Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow
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Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ousmane Sow, a Senegalese sculptor whose work celebrated African tribes along with historical icons such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 81, the culture minister said Thursday. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Mbagnick … Continue reading

Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
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Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, killing the officer and at least six civilians in a town targeted numerous times by jihadists this year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility though suspicion fell upon Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based extremist … Continue reading

Senegalair jet collided with Boeing before crash
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Senegalair jet collided with Boeing before crash

PARIS (AP) — French accident investigators say a Senegalair jet that crashed into the Atlantic, killing all seven people on board, had a midair collision with a Boeing 737 before the accident. France’s BEA aviation agency said Thursday the Senegalair aircraft, a Hawker-Siddeley HS 125, collided Sunday with a Boeing 737-800 operated by CEIBA Intercontinental … Continue reading