As drought conditions spread north and famine threatens yet more African countries, Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade is coming under sharp criticism for ignoring early warnings from farmers.

This network is an initiative of the Dimitra Project coordination unit in West Africa, which covers seven countries. The network has been established in Senegal with the mission of expanding throughout these various countries. The fields of action of this network range from training and information for women,Äôs associations, to the creation of links between development partners, the development of local knowledge, action to promote solidarity amongst associations, and measures to support more

Findings from a preliminary study suggest that a drug combination that is the gold standard of HIV treatment in the developed world can help patients in developing countries as well. The new study, published in the July issue of the journal AIDS, followed up on a trial of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the African nation of Senegal.

Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade has broken ranks with the African Union on the issue of Madagascar by formally recognising Marc Ravalomanana as president of the island state.

The Senegalese army has ended a "clean-up" campaign it started on 21 June to restore security in Casamance, Southern Senegal, sources said on Tuesday. The military announced on 7 July that it had ceased operations, according to the sources, who added that the situation in Casamance had been calm in the past week.