Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Music show: Mahalia, Ariana Grande & Willie Nelson

Read more

FOCUS

Tramadol: Cameroon’s low-budget opioid crisis

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU citizens’ consultations: Macron’s efforts to renew Europe

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Strengthening ties Down Under: The man charged with promoting Australia in France

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Jagland: ‘Would be disastrous if Russia pulls out of Council of Europe’

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Much ado about nothing? Actress Natalie Portman's boycott of 'Jewish Nobel awards' sparks backlash

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump: Strategic BFFs?

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Poverty remains a challenge for Paraguay as new president is elected

Read more

Africa

French national killed in Senegal's Casamance region

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-02-02

A French national was among four people killed in an attack in Senegal's Casamance region, south of the Gambia, the Senegalese army has said.

Four people, including a Frenchman, were killed in Senegal’s southern Casamance region when suspected separatist rebels clashed with government soldiers, a military source said on Saturday.

The shoot-out took place late on Friday after suspected members of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), which has led a low-level insurgency in the region since the 1980s, robbed a bank in the town of Kafoutine.

“There are four dead including a Frenchman,” said the source. He said the French victim had lived in Casamance and was married to a Senegalese woman.

The others killed in the attack were Senegalese, the source said. The suspected rebels made off with some 4 million CFA francs ($8,400) in cash from the bank.

The MFDC has fought a long-running bush war for independence in the mostly-Christian southern region of predominantly Muslim Senegal.

Its revolt has fed on resentment among the southern Diola people against the Wolof, Senegal’s dominant ethnic group, who have traditionally wielded more economic and political clout in the capital Dakar.

(REUTERS)
 

Date created : 2013-02-02

  • SENEGAL

    French FM hails Senegal's youth protest movement

    Read more

  • SENEGAL

    Macky Sall's coalition wins landslide in Senegal poll

    Read more

  • SENEGAL

    Youssou N'Dour named Senegal's culture minister

    Read more

COMMENT(S)