Dakar beefs up security on its brand new train line
Anticipating problems on its new Dakar-Diamniadio railway, Senegal has decided to reinforce security along the line. Both an elite team of gendarmes and private companies have been called in.
The Ivorian president's unshakable determination to run for re-election on 31 October is increasingly irking the international community. At the same time, several West African states are unhappy over the treatment of the former head of state Laurent Gbagbo.
By exploiting Beijing's concerns over the lack of security in Mali, the Senegalese president is seeking to revise the project to overhaul the rail connection between Dakar and Bamako, one of China's many commercial and diplomatic mega-projects in the sub-region