Senegal

Gambia's new president, inaugurated in Senegal, promises unity

Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambian president in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday after weeks of political impasse caused by long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh's refusal to give up power.

Barrow to be sworn in at Senegal embassy instead of Gambia

Adama Barrow will be sworn in as Gambian president Thursday at his country’s embassy in the Senegalese capital Dakar, the president-elect announced.

Troops amass near Gambia border to pressure president to step down

Senegalese troops amassed at the border with Gambia as the clock ticked down on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's time in office and with the inauguration of his successor due Thursday.

Report: Senegal to host Gambia's president-elect until swearing-in

Senegal will host Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow until his swearing-in ceremony, the state-owned Senegalese news agency APS reported Sunday.

Chad's ex-dictator Habre sentenced to life in prison for war crimes

Chad's former president Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sexual slavery by a Senegalese court on Monday.