- US Africa Command: Senior LRA rebel commander defects in CAR Updated: Feb-12-16 2:41 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - A senior commander with the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected to villagers in Central African Republic, the U.S. Africa Command said Friday.
- Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May Updated: Feb-11-16 4:28 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of testimony and reports that placed direct blame on the leader for the deaths of thousands during his rule.
- Mexico beats Senegal 2-0 in exhibition in Miami Updated: Feb-10-16 10:59 pm
MIAMI - Jesus Duenas and Rodolfo Pizarro scored second-half goals to help Mexico beat Senegal 2-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
- Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
THIES, Senegal - Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing threat of attacks, the head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command Africa said Monday.
- Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks Updated: Feb-08-16 9:59 am
KAOLACK, Senegal - Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria.
- Amnesty calls on Republic of Congo to free opposition figure Updated: Feb-01-16 4:46 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Amnesty International has called on Republic of Congo authorities to unconditionally release an opposition leader detained for more than two months.
- North Africa al-Qaida group posts video of kidnapped Swiss Updated: Jan-27-16 6:17 am
DAKAR, Senegal - An organization that monitors jihadi sites says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has released video of Swiss woman abducted recently in Timbuktu.
- Senegal police question 900 in heightened security measures Updated: Jan-26-16 2:52 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Senegalese police have questioned about 900 people in two regions in the West African nation as part of heightened security operations after recent attacks in Burkina Faso and neighboring Mali, a justice official said Tuesday.
- UN seeks $820 million for crises in Central, West Africa Updated: Jan-25-16 9:23 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The United Nations and partners are appealing for more than $820 million to help refugees and others affected by violence in Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic.
- Police arrest anti-gay demonstrators in Senegal Updated: Jan-22-16 5:40 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The head of an anti-gay coalition says police have arrested 11 people in Senegal's capital during a demonstration against the release of 11 people accused of homosexual acts.
- West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege Updated: Jan-20-16 2:13 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long before the vehicles get anywhere near the building itself.
- The Latest: Olympic committee to work closely with IAAF Updated: Jan-14-16 12:31 pm
MUNICH - The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local):
- AP EXPLAINS: Ebola is over, but could it happen again? Updated: Jan-14-16 10:40 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization announced Thursday that the world's biggest-ever Ebola epidemic is over after two years. Here is a closer look: