US continues African charm offensive as Yellen visits Senegal
24 January 2023 | 12:54 pm
US Treasury Secretary Yellen visits Senegal as Washington eyes Russian influence in Africa, Ivory Coast increases its minimum wage and a Rwandan journalist who was critical of the government is killed in a road crash.
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Movie star Omar Sy presented in Dakar Monday (Dec. 19) his latest film "Tirailleurs" by Mathieu Vadepied. The movie is a tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Africans who fought for France during the World Wars.
After a chaotic brawl in Senegal's parliament, two opposition lawmakers have been jailed for assaulting a pregnant colleague from the country's ruling party.
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Arturo Murillo conspired to help a US based company secure a lucrative deal with Bolivia's defense ministry, the court ruled. Additionally, he faces a host of criminal charges in his own country.
France's African soldiers, who fought in the world wars and France's colonial conflicts, win a final battle. Known as Senegalese tirailleurs, the surviving fighters will be able to live out their days back in Africa after a pension U-turn by Paris. Also
Senegal has declared three days of national mourning after more than 100 passengers were killed or wounded after two buses crashed into each other on Sunday.
Preliminary data from a September trial showed the drug slowed cognitive decline by 27% in patients. It also indicated that the treatment risks brain swelling and bleeding among some patients.
A Senegalese judge orders the release of a journalist who has spent more than two months behind bars and several weeks on hunger strike. Pape Ale Niang's arrest back in November sparked protests and widespread calls for his release.
A 20-second video circulating online depicting soldiers throwing bodies onto a burning pile of rubbish in Mozambique has prompted an investigation. It could amount to war crimes if verified.
Air traffic operations were gradually returning to normal, the Federal Aviation Administration said, after a systems failure grounded thousands of flights on Wednesday morning.
Rabat has accused Algiers of blocking air space, denying the Atlas Lions a chance to compete. It comes as Algeria hosts the leadership conference for the Western Sahara Polisario movement, seeking independance from Morocco.
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