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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
26/06/2015 - Gambia

Regime keen to make capital punishment easier

The opposition in Gambia are fighting government plans to make more crimes punishable by death. Under Gambian law, capital punishment can only be meted out to murderers who use violence or poison.
Migrants from Tambacounda in Senegal
08/06/2015 - International report

Migrants from Tambacounda in Senegal

Illegal migration has a long history in the Senegalese regions of Kolda and Tambacounda.
Blues, gospel and west African kora music ring out in Paris church
04/06/2015 - World music matters

Blues, gospel and west African kora music ring out in Paris church

African American bluesman Eric Bibb continually nourishes his folk and gospel heritage in new and interesting ways.
Senegal's Maréma hits the road to success
28/05/2015 - World music matters

Senegal's Maréma hits the road to success

Following her debut Paris concert in early May, Maréma talks to us about being the RFI "discovery" 2014 and shaking up Senegal's ubiquitous mbalax music.
 

Senegalese President Macky Sall
12/05/2015 - SENEGAL

Senegal sends soldiers to Yemen, triggering debate, protest

Senegal is sending more than 2,000 soldiers to Riyadh to help Saudi Arabia fight rebels in Yemen.
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
10/05/2015 - BARBADos - BAHAMAS - CUBA - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship
21/04/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship

A new documentary film shown in Paris this month sheds light on the struggle of Chadian opposition leader Rose Lokissim who died at the hands of Hissene Habre’s regime.
Gambia series part 3/3: French language
04/03/2015 - International report

Gambia series part 3/3: French language

Gambia is surrounded on three sides by the Francophone nation of Senegal.
Senegal's President Macky Sall, France's François Hollande, Gabonese Ali Bongo and Côte d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara at the Paris conference
07/02/2015 - Reort: France - Africa

France scrambles for ‘New Deal’ with Africa at Paris conference

All eyes were firmly on Africa at the France-Africa forum, which ended on Friday.
Casamance series part 3/5: Tourism
04/02/2015 - International report

Casamance series part 3/5: Tourism

The Casamance region of Senegal has the ominus reputation of being the theatre of Africa's longest running civil conflict.
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