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