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Injured Mane named to play in Senegal's World Cup ties next month

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Les Guinéens privés de la fête d’indépendance au Sénégal

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Sénégal: l'ex-président Wade, 91 ans, renonce à son mandat de député

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Sénégal: l'ex-président Wade, 91 ans, renonce à son mandat de député


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She’s giving job opportunities to other women in Senegal – with peanuts

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Senegal reinstates Qatar ambassador, hopes for end to Gulf feud

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Sierra Leone Mudslides Unlikely to Leave Survivors, Rescuers Say

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Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

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Sadio Mane could find himself in club-versus-country debate as Senegal pick injured Liverpool star for World Cup qualifiers
Sadio Mane could find himself at the centre of a club-versus-country debate after the injured Liverpool star was named in Senegal's forthcoming World Cup 2018 qualifying squad. Mane missed last weekend's 0-0 draw with Manchester United and the midweek 7-0 Champions League victory over Maribor. He suffered a hamstring injury on international duty at the beginning on the month against the Cape Verde Islands   Read More ...
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Injured Mane included in Senegal squad for South Africa
Sadio Mane has been named in the Senegal squad for their crunch Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header against South Africa on November 10 and 14 by coach Aliou Cisse. The 25-year-old suffered an injury during the Teranga Lions 2-0 win over Cape Verde in Praia and has missed the Reds 0-0 draw against Manchester United and the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor   Read More ...
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Injured Sadio Mane named to play in Senegal’s FIFA 2018 World Cup ties next month
Sadio Mane was named in Senegal’s 25-man squad on Wednesday for their final World Cup qualifiers next month, even though his club Liverpool said last week the winger would be out for up to six weeks. Senegal, who need two points to qualify for next year’s finals in Russia, play South Africa away in Polokwane on Nov. 10 and then at home in Dakar on November 14   Read More ...
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Sadio Mane called up for Senegal as international boss Aliou Cisse claims winger will return to training next week
Sadio Mane has been called up for Senegal with international boss Aliou Cisse revealing he expects the winger to return to Liverpool training next week. Flier Mane had been expected to miss around six weeks of action with a hamstring problem, ruling him out of crucial Reds fixtures as well as Senegal's World Cup playoff against South Africa. But he has been named as part of Senegal's 25-man squad for the two-legged tie in Polokwane on November 10 and in Dakar on November 14   Read More ...
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Injured Mane named to play in Senegal's World Cup ties next month
DAKAR (Reuters) - Sadio Mane was named in Senegal's 25-man squad on Wednesday for their final World Cup qualifiers next month, even though his club Liverpool said last week the winger would be out for up to six weeks. Senegal, who need two points to qualify for next year's finals in Russia, play South Africa away in Polokwane on Nov. 10 and then at home in Dakar on Nov   Read More ...
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2018 World Cup: Injured Mane named in Senegal squad
Injured Liverpool star Sadio Mane has been included in Senegal's squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers despite his existing hamstring strain. Mane had been an injury doubt for the home-and-away games against South Africa on 10 and 14 November. "In my mind, there is no doubt he will be us for the double header against South Africa and that he will be 100% fit," said Senegal coach Aliou Cisse   Read More ...
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Accused of Corruption on Multiple Continents, and Comfortably Defiant in Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal — Papa Massata Diack, a sports official accused of participating in one of biggest corruption schemes ever in global sports, is a familiar face at Senegal’s swankiest hotels. He was greeted by half a dozen people before he reached the back of the lobby of the Pullman Teranga last week. Wearing his usual white boubou, Diack, 52, settled into a corner table overlooking the Atlantic Ocean   Read More ...
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KFAED signs loan agreements with Mali, Senegal
KFAED signs loan agreements with Mali, Senegal KUWAIT: A loan agreement, totaling KD 9.5 million ($32 million), was signed between Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the Republic of Mali to finance a drinking water project in the Bamako capital district. According to a statement by KFAED yesterday, the loan will also help improve social development and economy in the area, through providing adequate amounts of water as a source from Niger River to needed areas due to increase demand of water   Read More ...
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GG Tours Sénégal : la Drea-Team de Lamine Guirassy au grand complet à Dakar
Décidément, le gouvernement Youla, la mouvance et l’opposition vont passer une semaine tranquille. Et pour cause ? Après sa tournée en apothéose en région forestière en mai 2017, le PDG du Groupe Hadafo Médias est actuellement en séjour à Dakar pour conférer avec la communauté guinéenne. C’est la première tournée des « GG » hors de nos frontières. En quatre vagues successives, toute la « dream-team » a débarqué à Dakar au complet   Read More ...
