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Malick Rokhy Ba

Malick Rokhy Ba

    AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré
    AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré
    Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré raised his arms in the air and shouted “Down with Francafrique!”, the term used for France’s...
    Former Chad dictator hears atrocities case
    Former Chad dictator hears atrocities case
    The 72-year-old dictator Hissene Habre – once backed by France and the United States as a bulwark against Libya's Moamer Kadhafi – is accused...
    Guinea-Bissau warns against foreign interference
    Guinea-Bissau warns against foreign interference
    Guinea-Bissau's junta vowed on Friday to defend itself if foreign troops intervened in the country, as the international community condemned an...
    SA slams Guinea-Bissau military over coup d'état
    SA slams Guinea-Bissau military over coup d'état
    The international relations and cooperation department said on Tuesday that South Africa deplores the recent coup in Guinea-Bissau.
    Army, opposition agree to share power in Guinea-Bissau
    Army, opposition agree to share power in Guinea-Bissau
    The Guinea-Bissau army and opposition parties have agreed to set up a transitional body to run the country ahead of talks on Monday with the...
    Senegal's Sall: The protege who toppled his mentor
    Senegal's Sall: The protege who toppled his mentor
    Senegal's Macky Sall, a 50-year-old stolid geologist once tipped as Abdoulaye Wade's designated heir, ended by winning the presidency by taking on...
    Senegal's Macky Sall makes his political comeback
    Senegal's Macky Sall makes his political comeback
    Macky Sall shot to political stardom to become Senegal's prime minister before falling out with his mentor, President Abdoulaye Wade, whom he faces...
    Senegal's century-old bridge restored to former glory
    Senegal's century-old bridge restored to former glory
    The Faidherbe bridge, a century-old emblem of Senegal's former colonial riverside capital Saint-Louis, is being fully restored after threatening to...
    Senegal turns to Islam to stop child 'disciples' from begging
    Senegal turns to Islam to stop child 'disciples' from begging
    Senegal is increasingly turning to Islamic texts and the powerful sway of religious leaders to prevent thousands of children being sent to beg by...
    Guinea counts votes with relief after peaceful election
    Guinea counts votes with relief after peaceful election
    Guinea's first free election since independence was met with praise and relief on Tuesday, but observers warned the days to come were crucial and...
    Guinea voters turn page on 52 years of dictatorship
    Guinea voters turn page on 52 years of dictatorship
    Four million Guineans vote on Sunday in the first democratic election in the West African nation, which has seen a succession of dictatorships...
    Rats, cats, mildew eat at Senegal's West Africa archives
    Rats, cats, mildew eat at Senegal's West Africa archives
    In a dusty government basement in Dakar, the archived history of nearly two centuries of French presence in West Africa is in an advanced state of...