Senegal

By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Mar 4th, 2013
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Nine children have been killed by a fire at a Koranic school near the centre of Senegal’s capital, Dakar. The blaze broke out as 45 children aged from six to 12 slept inside a single room with wooden walls and zinc roofing in the Medina district, witnesses said. A candle is thought to have caus...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 11th, 2013
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Morocco was one of the first African states that have contributed to the establishment of the Organization of African Unity. However Morocco pulled out of the then Organization of African Unity in 1984 to protest against the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic within the continental bod...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Jan 29th, 2013
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Defending champions Zambia must beat Burkina Faso to ensure they make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals, while their opponents need only a draw to go through. Burkina Faso will again be without first-choice keeper Abdoulaye Soulama, who completes his two-game ban. The Burkinabes ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 15th, 2013
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Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that they were sick and tired of failing to win the Africa Cup of Nations each time they were highly favoured to do so and hope to break the jinx this time at the upcoming edition. The former Chelsea talisman was speaking a [&he...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Dec 5th, 2012
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So-called “ill-gotten gains” investigations are underway into several current and former ruling families from West and Central Africa. Senegal’s new government has launched a landmark investigation into several key figures from the former government, while justice officials in the U...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Oct 17th, 2012
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By Jannie Schipper, Radio Netherlands African migrants in Morocco feel victimised by the locals, and Moroccans in their turn are sometimes scared of the newcomers. The lack of understanding between the two groups is deep, as Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s Jannie Schipper discovered on a visit to...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Oct 16th, 2012
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Senegal have been disqualified from the African Nations Cup after the riot that caused their play-off against the Ivory Coast to be abandoned. Missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers were thrown onto the pitch and tear gas was used during the match in Dakar. The Confederation of African Football (...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Oct 13th, 2012
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The crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Senegal and Ivory Coast has been abandoned due to crowd trouble. Violent scenes occurred after Didier Drogba scored two goals to dash the hopes of Senegal, who now needed five goals to find their way to South Africa 2013. The match officials, includ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Oct 13th, 2012
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A crucial Africa Cup of Nations football match between Senegal and Ivory Coast has been abandoned after fans rioted at a stadium in Dakar. Home fans started fires in the stands and threw objects on the pitch as Senegal were losing 2-0, a result which would have eliminated the team. Ivorian fans jumpe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Oct 13th, 2012
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Ghana became the first country to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when beating Malawi 1-0 in Lilongwe on Saturday afternoon. The Black Stars braved the intimidating crowd and bumpy pitch at the Civo Stadium to clinch their ticket with an early goal from debutant Afriyie Acquah. Ghana thus ...