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Huge blow to Senegal for World Cup games against Bafana
Hlompho Kekana of South Africa and Sadio Mane of Senegal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Polokwane. A brief four-paragraph statement on the Liverpool website overnight handed South Africa’s World Cup hopes a boost as the man they fear the most in next month’s last two qualifiers against Senegal is out   Read More ...
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Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco set for World Cup
Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco are well placed to complete in November the five-nation African line-up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Nigeria and Egypt secured places at the weekend with home victories over Zambia and Congo Brazzaville respectively, leaving eight countries hunting the other three slots. Tunisia or the Democratic Republic of Congo will qualify from Group A   Read More ...
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Astute Malkia punch down stubborn Senegal - Capital Sports
Kenya’s Malkia Strikers endured a tough opening two sets before seeing off Senegal by straight sets in their second match at the CAVB Women’s Championship cum World Championship Qualifiers in Yaounde, Cameroon on Sunday evening. Japheth Munala’s charges ensured they remained unbeaten having crushed Nigeria by a straight sets whitewash in their opening match on Saturday as they remained on course for a record 10 continental title   Read More ...
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Bafana: Beat Senegal or wave SWC 2018 goodbye
Cape Town - Stuart Baxter's Bafana Bafana side face a must-win clash against Senegal in their rescheduled 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on . Anything but the full three points will see Bafana miss out on next year's spectacle in Russia. Despite an impressive victory in Saturday's qualifier against Burkina Faso, Senegal's win over Cape Verde saw the Senegalese go top of Group D, some four points ahead of South Africa with only two matches remaining   Read More ...
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2018 World Cup: Date set for South Africa v Senegal replay
South Africa will face Senegal on 10 November in the World Cup qualifier that Fifa annulled after a referee was found guilty of "match manipulation." at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The two sides will then complete their World Cup campaign with the return fixture in Dakar four days later. South Africa won last November's tie 2-1, but Fifa then found Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey guilty of match manipulation   Read More ...
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Militant ambush in Niger kills local and American troops
Dakar, Senegal: A joint patrol of US and Niger troops came under attack in southwest Niger on Wednesday, a spokesman for US Africa Command confirmed after Radio France International reported a lethal ambush near the Niger-Mali border. "We can confirm reports that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger," said the spokesman. Namatta Abubacar, an official for the region of Tillaberi in Niger, said five Nigerien soldiers were among the dead   Read More ...
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Bafana, Senegal replay set for November 10
Johannesburg - The replay of an annulled 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be played on November 10 in Polokwane, FIFA announced Wednesday. South Africa won the original match 2-1 last November, but a FIFA probe triggered by betting patterns led to Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey being found guilty of match manipulation. It is the first World Cup qualifier in any continent to be replayed after a referee fixed the outcome   Read More ...
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Les Guinéens privés de la fête d’indépendance au Sénégal
Le 2 octobre de chaque année est célébré dans le monde par les Guinéens, pour rappeler les efforts de leurs aînés qui avaient acquis l’indépendance en 1958. En ce jour du 2 octobre 2017, l’ambassade de la République de Guinée à Dakar n’a pas ouvert ses portes, empêchant donc des Guinéens de célébrer leur fête d’indépendance en toute communion. Abasourdis par le grand silence qui y régnait, les Guinéens venus tôt ce matin à l’ambassade, pour célébrer leur fête de l’indépendance, sont rentrés chez eux mécontents   Read More ...
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West Ham 1 Swansea City 0: Sakho saves the day for Hammers
West Ham left it late, but ultimately sealed a much-needed home win over Swansea City. Diafra Sakho came off the bench to fire West Ham to a last-gasp 1-0 home win over Swansea and save Slaven Bilic from a fresh wave of scrutiny. Senegal striker Sakho bundled in a killer 90th-minute cross from fellow substitute Arthur Masuaku to secure a vital second victory of a difficult Premier League campaign to date   Read More ...
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Korea Eximbank to support $10 million Senegal projects
Korea Eximbank head Eun Seong-soo, right, shakes hands with Senegal's Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Oumar Gueye after signing a contract for a $10 million loan at the bank's head office in Seoul, Friday. Courtesy of Korea Eximbank The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) has offered a $10 million loan to support projects in Senegal. Eun Seong-soo, chief of Korea Eximbank, met with Senegal's Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Oumar Gueye at the lender's head office in Seoul, Friday, to sign the contract for the loan   Read More ...
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Boko Haram leaves 3 million kids out of school in N. Nigeria
