Diack, an 87-year-old Senegalese, led the International Association of Athletics Federations, renamed World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015.
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.
Mosques around the world were closed to worshippers wishing to mark the end of Ramadan. Senegal was one of the few countries to re-open mosques.
The number of deaths from coronavirus pandemic across the African nations has exceeded 3,000, says Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Millions of migrants who rely on Europe's informal economy have hit rock bottom, creating a domino effect in North Africa and the Middle East.
"Home School", "Teachers' Room" and "School on TV" are just some of the distance education programmes that private channels have launched to try to compensate for the closures.
The Covid-19 pandemic has generated new levels of anxiety ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan, which begins this week, in which congregational worship plays a significant role.
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.
The wind farm will supply nearly a sixth of the country's power when it reaches full capacity later this year, helping Senegal meet 30 percent energy needs from renewable sources.
For more than a decade, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has devoted a lot of his time to cultivating friendly relations with African countries, and his 2020 tour to the continent is part of that long-standing approach.
Tension have been building in The Gambia, a tiny West African country, over President Adama Barrow's decision to stay in office for five years after initially pledging to step down after three.
A photograph posted to social media of a man sleeping in uniform while on break has caused a national scandal in France.
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