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Women take part a sit-in in Obelisk Square holding up banners one that reads, 'Criminalise rape' during a protest against violence in Dakar on Sunday. AFP
A Senegalese woman television presenter was in custody on Sunday after her allegations of rape against minority Fulanis sparked protests outside her studio, her employers and police said.
Adja Astou Cisse, who works for private 7TV in the Senegalese capital Dakar, was arrested on Saturday, the sources said.
The arrest follows the May 19 murder of an adolescent following an attempted rape in Tambacounda, some 420 kilometres east of Dakar.
The former French colony has seen a string of demonstrations protesting violence against women.
Cairo: After a Champions League title with Liverpool, Sadio Mane is out to conquer a second continent in as many months as Senegal attempt to capture a first Africa Cup of Nations title against Algeria in Friday’s final in Cairo. A calf injury ruined Mane’s 2015 Cup of Nations, while his missed penalty knocked the team out in a quarter-final shootout
Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo.
Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home on Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of joyful supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at Algiers airport.
Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, and it proved enough for the 1990 champions to lift the trophy on foreign soil for the first time.
Polls opened on Saturday in Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state in a vote seen as a referendum for embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s 7-month-old unelected government.
New Zealand reported two new coronavirus cases on Saturday -- one in managed isolation and the other detected during contact tracing, taking the overall tally to 1,475, according to the Ministry of Health.
Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government tendered their resignation on Friday, the presidency said in a statement, congratulating the Cabinet for its work in office.
South Korea said on Saturday it will request North Korea to further investigate the killing of a South Korean government official who was shot by North Korean troops after being found adrift near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary while apparently trying to defect.