Latest Dakar Stories

2006-02-22 12:35:00

Ministers and experts from across West Africa met on Wednesday to draft a plan to contain the bird flu virus as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned of a looming regional disaster.

2006-02-13 08:05:00

By Nick Tattersall DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Massaer Niang had been praying he would be caught when Spanish border guards dragged him, struggling for breath, out of the rough waters off North Africa.

2006-02-13 08:51:31

By Diadie Ba DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Maria Victoria Correa is a Catholic but she keeps a prayer mat in her house for Muslim visitors, one of the everyday kindnesses which underpin Senegal's religious tolerance.

2006-02-09 12:35:00

African countries lack the health and disease control systems to contain a deadly strain of bird flu which was confirmed for the first time on the continent this week, officials and experts said on Thursday.

2006-02-08 10:00:00

African countries scrambled on Wednesday to limit the spread of deadly H5N1 bird flu after the continent's first outbreak was confirmed in Nigeria.

2006-01-15 12:09:14

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LAC ROSE, Senegal (Reuters) - French driver Luc Alphand and Spanish rider Marc Coma won their first Dakar Rally on Sunday but both lamented the accidents which killed two young boys and an Australian competitor during the 9,000-km race.

2005-12-17 05:06:41

By Nick Tattersall DAKAR (Reuters) - China is winning African hearts and minds by offering the world's poorest continent everything from cheap flip-flops to new sports stadiums, but the West is wary of the Asian giant's methods and motives.

2005-12-01 14:48:57

By Nick Tattersall DAKAR (Reuters) - Dakar's university may provide an education envied around West Africa but many of its students have only one dream -- to leave Africa, even if it means hiding in boats, truck containers or the undercarriage of an aircraft.

2005-11-25 06:39:29

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's Appeals Court said on Friday it did not have the competence to rule on a Belgian extradition request for former Chad President Hissene Habre, who is wanted over atrocities committed during his government.

2005-10-10 14:43:25

By Zakia Abdennebi OUJDA, Morocco (Reuters) - Morocco, under pressure to stem illegal immigration to Spain and accused by rights groups of mistreating migrants, began flying detained Africans to Senegal and Mali on Monday, government officials said.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.