Nigeria and Ghana committed troops and aircraft to the buildup that’s centered in Senegal, which surrounds Gambia on three sides.
President Macky Sall in June ordered the removal of children from the streets and said those who force them to beg would be imprisoned.
African cities are swelling, and in West Africa the result is interesting - appetite for rice is growing
Rice is tailored to city life. It has become an urban food
5 elections in one day show the changing, yet old, face of Africa’s bitter-sweet affair with democracy
The continent holds regular elections--that is no surprise anymore--but the form they are taking is.
The referendum has become a Yes/No vote on Sall's popularity, eclipsing more than a dozen other proposed points of reform to the constitution.
'More African engineers work in the US than in Africa': Landmark science forum aims to halt painful brain drain
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) hopes to reverse a situation in which Africa's brightest talent feels compelled to move abroad.
Their biographies, to the lay-man, look like something akin to the work of a superhero, and they could just save the continent.
Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela
The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted
On a continent where leaders go to extremes to cling to office, it's unusual to have one who tries to leave early - then being told by court he can't
INTERVIEW: Senegal's Macky Sall says there's life after presidency, and European, Asian migrants will flood Africa in 25 years
I think if democracy is upheld Africa will in 20 years be the new go-to destination for the world.
(STORIFY) Tanzania's new leader Magufuli walks the talk, and African Twitter follows - to hilarious effect
Magufuli's austere approach resonates with a generation that is jaded with endless corruption scandals and government excesses
Could Africa’s new ‘go-to’ guy, Senegal’s Sall, herald the return of the golden age of the star African leader?
Diplomats also talk of a man who listens, and not averse to being a team player, traits that come as a premium when one sizes up an AU gathering.
Rwanda shaves president’s term to 5 years, as Senegal, Liberia plan similar cuts. Kagame 3rd term remains on course
While a few countries look to cut presidential terms, in others leaders are getting more bites at the cherry as their stay in office gets extended.
“We have to understand, in Africa too, that we are able to offer an example, and that power is not an end in itself” - Senegal president Macky Sall.
Tensions remained high in Ouagadougou, where most shops remained shuttered after a confrontation on Friday between elite troops and protestors.
Here comes Senegal’s new city—president Macky Sall’s biggest mega project yet attracts 'hundreds of bids'
Ambitious infrastructure plan ropes in a new airport and an industrial park in attempt to ease the capital’s gridlock and woo investors.
He held simultaneous appointments to key ministerial portfolios, earning him the nickname "minister of heaven and Earth".
The judges in the Habré trial are all African, and the case is paid for mainly by Africa. What does it all mean?
Tax avoidance by big companies costs Africa tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year, continent's leaders say at big meeting in Addis.