What Adesina's re-election means for the next phase of Africa’s development
Following his re-election with a hundred per cent votes Akinwumi Adesina will now serve as President of the African Development Bank for another five years. Amadou Hott, a Governor of the African Development Bank Representing Senegal joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss what next five years in office will mean for Africa's development.
Ivory Coast sees first terrorist attack since 2016 at border post with Burkina Faso
Ivory Coast has suffered its first Islamist terrorist attack since 2016, with at least 10 dead on the border with Burkina Faso. Those deaths follow efforts to purge an Islamist presence in the border region. Also, in several countires there are calls for statues commemorating slave traders to be taken down. We've put together some reactions from the streets of Dakar, Kinshasa, Ouagadougou and Pretoria. And overfishing by foreign trawlers has left many coastal communities in Senegal struggling to survive, but now dozens of mostly Chinese ships have been banned from Senegal's waters.
Senegal postpones Independence Day celebrations
Senegal marks 60 years of independence on Saturday and its achievements since are worth celebrating. But the independence ceremony has been postponed to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Akon to Create Climate-Conscious City in Senegal
Akon to Create Climate-Conscious City in Senegal On Jan. 13, Akon announced the finalization of his agreement to create Akon City in Mbodiene, Senegal. In a post to Instagram, Akon told fans he was “looking forward to hosting [them] there in the future.” Akon, via Instagram The 46-year-old celebrity previously discussed his plans for the city in an interview with Nick Cannon in December.
Senegalese baobab trees under pressure from cement manufacturers
In Bandia, there used to be a forest of baobab trees, but all that remains is a lunar landscape of abandoned craters. In Senegal, Plans to extend a cement plant that has been exploiting the subsoil for 20 years are causing local populations to fear even greater desolation.
In Mali, dreams and sadness for the Sahel express
Not a single train has travelled on the line connecting the capitals of Mali and Senegal since May 17, 2018, when the company collapsed. Knee-high weeds grow on the track at Bamako station. But even today, many of the railway's workers -- unpaid but still technically employed -- still show up at the station, a colonial-era bijou in ochre stone, complete with clock and signs for the ticket office.
Conjoined twins defy the odds in new home of Wales
A pair of conjoined twins from Senegal are about to start full-time nursery in their new home of Cardiff, defying the expectation that they would only live a few days.
Senegal national team welcomed home as heroes despite loss in AFCON final
Senegal national soccer team returns home to a presidential welcome despite loss in Africa Cup of Nations final.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Senegal and Nigeria reach semis
Senegal became the first side to book their place in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 semifinals courtesy of a 1-0 win over Benin, while Nigeria overcame South Africa thanks to a last-gasp winner.