Senegal

Country Senegal
Capital Dakar
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Wolof, Soninke, Serer, Fula, Maninka & Diola

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The French colonies of Senegal and the French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted their independence as the Mali Federation in 1960. The union broke up after only a few months. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. The envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. The Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC) has led a low-level separatist insurgency in southern Senegal since the 1980s, and several peace deals have failed to resolve the conflict. Nevertheless, Senegal remains one of the most stable democracies in Africa. Senegal was ruled by a Socialist Party for 40 years until current President Abdoulaye WADE was elected in 2000. He was reelected in February 2007 and has amended Senegal's constitution over a dozen times to increase executive power and to weaken the opposition, part of the President's increasingly autocratic governing style. Senegal has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping and regional mediation.

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Senegal delays reopening schools after new COVID-19 infections - Al Jazeera English
  1. Senegal delays reopening schools after new COVID-19 infections  Al Jazeera English
  2. COVID-19: Senegal, Uganda postpone school reopening  Anadolu Agency
  3. Senegal postpones school restart after teachers test positive for coronavirus  Reuters Africa
  4. Senegal postpones reopening schools after teachers test positive  Business Day
  5. Senegal delays school reopenings after fresh virus cases  Yahoo News
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Programme Assistant, Temporary appointment of 364 days, Evaluation Unit, WCARO, Dakar, Senegal #113681 - ReliefWebProgramme Assistant, Temporary appointment of 364 days, Evaluation Unit, WCARO, Dakar, Senegal #113681  ReliefWeb

Consultancy Data Processing Expert (Consultant Roster) PM & E WCARO Dakar, Senegal. Home based with travels (once borders are open). - ReliefWebConsultancy Data Processing Expert (Consultant Roster) PM & E WCARO Dakar, Senegal. Home based with travels (once borders are open).  ReliefWeb

Senegalese get by with 'new normal' - New Straits TimesSenegalese get by with 'new normal'  New Straits Times

With Solid Strategies And A Human Touch, Senegal Aims To Fend Off COVID-19 : Goats and Soda - NPRWith Solid Strategies And A Human Touch, Senegal Aims To Fend Off COVID-19 : Goats and Soda  NPR

Senegal: A West African Leader on the Rise - Africa Oil & PowerSenegal: A West African Leader on the Rise  Africa Oil & Power

Senegal/Chad: No Reparations for Ex-Dictator's Victims - Human Rights WatchSenegal/Chad: No Reparations for Ex-Dictator's Victims  Human Rights Watch

How a Senegal TV series is fighting coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishHow a Senegal TV series is fighting coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

Analyst, Diagnostics, Senegal - ReliefWebAnalyst, Diagnostics, Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal freight line upgrading project completed - International Railway JournalSenegal freight line upgrading project completed  International Railway Journal

Senegal: COVID-19 Situation Report – #05 (8-29 May 2020) - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: COVID-19 Situation Report – #05 (8-29 May 2020) - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal Eases COVID Restrictions Tuesday, a Day After Surge in Cases - VOA NewsSenegal Eases COVID Restrictions Tuesday, a Day After Surge in Cases  VOA News

Senegal to re-open mosques and ease other Covid-19 restrictions as cases jump - FRANCE 24 EnglishSenegal to re-open mosques and ease other Covid-19 restrictions as cases jump  FRANCE 24 English

Senegal: COVID-19 Situation Report – #04 (17 April - 8 May 2020) - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: COVID-19 Situation Report – #04 (17 April - 8 May 2020) - Senegal  ReliefWeb

UN distributes aid kits for street children in Senegal - Anadolu AgencyUN distributes aid kits for street children in Senegal  Anadolu Agency

Water shortage causes clashes in Senegal - The East AfricanWater shortage causes clashes in Senegal  The East African

Senegal’s engineering students design machines to fight Covid-19 - FRANCE 24 EnglishSenegal’s engineering students design machines to fight Covid-19  FRANCE 24 English

WFP Senegal Country Brief, March 2020 - Senegal - ReliefWebWFP Senegal Country Brief, March 2020 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

In pictures: How Senegal social distanced and still held mass Eid prayers - TRT WorldIn pictures: How Senegal social distanced and still held mass Eid prayers  TRT World

Senegal eases COVID-19 restrictions as food crisis looms - Aljazeera.comSenegal eases COVID-19 restrictions as food crisis looms  Aljazeera.com

Country Manager - Southwest Senegal - ReliefWebCountry Manager - Southwest Senegal  ReliefWeb

To Halt COVID Spread, Senegal Launches Bread Delivery During Ramadan - VOA NewsTo Halt COVID Spread, Senegal Launches Bread Delivery During Ramadan  VOA News

Senegal online food company sees sales double due to epidemic - Thomson Reuters FoundationSenegal online food company sees sales double due to epidemic  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Senegal approves Madagascar's anti-COVID-19 drug - Anadolu AgencySenegal approves Madagascar's anti-COVID-19 drug  Anadolu Agency

Senegal's Macky Sall gives green light for repatriation of Covid-19 dead - RFI EnglishSenegal's Macky Sall gives green light for repatriation of Covid-19 dead  RFI English

Senegal nixes 'unbalanced' tax treaty with Mauritius - ICIJ.orgSenegal nixes 'unbalanced' tax treaty with Mauritius  ICIJ.org

Senegal Muslims Divided on Mosques Opening During Pandemic - Voice of AmericaSenegal Muslims Divided on Mosques Opening During Pandemic  Voice of America

