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Senegal: Unrest after opposition leader arrest leaves four dead

Violent clashes continued for the third day in the west African nation of Senegal following the arrest of the opposition leader on Wednesday. Demonstrators clashed with police, leaving at least four people dead. Ousmane Sonko, the 2019 presidential candidate was arrested on March 3 and charged with disturbing the public order while he was on […]

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Over 500 fishermen in Senegal contract mysterious skin disease after returning from sea

Over 500 fishermen in Senegal have contracted a mysterious skin disease after returning from sea. The men, who come from several fishing towns around the capital Dakar, have been placed in quarantine for treatment, according to Ousmane Gueye, national director of health information and education. “It’s a dermatitis associated with an infectious disease,” Gueye said. […]

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At least 140 migrants have drowned off Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck of 2020

At least 140 migrants have drowned off Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year, the United Nations migration agency said in a statement Thursday. The vessel was carrying about 200 people, according to the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) statement. It added that, “according to media sources, the Senegalese and Spanish navies, and […]

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Dozens of migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

At least 45 migrants died in the deadliest shipwreck off Libya, the UN’s agency for refugees says. They were among more than 80 people on board a vessel whose engine exploded off the coast of Zwara, the UNHCR said. The deaths were reported by some 37 survivors rescued by local fishermen. Both the UNHCR and […]