not Enough

South Africa will issue a formal diplomatic protest to the U.S. over President Trump's reported remarks about "shithole countries," the country's foreign ministry said Sunday. "The Department will provide an opportunity to the Charges de Affaires to explain the statement that African countries, alon


World Cup ref banned by FIFA had 6-year match-fixing history

GENEVA (AP) - A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier in 2016 to "numerous publicly documented scandals" in the previous six years. FIFA investigators said Joseph Lamptey of Ghana had "a history of being suspended for poor performances" before being banned


Airbnb steps in promoting African countries

Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018 Airbnb is reportedly launching a $100,000 digital campaign to promote tourism to destinations located in Africa. This accommodation company will use the money to promote its listings in Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, where the tourism is not well fl


The Audacity of Saying "Shitholes"

Right at the moment when I was ready to flush all hope down the toilet, along comes Donald Trump with a comment about shitholes. At a White House meeting on Thursday with a handful of congressional reps who are trying to push an immigration bill that would let the Dreamers stay in exchange for axing


West Ham Striker Diafra Sakho Claims He Feels Undervalued at London Stadium as He Seeks Exit

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho feels undervalued by the Hammers, as he desperately tries to secure a way out of the club this January, according to Sky's Kaveh Solhekol. The Senegalese forward has fallen well down in the pecking order at the London Stadium and is apparently not fancied by new boss Da


Senegal arrests 22 over Casamance loggers massacre

ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal - Senegalese police said Sunday they have arrested 22 people suspected of involvement in a January 6 massacre of 14 young men in the troubled region of Casamance. The arrests were the first in connection with the killings in a region separated from the rest of Senegal by The Gamb


Senegal’s Boukary Drame joins Serie A side SPAL

The 32-year-old who is yet to play a game this season has teamed up with Leonardo Semplici's men until the end of the 2017-18 campaign SPAL have announced the signing of Senegal international Boukary Drame from Atalanta. Drame who joined Atalanta from Chievo as a free agent in June 2014, has not f


'Felicite,' 'The Charmer' Among Palm Springs Film Festival Winners

CREDIT: Courtesy of Berlin Film Festival Winners at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival included Senegal's "Felicite," which took the Fipresci prize for foreign language film, and Denmark's 'The Charmer," which won the New Voices New Visions award. Audience Award winners will be


What Senegal needs to do to close its energy gap by 2030

Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital need for industries and households. But more than 40% of residents of the world's least developed countries don't have a