SENEGAL

  • Hundreds march in New Delhi for gay pride in Modi's India December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO September 23, 2014

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • West Ham swoop for Senegal forward Diafra Sakho August 15, 2014

    London: Senegal striker Diafra Sakho has joined West Ham United from Ligue 2 champions Metz for an undisclosed fee. According to media reports on Thursday, the 24yearold cost the Premier League club around 4.5 million pounds ($7.51 million). "This is a proud day to have signed for West Ham," Sakho told West...
  • African teams can make World Cup impact, says Eto'o May 16, 2014

    African nations have the ability to be a competitive force at next month's World Cup in Brazil despite not getting the respect they deserve, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said on Thursday. African teams have often struggled at World Cups, with Cameroon becoming the first side from the continent to reach the...
  • Ivory Coast qualify for third straight World Cup November 17, 2013

    Casablanca: Ivory Coast qualified for a third straight World Cup after surviving a nervous finish to draw 11 with Senegal for a 42 aggregate win in the African playoffs on Saturday. Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker...
  • India, Senegal to cooperate in information and broadcasting sector July 30, 2013

    India and Senegal on Monday agreed to set up a joint working group in the information and broadcasting sector. The Joint Working Group is to be set up in areas identified under the Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation signed between the two countries. This was decided during a meeting between Information...
  • Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds June 28, 2013

    Dakar: Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalise homosexuality. Obama opened his weeklong trip to Africa one day after the...
  • Demba Ba pulls out of Senegal friendly November 12, 2012

    Dakar: Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is among six regulars who have pulled out of Senegal's squad for a friendly international in Niger on Wednesday, the Agence Presse Senegalaise news agency said on Monday. Ba played for Newcastle in their home Premier League defeat to West Ham on Sunday without any...
  • Senegal hold Britain to 11 draw at Olympics July 27, 2012

    Manchester: Senegal striker Moussa Konate scored late in the second half to salvage a 11 draw with host Britain in the Olympic football tournament on Thursday. Welshman Craig Bellamy gave Britain the lead in the first half after Senegal failed to clear a free kick by captain Ryan Giggs. Senegal's attacking flair...
  • Sacked Maradona replaced by Metsu at Al Wasl July 18, 2012

    Dubai: Former Senegal and United Arab Emirates coach Bruno Metsu has replaced the sacked Diego Maradona to take charge of Al Wasl, the Dubaibased club said on Tuesday. Argentina World Cup winner Maradona, 51, was sacked last week with a year left on his twoyear contract following a trophyless season for...