In northern Senegal, a sea barrier is being thrown up in the hopes of holding back coastal erosion. Also, we meet Richard Odjrado, an emerging star of the African tech world whose company is priming Benin's rise as an entrepreneurial hub. And adventure sports in South Africa are becoming more inclusive as the country's first paragliding wheelchair goes into use.
Senegalese children dream of being famous football players
Senegalese living in some of Senegal's most arid regions are building circular, drought-resistant gardens known as Tolou Keurs with hopes of improving food security and, as part of Africa's Great Green Wall project, impeding the Sahara desert's steady advance.
Senegal's ongoing record COVID-19 surge has left the capital without spare beds for the severest cases as hundreds now flock to health centres in the hope of getting vaccinated. Like many African countries facing a third wave of infections, Senegal is more vulnerable due to a low vaccination rate compared to richer nations. It has administered fewer than 1 million doses so far to a population of around 16 million people, according to government data.
2 May 2021
The coronavirus pandemic shut down Senegalese wrestling for a year. Now fighting is allowed again – a relief to wrestlers and spectators in the West African country where the sport enjoys widespread popularity.
18 Apr 2021
The Senegalese Muslim community start the month of Ramadan in solidarity and sharing. At the Massalikul Jinaan mosque in Dakar, one of the largest in West Africa, hundreds of meals consisting of bread, dates and rice, are distributed at dusk by "Baye Fall", a branch of the Mouride brotherhood whose members are distinguished by their "dreadlocks" hairstyles, their colourful accoutrements and their devotion.
11 Mar 2021
Senegal's President Macky Sall calls for calm, after days of deadly clashes between opposition supporters and security forces in the usually tranquil West African state.
12 Jan 2020
Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and cotton, but in one hamlet deep in a mangrove swamp in the West African country's south, farmers have only one viable crop - cannabis. The village of Kouba is inaccessible by road and surrounded by river mangroves, meaning it has largely escaped a recent crackdown on cannabis cultivation.
9 Jul 2019
"The Call of Dance", or "L'Appel a la Danse" in the original French, is a celebration of dance in Senegal. It is a visually arresting documentary film on the country's vibrant dance scene and the first in a series that will look at dance across the world. It zooms in on Dakar's urban dance passing through the traditional rhythms, sounds and socio-cultural moments of Senegalese life.
30 May 2019
The lawyer of a Senegalese man who had urged the public on Facebook to "kill lots" of women after a murder case that shook the West African country says his client "apologises", but that the post was "a joke", after the man received a 6-month suspended jail term.
11 May 2019
Senegalese singer Thione Seck goes on trial in Dakar as he faces accusations of involvement in a counterfeit money scheme. "The charges have no legal merit," says Ousmane Seye, Seck's lawyer.