Nigeria ranks 30th in latest FIFA men’s world ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped two places in the latest FIFA ranking, but the three-time African champions are still far ahead of their West African rivals Ghana.  The Super Eagles were ranked 28th in the world in the February ranking but dropped to 30th in the ranking released on April 4, 2024, following the team’s mixed […]

Bassirou Faye Sworn in as Senegal’s Youngest President

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, was sworn in yesterday as Senegal’s youngest president after sweeping to a first-round victory, 10 days after being released from prison.  The 44-year-old has never before held an elected office, but several African leaders attended the ceremony in the new town of Diam-nia-dio, near the capital Dakar. Taking his oath, Faye also […]

Diomaye Faye officially declared Winner of Senegal’s Presidential Election

Mr. Diomaye Faye has officially been declared winner of the presidential election in Senegal, following the conclusion of collation of votes, winning 54.28% of votes in the first round. The 44 year old Faye, who has said he wants a “break” with the current political system, is set to become the youngest president in Senegal’s […]

Vote count begins in Senegal presidential election

 Senegal’s Opposition leader Bassirou Diomaye Faye has emerged as favourite to win presidential election, after several rivals conceded. Millions of Voters who had a choice of 19 candidates, took part in a peaceful vote on Sunday, and early results also led to five opposition candidates declaring 44-year-old Mr Faye, who had been in jail only […]

Senegal President Macky Sall rejects blame for election chaos

Senegal’s president says he does not regret delaying this year’s elections, a move which sparked deadly protests. Macky Sall who said he did not make the decision alone – was responding to concerns raised by parliamentarians. After a violent backlash, many feared the relatively stable nation was slipping into political crisis. However, the attempt to […]

Senegal Presidential candidates call for vote within six weeks

Fifteen of the 20 candidates approved to stand in Senegal’s delayed presidential elections have called for the new vote to be held no later than 2 April – the date when current President Macky Sall is due to end his term. The 15 candidates also insist the list should not be altered. The document was […]

Migrant boat from Senegal carrying 200 people missing off

The Spanish authorities are searching the ocean off the Canary Islands for a BOAT that went missing more than a week ago carrying at least 200 African migrants. A search plane is scouring the waters south of the Spanish islands and other ships in the area have been asked to look out for the missing […]