10th edition of Festigraff graffiti festival opens in Dakar

The tenth edition of the Festigraff graffiti festival opens in the Senegalese capital. Lasting for a week, the festival will feature work by graffiti artists from across Africa and Europe, as well as film screenings, concerts and debates about graffiti in Africa and beyond.

Supporters of Senegal’s Macky Sall celebrate in Dakar HQ

Supporters of Senegal’s newly re-elected President Macky Sall celebrate in his campaign headquarters and on nearby streets in Dakar. Figures released by the National Vote Counting Commission (CNRV) showed Sall won Sunday’s first round outright, picking up 58.27 percent of the vote.

Senegalese citizens give opinions on day after election

In the aftermath of the presidential election, people in Dakar give their prediction for the outcome and comment on the Senegalese Prime Minister’s announcement Macky Sall has been re-elected in the first round as his two main challengers look set to contest the outcome.

Campaigning starts ahead of presidential election in Senegal

Senegal’s presidential election campaign gets underway ahead of the February 24 poll which will see President Macky Sall face off against four rival candidates. Rising opposition MP Ousmane Sonko begins his campaign on the streets of Dakar. IMAGES of Ousmane Sonko in Dakar and posters of other candidates

Dakar Rally participants head out for race

Dakar Rally participants head out to the formal start for the first stage (Lima-Pisco) of the 41st edition of the race in Peru.

Chinese Foreign Minister meets Senegalese counterpart in Dakar

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with his Senegalese counterpart Sadiki Kaba in Dakar. IMAGES

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

Lucas Barron will make history when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 start line in Peru, the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.

Thousands protest in Senegal to demand “transparent elections”

Thousands of Senegalese opposition supporters march in Dakar to demand that presidential elections scheduled for 24 February be “fair and transparent”. The march was authorised by the government and was carried out under close police supervision. IMAGES

Opening ceremony for the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar

Senegalese President Macky Sall attends the opening ceremony of the Museum of Black Civilizations, in Dakar. It is the culmination of a 50-year-old project to celebrate the achievements of black civilisations from the beginnings of humanity up to the present day.

Senegalese president inaugurates Black Civilisations museum

After several decades of waiting, the Museum of Black Civilisations is inaugurated by President Macky Sall in Dakar. IMAGES