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Boko Haram's ongoing insurgency in northern Nigeria has forced the closure of more than 57 percent of schools in Borno state, leaving about 3 million children without an education as the school year begins, the United Nations Children's Fund said Friday. "Children in northeast Nigeria are living through so much horror," said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF's Deputy Executive Director at the end of a three-day visit to Maiduguri, the epicenter of the crisis in the northeast   Read More ...
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Boko Haram leaves 3 million kids out of school in N. Nigeria
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Boko Haram's ongoing insurgency in northern Nigeria has forced the closure of more than 57 percent of schools in Borno state, leaving about 3 million children without an education as the school year begins, the United Nations Children's Fund said Friday. "Children in northeast Nigeria are living through so much horror," said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF's Deputy Executive Director at the end of a three-day visit to Maiduguri, the epicenter of the crisis in the northeast   Read More ...
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Rights groups: Cameroon forces return of 100k Nigerians
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Cameroon's military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers to slow down the spread of Islamic extremism. The rights group said Wednesday the deportations defy a request by the U.N. Refugee Agency to protect refugees and not force any returns to Nigeria until the "security and human rights situation has improved considerably   Read More ...
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Rights groups: Cameroon forces return of 100k Nigerians
DAKAR, Senegal – Human Rights Watch says Cameroon's military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers to slow down the spread of Islamic extremism. The rights group said Wednesday the deportations defy a request by the U.N. Refugee Agency to protect refugees and not force any returns to Nigeria until the "security and human rights situation has improved considerably   Read More ...
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Senegal ferry disaster families fight for justice, 15 years on
Dakar - Idrissa Diallo lost three children in Senegal's Joola ferry disaster, one of the worst in maritime history, but on the tragedy's 15th anniversary he has questions left unanswered. At an official ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday to remember the 1 863 people who died when the Joola ferry sunk off Senegal's Atlantic coast on September 26, 2002, Diallo vowed he would never let those killed "fade from memory"   Read More ...
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‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders
“Senegal, I reiterate, strongly condemns terrorism, wherever it strikes. Nothing, let alone religion, can justify such violent fanaticism,” President Macky Sall of Senegal told world leaders gathered at the 72nd annual general debate. “We are all concerned by the terrorist threat and therefore have a responsibility to work together to find concerted solutions to this scourge,” he noted. Noting that this was the purpose of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, the fourth session of which will be held in November, President Sall informed the Assembly that the Forum will focus on responding to violent extremism   Read More ...
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2018 World Cup: Niang and Sabaly set for Senegal bows
Former France youth internationals M'Baye Niang and Youssouf Sabaly could both make their debuts for Senegal in October. The duo are in the Teranga Lions squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Cape Verde on 7 October. The 22-year-old Niang, who is on loan at Torino from AC Milan, had previously rejected the Teranga Lions in 2011, after qualifying through his parents   Read More ...
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Burkina Faso go to CAS over South Africa v Senegal 2018 replay
The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) is appealing to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (Cas) over the replaying of a World Cup tie. Fifa ordered the tie between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed due to "match manipulation" by the referee. it "continues to oppose a decision that is tainted by abuse of power and irrelevant to the texts of the international football authority   Read More ...
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Sénégal: l'ex-président Wade, 91 ans, renonce à son mandat de député
L'ex-président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade, l'un des principaux opposants au président Macky Sall, a annoncé qu'il renonçait à siéger à l'Assemblée nationale, où il avait été élu le 30 juillet, dans une lettre ouverte publiée lundi par la presse sénégalaise. "Je présente ma démission de l'Assemblée Nationale, raison pour laquelle je ne serai pas présent à la séance d'ouverture solennelle convoquée jeudi", écrit l'opposant de 91 ans, qui a dirigé le Sénégal de 2000 à 2012   Read More ...
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Entretien à bâtons rompus avec Mamadou Beau Keita, l’ambassadeur de la Guinée au Sénégal
Guinéenews : décrivez-nous un peu comment vous avez trouvé l’ambassade lorsque vous preniez fonction ? Mamadou Beau Keita: je suis à ce poste depuis 2013. J’ai remplacé El hadj Madifing Diané, contrôleur de police qui a été nommé ministre à ce temps. A mon arrivée, j’ai trouvé une situation ordinaire. C’est vrai que les Guinéens étant en nombre dans ces quatre pays qui sont sous ma coupe, à savoir le Sénégal, la Gambie, le Cap-Vert et la Mauritanie, il y a des difficultés de séjour, de rentrer et de sortir, de circuler en un mot notamment quand il y a eu l’épidémie à virus Ebola en Guinée   Read More ...
