World

Senegal: Rebel Leader Declares Ceasefire

BABACAR DIONE, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The most high-profile rebel leader in Senegal’s southern Casamance region declared a ceasefire Wednesday, raising government hopes that a low-level insurgency spanning more than three decades could be nearing its end. Salif Sadio, leader of the armed Read More

World

5 Women Arrested Under Senegal’s Anti-Gay Law

ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country’s anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply conservative West African nation, an activist group said Tuesday. The five women were detained early Monday Read More

National

Document: Major Resources Needed for Obama Africa Trip

[The Washington Post] When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa Read More