Madagascar hopes surfing will draw in waves of tourists

...Madagascar is the 14th country in Africa to become a member of the International Surfing Association, joining Nigeria, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa and other countries on the continent, the group said in a statement last week. Membership integrates the country...

West Africa's Senegal boasts rare achievements fighting AIDS

DAKAR, Senegal -- With a twinkle in her eye, a mother...leaders and prostitutes - that has helped Senegal avoid the worst of the AIDS epidemic gripping...in many nations runs in double digits, Senegal's HIV rate is less than 2 percent...

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Golden goal puts Senegal in last eight; Spain beats Ireland in shootout

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Senegal and Spain worked overtime Sunday to...penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 tie. Senegal, the newcomer that stunned defending...against Belgium in Kobe, Japan. For Senegal's game-winning goal in Oita, Japan...

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Senegal moves to ban female genital mutilation

DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegal's government has drafted a law banning female circumcision, a controversial traditional operation performed on about one-fifth of the girls in this West African country. The decision was made Monday during a Cabinet...

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Polygamy still an option for parts of West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal -- Monday and Tuesday are with Mame Seye...Muslims in parts of black West Africa. In Senegal, nearly 47 percent of marriages are multiple...Research Institute for Development in Dakar, Senegal's seaside capital. Only 3 percent of...

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Anything is possible in next round

...YOKOHAMA, Japan - The 2002 World Cup final: Senegal vs. Paraguay? Or the United States against...been usurped by the unlikely names of Senegal's Papa Malick Diop and Japan's Junichi...victim to fall from grace, beaten 1-0 by Senegal's exuberant Dakar Lions on the opening...

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Stephane Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally

DAKAR, Senegal - French driver Stephane Peterhansel won the 2007 Dakar Rally on Sunday...rocky scrubland and open savannah in Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. It ended Sunday with the race's shortest stretch, a 16-kilometer...

France's Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally again

DAKAR, Senegal - France's Stephane Peterhansel won his second straight Dakar Rally...in Barcelona and snaked through Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. The rally ended with a 23-mile stage that ran from West Africa's...

Frenchmen win car, motorcycle divisions in Dakar Rally

DAKAR, Senegal -- Car racer Jean-Louis Schlesser and motorcyclist Richard Sainct took top honors Sunday in the Dakar Rally, a grueling 17-day...

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Texas pilot following Earhart gets African send-off

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Schoolchildren danced and prayed Saturday for Texas pilot Linda Finch who took off for Spain on her attempt to follow...

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