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In Senegal, Yellen talks about future of US-Africa relations

Jan. 20, 2023 12:23 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen caravanned from a government building to a business incubator in Dakar on Friday and was set to end her day at the president's residence, spreading a message of mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations. She came to talk...

African musicians awarded in Senegal at annual ceremony

Jan. 16, 2023 06:53 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa's star musicians hit the red carpet this past weekend at the annual All Africa Music Awards, celebrating the continent’s best talent. The four-day event culminated Sunday evening at an awards ceremony on the outskirts of Senegal's capital, Dakar, and...

2 buses collide head-on in central Senegal; at least 40 dead, 78 injured

Jan. 08, 2023 07:57 AM EST
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — 2 buses collide head-on in central Senegal; at least 40 dead, 78 injured.

AP PHOTOS: 'Plastic Man' in Senegal on mission against trash

Nov. 10, 2022 02:13 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — On a beach in Senegal with so much plastic trash that much of the sand is covered, one man is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of plastics—by wearing many of the bags, cups and other junk that might just as soon be part of trash piles. ...