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Mane signs for ‘a long time’

Mane signs new long-term deal with Liverpool London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League giants, the club announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old joined Jurgen Klopp’s side from Southampton in June 2016, and has scored 40 goals for …

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US approves $550 mln aid to boost Senegal electricity

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Wednesday announced $550 million in assistance to Senegal to help the fast-growing country meet rising demand for electricity The Millennium Challenge Cooperation, a US government body created in 2004 that awards grants to countries that commit to good governance and …

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Senegal sets higher bar for presidential bids despite protests

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegal’s parliament on Thursday passed a law setting a higher bar for presidential candidates after protests that saw police fire tear gas on demonstrators, with dozens arrested according to the main opposition party. The change to the electoral law, approved by 120 of the body’s 165 …

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Senegalese president promises action on child murders

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegalese President Macky Sall on Friday promised to “track down” the perpetrators of a spate of child kidnappings and killings in Senegal that have sown fear among parents in the West African nation. Police said Tuesday that two children had been murdered in recent days and …

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Soldier killed in Senegal’s troubled Casamance region

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | A Senegalese soldier was killed Sunday and another wounded in a military operation targeting “criminal activities” by rebels in the country’s southern Casamance region, the army said. Also during the operation “two rebels were taken prisoner… three fields of Indian hemp were destroyed,” and “weapons of …

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Erdogan starts new Africa tour to push Turkey’s influence

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Algeria on Monday as he embarked a new tour of Africa in a bid to ramp up Turkey’s growing influence throughout the continent. The Turkish strongman touched down in Algiers, the first leg of the trip that he described as …

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