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Several people are shown running and crouching down in a dirt road.

EXPLAINER: Why Senegal protesters are clashing with police

Deadly protests have erupted over the past week in the West African nation of Senegal, long considered a bastion of democracy and a regional leader on diplomacy issues. Here's an explainer on the underlying reasons for what's going on.

EXPLAINER: Why Senegal protesters are clashing with police
A woman in a white robe carries some lab material inside lab in Senegal.

Researchers in Senegal are developing a coronavirus test kit to be used across Africa

Researchers in Senegal are developing a coronavirus test kit to be used across Africa
A man meditates at the beach amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dakar, Senegal, March 26, 2020.

In Senegal, COVID-19 safety measures conflict with cultural traditions

In Senegal, COVID-19 safety measures conflict with cultural traditions
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Senegalese women turn to exporting fish in spite of local shortages

Senegalese women turn to exporting fish in spite of local shortages
Students learn Arabic script at a Quranic school on the outskirts of Senegal's capital Dakar, May 7, 2008.

Senegal tried to crack down on schools forcing children to beg. But thousands of kids are still in the streets.

Senegal tried to crack down on schools forcing children to beg. But thousands of kids are still in the streets.
Lesbians in Senegal are left out of the gay rights movement organized around HIV prevention and treatment. And they're also left out of the women's movement: "Some women's groups ... don't want to have anything to do with gay women," says Ndeye Kebe.

Lesbians in Senegal just want a place where they can be themselves

Gay sex in Senegal is illegal, but there is the beginnings of a gay rights movement there. Unfortunately, it doesn't include gay women.

Lesbians in Senegal just want a place where they can be themselves
Senegal's Orchestra Baobab on stage

The return of Senegal's Orchestra Baobab

It's been 10 years since Orchestra Baobab's last album. However, one of their key members didn't take part on their new release because he wanted to continue to practice law.

The return of Senegal's Orchestra Baobab
Doudou Ndiaye Rose performs in Dakar, 2013.

Remembering Doudou Ndiaye Rose — a master who brought Senegalese drumming to the world

Doudou Ndiaye Rose was a master drummer from Senegal. And he played with the best of 'em — Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Josephine Baker. But perhaps his most personal performances were with his children and grandchildren, sometimes all at once. Rose died Wednesday at the age of 85.

Remembering Doudou Ndiaye Rose — a master who brought Senegalese drumming to the world

Kenyan musician Sila creates a new superhero he can relate to — Super African!

While growing up, Kenyan musician Sila was a comic book junkie. He dreamed of inventing an African superhero and comic book series. Now, he finally has.

Kenyan musician Sila creates a new superhero he can relate to — Super African!
Volunteer Health Worker

Thousands of health workers in Senegal receive no pay. Is that fair?

In many developing countries, thousands of volunteers serve as community health workers. But who is looking after their interests? Amy Costello reports from the West African nation of Senegal.

Thousands of health workers in Senegal receive no pay. Is that fair?
Nelson Mandela in 2010

'Like vultures:' Press hovering around ailing Nelson Mandela, angering South Africans

With very little information available regarding the deteriorating health of South Africa's former-President Nelson Mandela, foreign media is waiting outside the hospital for him to either die or dramatically improve. Their vigil is angering some South Africans, including parts of the Mandela family.

'Like vultures:' Press hovering around ailing Nelson Mandela, angering South Africans
The World

Dakar-Based Artist Keyti Raps the News

Many Senegalese are excited about President Obama's visit there, says Dakar-based artist Keyti, who raps the news on Senegalese TV.

Dakar-Based Artist Keyti Raps the News

Attacks in Niger Underline a Spread of Islamist Extremist Groups in West Africa

Islamist militants set off two suicide bombings in Niger Thursday. 20 people were killed in addition to the bombers. Friday, French special forces helped Niger's military secure the base, where they shot dead two militants who were still hiding.

Attacks in Niger Underline a Spread of Islamist Extremist Groups in West Africa

Pick Your Favorite Sheep

Pick Your Favorite Sheep

Haiti on brink of becoming latest member of African Union

If all goes as planned, Haiti, yes North America's Haiti, will become the latest member of the African Union sometime in January. Haiti and Africa share a sense of history, and African countries stepped up in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, which has led some to conclude the time is right to formalize their ties.

Haiti on brink of becoming latest member of African Union