On 14 December 2002, Libasse Ndiaye, a cameraman for African Television News (ATN) and Senegal correspondent for the Agence Internationale d'Images de Télévision (AITV) and TV5, was assaulted by security forces at the end of a demonstration. The protest was held by relatives of individuals who perished in a 26 September shipwreck. More than 1,000 people who were travelling on the vessel Joola died on that day.

Residents in Senegal are bettering their livelihood, improving their businesses and maintaining contact with family and friends through telecentres. The computer hubs are allowing residents to get online at reasonable prices to search for information and even improve business efficiencies. More and more centres are springing up around Senegal, giving residents a new opportunity to learn about technology and benefit from its access.

Healers who brew medicines from indigenous plants are using computers to help preserve their knowledge and to provide them with an income.

The Senegalese Health Ministry confirmed 41 cases and four deaths of yellow fever as of 24 October, a World Health Organisation update said.

Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade announced the dismissal of Latif Gueye, a Senegalese citizen and head of the humanitarian organisation Africa Helps Africa, on national television, accusing him of committing "extremely serious errors" for his alleged role in trafficking AIDS drugs that were meant for Africa but were sold in Europe.