Mar 15, 2013 13:09 EDT
The son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was given one month by the nation's anti-corruption court Friday to explain how he had come by assets allegedly worth over one billion euros, judicial sources said.
Mar 13, 2013 13:47 EDT
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said Wednesday he wanted to "expand and enhance" economic partnership with Senegal on the second day of a visit to the west African nation.
Mar 12, 2013 19:28 EDT
Mali's interim president defended the country's rights record Tuesday against accusations by the United Nations that the military was guilty of atrocities against ethnic groups in the war-torn north.
Mar 09, 2013 14:53 EST
Chad's 2,000-strong contingent in Mali, which has played a leading part in the fight against jihadist militants, on Saturday officially joined the regional African force deployed there.
Feb 24, 2013 14:30 EST
Islamists in northern Mali have the "destructive power" of an army, a top Malian colonel said Sunday, while showcasing weapons seized in Gao since French-led forces retook the city last month.
Feb 18, 2013 07:57 EST
Outraged by adverts urging women to bleach their skin, a spontaneous movement has emerged in Senegal arguing that black is beautiful -- and to act otherwise is to risk one's health.
Feb 07, 2013 05:36 EST
Iran and Senegal have resumed diplomatic ties severed two years ago after Dakar accused Tehran of supplying weapons to its separatist rebels, the ISNA news agency reported on Thursday.
Feb 01, 2013 22:49 EST
Japanese Manga legend Leiji Matsumoto celebrated 60 years in the business at France's international cartoon festival, and confessed that the experience left him feeling like a time traveller "with the strange sensation of finding myself in one of my stories".
Jan 28, 2013 16:56 EST
French-led forces Monday seized Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu in a lightning advance north as fleeing Islamists torched a building housing priceless ancient manuscripts.
Jan 28, 2013 11:06 EST
Fleeing Islamists torched a building housing priceless ancient manuscripts in Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu, which was Monday ringed by French-led troops making a lightning advance north.
Jan 19, 2013 16:53 EST
Stephane Peterhansel claimed a record fifth Dakar Rally drivers title on Saturday, and 11th overall of his career, while French compatriot Cyril Despres captured a fifth motorcycling crown.
Jan 19, 2013 14:29 EST
France's Cyril Despres, riding a KTM, won his fifth Dakar Rally motorcycling title on Saturday as the 2013 edition came to an end with a 150km timed run into Santiago.
Jan 18, 2013 17:52 EST
Stephane Peterhansel will be crowned Dakar Rally champion for an 11th time on Saturday while French compatriot Cyril Despres should wrap up a fifth motorcycling crown on the day's final stage.
Jan 18, 2013 16:16 EST
France's Cyril Despres virtually wrapped up a fifth Dakar Rally motorcycling title on Friday when he finished second on the penultimate stage to open an overall lead of over eight minutes.
Jan 17, 2013 16:51 EST
Spanish driver Nani Roma survived a late puncture on his Mini to claim his third stage win of the 2013 Dakar Rally on Thursday while Stephane Peterhansel stayed comfortably on course for an 11th title.
Jan 16, 2013 16:57 EST
Defending champion Cyril Despres extended his overall lead in the motorcycling category in the Dakar Rally after the 11th stage of the race on Wednesday.
Jan 15, 2013 16:14 EST
Orlando Terranova delighted the home crowd here on Tuesday by becoming the first Argentinian driver to win a stage of the Dakar Rally.
Jan 15, 2013 13:57 EST
Defending champion Cyril Despres took the overall lead in this year's Dakar Rally on Tuesday after the 10th stage, a 636km ride including a 357km timed section from Cordoba to La Rioja.
Jan 14, 2013 18:22 EST
France's defending champion Stephane Peterhansel took a huge step towards his 11th Dakar Rally win on Monday as his main rival Nasser Al-Attiyah struggled during the ninth stage, the longest of the race.
Jan 12, 2013 17:55 EST
Torrential rain brought chaos to the Dakar Rally on Saturday after rivers overflowed and tracks were blocked on the eighth stage between Salta and Tucuman.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Ville de Dakar
|- Mayor||Khalifa Sall (2009) (BSS/PS)|
|- Regional president||Abdoulaye Wade (since 2002)|
|- City||82.38 km2 (31.8 sq mi)|
|- Metro||547 km2 (211.2 sq mi)|
|Population (December 31, 2005 estimate)|
|- Density||12,510/km2 (32,400.8/sq mi)|
|- Metro Density||4,484/km2 (11,613.5/sq mi)|
|Data here are for the administrative Dakar région, which matches almost exactly the limits of the metropolitan area|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|