Will Senegal’s new railway go anywhere
18 January 2019 | 9:27 am
Work has begun on Senegal's new landmark railway, but critics say it's a waste of time and money.
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'Not enough' places for African countries at World Cup, says Senegal's federation. In tonight's edition: Protests break out in Dakar as Senegal's main opposition leader faces trial. Also, the Congolese city of Goma struggles economically as roads are closed due to continued fighting between the army and M23 rebels.
Senegal’s state prosecutor claimed on Tuesday that a small but organised cell of opposition supporters have plotted to use violence to stop the trial of the country’s opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko. Also, a UN-backed fact-finding mission in Libya has released its final report on human rights in the country.
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.
Rail crosses are to be protected by road traffic, light signals, and full lifting barriers on each side of the railway alongside an audible warning to pedestrians and drivers to avoid accidents. GuardianTV explains why railway barriers are important.
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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.
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