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Christophe Van Der Perre

Braving coronavirus, pilgrims flock to Senegal's 'little Mecca'

06 Oct 2020

TOUBA, Senegal Organisers of an annual religious festival in the Senegalese city of Touba are expecting three to five million pilgrims this week, despite the main ceremony on Tuesday being cancelled in an effort to lower the risk of coronavirus contagion. | Video

Second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps Senegal's holy city

11 May 2020

TOUBA, Senegal Senegal's holy city of Touba is fighting a second wave of COVID-19 infections, dashing hopes that swift action by authorities had stopped the new coronavirus from spreading in the one-time epicentre. | Video

Olympics - Niger sprint star in middle of athletics' hormone debate

10 Feb 2020

DAKAR Hailing from one of the world's poorest country, Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to life's hurdles, but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the 23-year-old faces fresh obstacles. | Video

RPT-Olympics-Niger sprint star in middle of athletics' hormone debate

07 Feb 2020

DAKAR, Feb 7 Hailing from one of the world's poorest countries, Nigerien sprinter Aminatou Seyni is no stranger to life's hurdles, but as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the 23-year-old faces fresh obstacles.

In Senegal, online videos break silence over domestic abuse

31 Jan 2020

DAKAR For Senegalese activist Fatou Warkha, online videos play a vital role in her campaign to expose and end violence against women in a country where discretion and forbearance are traditionally prized. | Video

French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust

13 Aug 2019

GOSSI, Mali The French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali's savannahs were prepared for the sandstorms, the thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need to tow vehicles whose wheels kept getting stuck in floodplains. | Video

Colombia-Poland clash a complicated affair for Perez family

24 Jun 2018

KAZAN, Russia With dad Fabio hailing from Colombia and mum Isabela from Poland, June 24 was always going to be a special World Cup day for the Perez family but they started it as they start every Sunday -- in church.

Soccer-Australian toddler gets first taste of World Cup fever

17 Jun 2018

KAZAN, Russia, June 17 Given that David Kuhn proposed to his wife Sandra amidst the euphoria that followed Australia's qualification for the 2006 tournament, it is perhaps not too surprising the couple wanted to give their daughter an early taste of World Cup fever.

Trump upbeat ahead of North Korean summit; Kim visits Singapore sites

11 Jun 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula. | Video

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder

25 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant if a North Korean diplomat wanted over the death did not come forward. | Video

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