Fallou Diop is one of Senegal's most promising jockeys according to the stable owner he rides for near the Lac Rose's sandy shores. His size, feather weight and passion for horses make him an ideal competitor. Having won the country's most prestigious racing prize two years ago he is now hoping to compete abroad.
The director of Senegalese health-research body IRESSEF confirms that the country has recorded its first case of the more-contagious coronavirus strain that initially emerged in Britain. The British coronavirus variant likely emerged in southeastern England in September, according to Imperial College London. The World Health Organization says it has already spread to more than 60 countries worldwide.
In Senegal, young people living in impoverished communities along the coast are increasingly viewing their future elsewhere, and choosing to leave the country. But the crossing is treacherous. Migrants typically leave from Mbour, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Dakar, in crammed traditional fishing canoes. The International Organization for Migration says that over 500 people have died this year, most in October and November.
The UN has said that Monday’s massacre in northern Ethiopia could amount to war crimes, this thousands flee the violence and head into neighbouring Sudan. French forces have killed a top Al Qaeda in Mali, and our team in Senegal meet the migrants risking their lives to get to Europe in ill-equipped vessels.
West African bloc ECOWAS has lifted the sanctions that it had imposed on Mali after the military coup last August, this comes after several of the bloc's demands were met. Also, as the rainy season begins to set in across the DR Congo, our team in the country has more on how authorities and residents are trying to prevent a repeat of last year's tragic flooding. And French lawmakers are examining a bill on whether to return stolen artifacts to Benin and Senegal.
The faithful from Senegal's influential Islamic Mouride brotherhood attend the grand mosque in central city Touba during the yearly Grand Magal pilgrimage, one of the first mass gatherings in the country since the coronavirus pandemic started.
In Senegal, one man has created a lush oasis in the middle of the desert. Goran N'Diaye is a pioneer of permaculture. Following his own success, he's now training the next generation of young Senegalese farmers. In doing so, he hopes to change traditions and spread sustainable, ecologically friendly farming practices. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Ellen Gainsford.
Following his re-election with a hundred per cent votes Akinwumi Adesina will now serve as President of the African Development Bank for another five years. Amadou Hott, a Governor of the African Development Bank Representing Senegal joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss what next five years in office will mean for Africa's development.
Ivory Coast has suffered its first Islamist terrorist attack since 2016, with at least 10 dead on the border with Burkina Faso. Those deaths follow efforts to purge an Islamist presence in the border region. Also, in several countires there are calls for statues commemorating slave traders to be taken down. We've put together some reactions from the streets of Dakar, Kinshasa, Ouagadougou and Pretoria. And overfishing by foreign trawlers has left many coastal communities in Senegal struggling to survive, but now dozens of mostly Chinese ships have been banned from Senegal's waters.