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Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry
DAKAR, Senegal — When Kalilu Drammeh arrived in Libya he was in many ways similar to thousands of other migrants from across Africa, all of them desperate to cross the sea to get to Europe and, they hoped, a better life. But in Libya, Mr. Drammeh, like many other people from his native Gambia and other sub-Saharan countries, stood out among the swirl of migrants and was an automatic target for abuse for one obvious reason: his skin color is darker   Read More ...
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Activist expelled from Senegal arrives in France
ORLY, France: A controversial west African activist expelled from Senegal for being a "threat to public order" arrived in France on Thursday, according to an airport source. Rights groups 'surprised' at expulsion The Dakar prosecutor's office appealed against the decision, and a legal source told AFP on Tuesday that he is to be retried at a future date.   Read More ...
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FIFA orders S. Africa to replay Senegal WC qualifier - Capital Sports
FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing. The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty. Lamptey was initially suspended for three months by African football’s ruling body CAF for awarding a penalty for a non-existant handball”, with FIFA handing down the life ban in March   Read More ...
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FIFA orders South Africa-Senegal qualifier to be replayed after referee banned
FIFA has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal, played in November 2016, to be replayed after the referee was banned for life. FIFA said in March that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey had been banned for life after they found him guilty of unlawfully influencing a match result following South Africa’s 2-1 win over Senegal in African Group D   Read More ...
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FIFA orders SAfrica to replay Senegal WC qualifier
Paris, France | AFP | FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing. The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty. Lamptey was initially suspended for three months by African football’s ruling body CAF for awarding a penalty for a non-existant handball”, with FIFA handing down the life ban in March   Read More ...
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FIFA ordenó repetir el partido Senegal vs. Sudáfrica por mala actuación del árbitro
La FIFA decidió repetir el partido de clasificación para el Mundial-2018 que Sudáfrica ganó a Senegal (2-1) en noviembre de 2016, dirigido por un árbitro castigado a perpetuidad por "manipulación de partido", anunció este miércoles la máxima instancia del fútbol mundial. El encuentro, que se volverá a jugar en noviembre, dará la ocasión a Senegal, actualmente tercera a un punto de Cabo Verde y Kurkina Faso en el grupo D de clasificación africana, de superar a sus rivales cuando solo quedan dos fechas para el final   Read More ...
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FIFA orders South Africa-Senegal qualifier to be replayed after ref banned
(Reuters) - FIFA has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal, played in November 2016, to be replayed after the referee was banned for life. FIFA said in March that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey had been banned for life after they found him guilty of unlawfully influencing a match result following South Africa's 2-1 win over Senegal in African Group D   Read More ...
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World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed
A World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the match referee was banned for life by Fifa. Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was banned for "match manipulation". He awarded a penalty to South Africa in their 2-1 win in November last year for handball but replays showed the ball hit Senegal's Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on the knee   Read More ...
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FIFA orders South Africa-Senegal qualifier to be replayed after referee banned
(Reuters) - FIFA has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal, played in November 2016, to be replayed after the referee was banned for life. FIFA said in March that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey had been banned for life after they found him guilty of unlawfully influencing a match result following South Africa’s 2-1 win over Senegal in African Group D   Read More ...
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FIFA order South Africa and Senegal to replay World Cup qualifier referee was banned for match manipulation
South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by FIFA to replay their World Cup qualifier completed in November last year after the referee was given a lifetime ban for "match manipulation". Home team South Africa won the match 2-1 but the result will not stand after action taken against Ghana official Jospeh Lamptey was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport   Read More ...
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Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months: Amnesty report
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic extremists is a result of increased use of suicide bombers, often women and girls, who carry out the attacks in highly populated areas in Cameroon's Far North region and Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states, the rights group said   Read More ...
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