Senegalese singer Coumba Gawlo prepares to take to the stage in Dakar.
At least three people were killed during weekend demonstrations in Senegal a week before the country's presidential elections, an opposition leader said Monday.
A Senegal court election ruling sparked outbreaks of rioting in Dakar. CNN's Erroll Barnett explains why.
Senegalese police clashed Friday night with protesters, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse them from downtown Dakar, where protests have been banned. The unrest was part of the opposition against the candidacy of President Abdoulaye Wade ahead of February 26 elections.
Errol Barnett cooks up a traditional Senegalese feast with a little help from a local chef.
Senegal remained tense Wednesday following days of violent protests over a court decision that allows the incumbent president to run for a third term.
Senegal's opposition June 23rd Movement is calling for a mass rally in Dakar on Tuesday to protest a ruling allowing President Abdoulaye Wade to run for a third term as well as to demand the release of dozens of government critics arrested in the wake of weekend rioting that followed the decision.
Truckloads of riot police canvassed Senegal's capital on Saturday, a day after violent clashes erupted after authorities ruled that the African nation's president could run for a third term -- and a popular musician could not run against him.
Stephane Peterhansel has clinched a remarkable 10th Dakar Rally victory after safely finishing Sunday's 29km special stage to the Peruvian capital Lima.
France's Stephane Peterhansel clinched the 13th and penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally on Saturday leaving him on the brink of claiming a 10th title in the event.
America's Robby Gordon scored a convincing victory in the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally in Peru Friday.
It's a breathtaking scenario. Hundreds of petrol-heads roaring across some of South America's most stunning landscapes in a grueling two-week endurance race where the competitors are at the mercy of treacherous terrain.
Argentinian motorcyclist Jorge Boero died after falling in the first stage of the Dakar Rally Sunday, officials said.
Robby Gordon's multiple victories in different types of racing define him as one of the most versatile drivers in American history. Gordon has wins in NASCAR's Sprint Cup, CART's Indy car, sports car's Daytona 24-Hour and Sebring 12-Hour and the Baja 1,000 off-road race. Starting Sunday, on the day before his 43rd birthday, Gordon will try to become the first American to win the Dakar Rally, a 6,000-mile race that begins in Argentina, crosses the Andes Mountain range into Chile and concludes in Lima, Peru.
Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah described winning his first Dakar Rally title as "the biggest moment in my career" following Saturday's final stage of the testing endurance race.
Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah is in pole position to win his first Dakar Rally car title after moving more than 10 minutes clear of defending Carlos Sainz on Wednesday.
Defending champion Carlos Sainz bounced back from two stage defeats to his title rival Nasser Al-Attiyah by winning the ninth leg of the Dakar Rally in Chile on Tuesday.
Nasser Al-Attiyah kept Dakar Rally rival Carlos Sainz in his sights as he chopped the defending champion's lead in half in the seventh stage to Antofagasta in Chile on Sunday.
If Ernest Hemingway was living, he would undoubtedly be part of the Dakar Rally. The famed novelist and journalist chased adventure around the world, running with the bulls at Pamplona and going on safari in Africa. He'd find the Dakar irresistible, too, the basis of his next great work. It is an ultimate challenge for man and machine.
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Carlos Sainz has won the Dakar Rally for the first time after keeping main rival and teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah in his sights on the 14th and final stage on Saturday.
Carlos Sainz was furious with teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah after the Qatari driver slashed his Dakar Rally lead going into Saturday's final stage in Argentina.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Italian motorcyclist Luca Manca was critically injured Thursday in the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally and placed in an induced coma after falling from his bike.
A woman watching the Dakar Rally in Argentina died Saturday after a vehicle in the event went off the track, striking her and other fans, race organizers said.
After weeks of torrential rain and flooding in West Africa, humanitarian aid agencies on the ground fear an outbreak of diseases like malaria and cholera.
South African Giniel De Villiers was crowned Dakar Rally champion after winning the 14th and final special stage on Saturday.
Defending motorcycle champion Cyril Despres of France won the 13th and penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday.
Twice world champion Carlos Sainz tightened his grip on the Dakar Rally on Tuesday when he achieved his sixth stage triumph of the race in South America.
Spaniard Carlos Sainz extended his dominance of the Dakar Rally by taking the ninth special stage -- his third in succession -- in his Volkswagen on Monday.
Defending champion Cyril Despres has won the motorcycle stage six of the Dakar Rally, with Spain's Marc Coma extending his overall advantage.
Missing French motorcyclist Pascal Terry has been found dead -- organizers of the Dakar Rally said on Wednesday.
Robby Gordon celebrated his 40th birthday last Friday in Argentina, where he was overseeing final preparations for Team Dakar USA in the Dakar Rally. An owner-driver just as he is in Sprint Cup, Gordon has put together an impressive effort to win the marathon of endurance races, transplanted this year to South America from Africa because of security concerns.
Spain's Carlos Sainz retained the overall lead in the Dakar Rally on Monday despite losing the third stage to Qatar's BMW driver Nasser Al-Attiyah in Argentina.
