Remembering Senegal’s Joola disaster 20 years on
02 October 2022 | 10:55 am
It's been 20 years since an overloaded Senegalese passenger ferry sank off the coast of The Gambia, killing almost 1,900 people. Our correspondent reports on the disaster dubbed "Africa's Titanic". Also, a free-falling economy and years of political unrest have taken their toll on Sudanese youth, with thousands leaving the country every day.
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Thousands of Senegalese took to the streets to celebrate the country's Independence Day on Tuesday, in a show of patriotism just a week after political tensions led to violent clashes between security forces and opposition supporters.
People come to some of the poorest regions of Senegal in search of gold. But making money here is not easy, and it is an especially difficult life for women and children.
Success is a pattern that can be repeated as Senegal and Morocco are evidence of that. The two teams qualified for the final of the 2023 U-17 African Cup of Nations. In this episode, we build up to the game in this edition of The Nutmeg's AFCON special on Guardian TV.
Senegalese leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko has been sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for “corrupting youth”. The court acquitted Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, of rape charges and issuing death threats, but jailed him for corrupting the country's young people.
Clashes between supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and the police have killed at least 15 people. The violence erupted after he was sentenced to two years in prison.
Police and protestors clashed again in Senegal's capital Dakar on Friday as unrest picked up one day after a jail sentence for opposition politician Ousmane Sonko sparked some of the deadliest violence in the country in recent memory.
Senegal's President Macky Sall on Wednesday (May 31) said his government would ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year following weeks of fresh opposition unrest over fears he might run for a third term and sideline a key rival.
Recent deadly opposition protests have dented the image the West African country once enjoyed as a beacon of democracy. Experts now say the political standoff could negatively affect the economy.
Kevin Aubert founded Senegal's last photo studio of its kind two years ago. In its darkrooms he hopes to rekindle his country's love for film photography and the analog process.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has been mired in a flurry of legal woes, which he says are a bid to keep him out of politics.
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The wooden boat left Senegal more than 40 days ago with more than 100 people on board. It was traveling in the direction of Spain's Canary Islands when it capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
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