In Senegal, very political support for Idrissa Gueye

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of “World Africa” from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the “World Africa”. Paris-Saint-Germain Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye in December 2021. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP It will have been … Read more

first cases of the Omicron variant in Senegal

The so-called Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been detected in South Africa. DADO RUVIC / REUTERS Senegal has detected its first three cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in travelers preparing to travel to African countries, research laboratories have announced. A first case was detected on Friday, December 3 in a 58-year-old man who … Read more

In Senegal, a new city waiting for its inhabitants

Behind puny shrubs, the white and orange villas all look alike. Wisely aligned by the side of the road, the houses of SD-City, one of the first residences of the new town of Diamniadio, in Senegal, contrast with the usual disorder of sub-Saharan cities. In this space, where minerality dominates, the human presence is still … Read more

In Senegal, a toxic microalgae periodically poisons the coast

By Théa Ollivier Posted today at 00:50 Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe combined efforts of scientists, fishermen and surfers have made it possible to demonstrate that the seasonal flu which rages along the Dakar coast comes from a toxin released by a concentration of the microalgae “Ostreopsis cf. ovata ”. Sitting in front of the … Read more

in Senegal, rapid diagnostic tests to try to stem the third wave

The Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, February 3, 2020. SEYLLOU / AFP With her mouth covered by her mask, a young woman arrives at the Philippe-Maguilen-Senghor health center in the Yoff district, in Dakar. Headache, loss of smell, fatigue… On July 22, she had a PCR test for Covid-19 after noticing suspicious symptoms. Fifteen days … Read more

In Senegal, the long-awaited rebirth of the Dakar-Tambacounda train

The old train station in Tambacounda, Senegal. OLLIVIER THÉA Sitting in the shade in front of his restaurant, Dior Amar overcomes boredom by looking nostalgically at the deserted rails. Once upon a time, travelers and traders stopped to eat thiep, thiéré or chicken sandwiches in his stall ideally located next to Tambacounda station, in eastern … Read more