Twice world champion Carlos Sainz grabbed the lead in the Dakar Rally with victory in the second special stage in Argentina on Sunday.
Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel believes that rival Carlos Sainz will start as favorite for the Dakar Rally -- which makes its first appearance in South America on Saturday.
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Greenpeace called on the world's electronics companies to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their products, saying toxic waste from wealthy nations' gadgets ends up being dumped in poor countries despite laws prohibiting it
A cottage industry that employed people, including many mothers, to extract poisonous lead from used car batteries has been blamed for the deaths of nearly 20 children in a Senegalese fishing town
Dakar Rally organizers have insisted that the event will be back in 2009, after it was called off this weekend because of terrorist threats.
The Dakar Rally has been called off a day before it was due to get under way, because of security fears.
Robby Gordon, leader of Team Dakar USA, reacts to the cancellation of the annual Dakar Rally due to terrorism concerns.
The Dakar Rally will pass through Mauretania next month despite security worries sparked by recent Al-Qaeda linked attacks in the country.
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Her plane is called Bright Star. When I settle into my seat in the back of the 757, I can tell immediately this is going to be different from traveling with the president.
French motorbike rider Eric Aubijoux became the second fatality of this year's Dakar Rally on Saturday during the 14th stage between Tambacounda and Dakar.
Spanish motorcycle rider Marc Coma blew his chances of a second successive Dakar Rally win on Friday when he lost his way in the desert, hit a tree and knocked himself unconscious.
A body was found in an airplane wheel well after a Delta Air Lines flight from Africa landed in Atlanta on Friday morning, airline spokeswoman Betsy Talton said.
Spain's Carlos Sainz extended his overall lead in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday after winning the winding fifth stage through the desert from Oaurzazate to Tan-Tan in Morocco.
The death of South African motorcycle rider Elmer Symons overshadowed the fourth day of the Dakar Rally in Morocco on Tuesday.
Former world rally champion Carlos Sainz took the lead in the Dakar Rally on Monday after drivers and riders arrived on African soil following the overnight crossing from Spain.
Spain's Carlos Sainz won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, ahead of Mitsubishi's Nani Roma and defending champion Luc Alphand.
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French driver Luc Alphand and Spanish rider Marc Coma achieved their first Dakar Rally victories at the end of a 9,000-km race overshadowed by the death of two young boy spectators and Australian biker Andy Caldecott.
Frenchman Luc Alphand is on course for his first Dakar rally victory despite finishing eighth on the penultimate stage after taking a wrong track.
Australian motorcycle rider Andy Caldecott died on Monday following a crash in the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally, organizers said. He was 41.
Holder Stephane Peterhansel retained the overall lead in the Dakar Rally after a tricky drive through the Mauritania sand dunes.
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel compensated for a sluggish start to the Dakar rally by winning the fifth stage on Moroccan trails.
Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser used his experience of the Dakar rally to the full to win the first stage on African soil in this year's race.
France's Stephane Peterhansel and Hiroshi Masuoka of Japan are favorites to maintain Mitsubishi's stranglehold on the Dakar Rally when the 28th race starts on Saturday.
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Motorcycle riders will be restricted to a top speed of 150kph in the 2006 Dakar Rally, after two deaths in the endurance event this year.
Ari Vatanen of Finland won the 14th stage of the Dakar Rally while Stephane Peterhansel stayed on course to defend his overall title with just two days left.
South Africa's Giniel De Villiers got the better of defending champion Stephane Peterhansel to capture the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally.
Fabrizio Meoni, winner of the Dakar Rally in 2001 and 2002, died of a heart attack after a crash on Tuesday's 11th stage of the 2005 race, organizers said.
Fabrizio Meoni, lying fourth overnight, was back on top of the Dakar Rally motorbike standings on Sunday without even having to start up his KTM bike.
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel, driving a Mitsubishi, won stage seven of the Dakar Rally to storm to the top of the standings.
Robby Gordon claimed the first car category win by an American when he took Friday's opening stage of the Dakar Rally, a six kilometer super special on the Castelldefels beach near Barcelona.
Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel is on the verge of claiming his first Dakar Rally victory on four wheels after safely completing the 191-kilometer penultimate stage.
France's former ski champion Luc Alphand took the Dakar Rally 14th stage honors for his second stage win in three days.
Former World Cup downhill skier Luc Alphand won the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally, as the race restarted after a three-day break to avoid armed bandits in Mali.
Competitors in the suspended Dakar Rally have driven from Mali to neighboring Burkina Faso, where the race will restart on Tuesday.
Stephane Peterhansel stormed into the lead in the Dakar Rally after mechanical problems cost Mitsubishi team mate Hiroshi Masuoka over an hour.
Race leader and defending champion Hiroshi Masuoka forged further ahead in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday after winning the longest stage of the 17-day event.
Two-time defending champion Hiroshi Masuoka of Japan assumed the lead in the 2004 Dakar Rally after winning the sixth stage, a 351km leg from Ouarzazate to Tan-Tan in Morocco on Tuesday.
DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Four-times winner Ari Vatanen secured his 50th career Dakar Rally stage success on Sunday's 75-km special section on stage four between Tangiers and Er Rachidia in Morocco.
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