Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under Habre’s rule of the semi-desert country in the 1980s.
Ousmane Sonko faces a rape accusation that sparked violent protests with his supporters vowing to three more days of demonstrations. The leader says the allegations are politically motivated.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but militants linked to Al Qaeda and Daesh group stage regular attacks on UN peacekeepers and soldiers.
Supporter of opposition figure Ousmane Sonko take to the streets on Monday following a media report saying that an employee of a beauty salon filed rape charges against him.
Stephane Peterhansel, nicknamed 'Mr Dakar,' won the Dakar Rally for the 14th time, 30 years after his initial success in the most gruelling event on motorsport's calendar.
Sainz finished 25sec ahead of French teammate Stephane Peterhansel after a gripping see-saw battle which record 13-time champion Peterhansel appeared to have won until Sainz stormed home to deny his celebrated rival.
Khadjou Sambe, Senegal's first female professional surfer, now coaches local girls, encouraging them to develop the physical and mental strength to ride waves and break the mould in a society that generally expects them to stay at home.
Diop, a fighter who "packs a punch", is due to fight again in June and is working at keeping up his training in an unfamiliar environment.
Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of Senegal, removed hundreds of kilos of plastic rubbish in the waters around the island of Goree off the capital Dakar.
The protests for better roads began on August 23 in the western city of Kayes, and have since then spread to other regions of the West African country.
Senegal President Macky Sall comfortably won another term in office in last Sunday's election, provisional figures showed on Thursday, giving him five more years to finish a raft of modernising projects.
The EU observation mission said its overall assessment was "quite positive" among the polling stations it observed.
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