DAKAR, Senegal - To kidnap seven foreigners from inside their homes, al-Qaida-linked gunmen in northern Niger forced their way past the security cordon of one of the world's most heavily guarded mining towns.

DAKAR, Senegal - International human rights group Amnesty International said in a Wednesday report that prisoners in Senegal are routinely abused and the perpetrators rarely face punishment.

DAKAR, Senegal - Wearing white to symbolize purity, worshippers throughout this African capital gathered to pray on one of the final nights of Ramadan.

DAKAR, Senegal - One of Africa's most vicious rebel groups has killed at least 255 people over the past 18 months in a largely unreported campaign of abductions and massacres in Congo and the Central African Republic, a human rights group said in a report sent to journalists Thursday.

DAKAR, Senegal - When police hauled Floribert Chebeya Bahizire in for questioning in March, they made him get down on the floor and held a gun to his head during the interview.
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