In Senegal, a new COVID-19 test will cost just $1 and take 10 minutes for - Fast CompanyIn Senegal, a new COVID-19 test will cost just $1 and take 10 minutes for  Fast Company

Cheap and easy $1 coronavirus test to undergo trials in Senegal - New Scientist NewsCheap and easy $1 coronavirus test to undergo trials in Senegal  New Scientist News

Senegal's Opening Mosques During Pandemic Divides Muslim Community - VOA NewsSenegal's Opening Mosques During Pandemic Divides Muslim Community  VOA News

Senegal cancels Mauritius tax treaty, Nam hangs on - NamibianSenegal cancels Mauritius tax treaty, Nam hangs on  Namibian

Senegal: "My main weapons: my smartphone and my voice" - AllAfrica.comSenegal: "My main weapons: my smartphone and my voice"  AllAfrica.com

Senegal's confirmed COVID-19 cases top 2,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSenegal's confirmed COVID-19 cases top 2,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

‘Senegal may have used witchcraft on us in 2002’, says France’s Emmanuel Petit - Vanguard‘Senegal may have used witchcraft on us in 2002’, says France’s Emmanuel Petit  Vanguard

ITFC supports Senegal's COVID-19 plan with EUR 8 million disbursement for the private sector - Salaam GatewayITFC supports Senegal's COVID-19 plan with EUR 8 million disbursement for the private sector  Salaam Gateway

Senegal’s airlines struggle as Covid-19 stops people flocking to beaches and forests - Business DaySenegal’s airlines struggle as Covid-19 stops people flocking to beaches and forests  Business Day

Senegal's ecommerce sector helps country cope with COVID-19 - Trade for Development NewsSenegal's ecommerce sector helps country cope with COVID-19  Trade for Development News

Senegal reports 121 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, total now at 2310 - cgtn.comSenegal reports 121 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, total now at 2310  cgtn.com

Senegal: a Regional Renewable Leader - Africa Oil & PowerSenegal: a Regional Renewable Leader  Africa Oil & Power

Researchers in Senegal are developing a coronavirus test kit to be used across Africa - The WorldResearchers in Senegal are developing a coronavirus test kit to be used across Africa  The World

Lifeworlds in Crisis – Covid-19 Governmental Restrictions in Senegal and Chad - African ArgumentsLifeworlds in Crisis – Covid-19 Governmental Restrictions in Senegal and Chad  African Arguments

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) supports Senegal's COVID-19 Plan with EUR 8 Million disbursement for the Private Sector - MENAFN.COMInternational Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) supports Senegal's COVID-19 Plan with EUR 8 Million disbursement for the Private Sector  MENAFN.COM

Senegal to end league with November play-offs - BBC NewsSenegal to end league with November play-offs  BBC News

Second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps Senegal's holy city - Reuters AfricaSecond wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps Senegal's holy city  Reuters Africa

10 Things We're Talking About - Essence10 Things We're Talking About  Essence

World Vision Annual Report: Senegal 2019 - Senegal - ReliefWebWorld Vision Annual Report: Senegal 2019 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

The Heist: Football's greatest escapes, from Liverpool's Miracle in Istanbul to Senegal upsetting France... - FirstpostThe Heist: Football's greatest escapes, from Liverpool's Miracle in Istanbul to Senegal upsetting France...  Firstpost

West Africa Seasonal Monitor: May 8, 2020 - Senegal - ReliefWebWest Africa Seasonal Monitor: May 8, 2020 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Why are Africa's coronavirus successes being overlooked? - The GuardianWhy are Africa's coronavirus successes being overlooked?  The Guardian

COVID-19 in Ramadan: Free bread for residents of Senegal capital - Africanews EnglishCOVID-19 in Ramadan: Free bread for residents of Senegal capital  Africanews English

Africa's Post-Covid: Elumelu Moderates as Presidents of Senegal, Liberia, US Senator Coons, others Convene at UBA Africa Day Conversations 2020 - NairametricsAfrica's Post-Covid: Elumelu Moderates as Presidents of Senegal, Liberia, US Senator Coons, others Convene at UBA Africa Day Conversations 2020  Nairametrics

Senegal's COVID-19 cases surpass 2400 - cgtn.comSenegal's COVID-19 cases surpass 2400  cgtn.com

Senegal president Macky Sall agrees to lift ban, allows repatriation of coronavirus dead - cgtn.comSenegal president Macky Sall agrees to lift ban, allows repatriation of coronavirus dead  cgtn.com

Senegal court upholds ban on repatriating Covid-19 dead - Business DaySenegal court upholds ban on repatriating Covid-19 dead  Business Day

Senegal tears up its double tax treaty with Mauritius - International InvestmentSenegal tears up its double tax treaty with Mauritius  International Investment

Senegal might be first to terminate its double-taxation agreement with Mauritius, but will not be the last - IOLSenegal might be first to terminate its double-taxation agreement with Mauritius, but will not be the last  IOL

50,000 solar street lamps project in Senegal halfway complete - Construction Review50,000 solar street lamps project in Senegal halfway complete  Construction Review

Moroccan Engineers Awarded Mission to Advance Senegal’s Infrastructure - Morocco World NewsMoroccan Engineers Awarded Mission to Advance Senegal’s Infrastructure  Morocco World News

Local fisheries group in Senegal decries influx of Chinese trawlers - SeafoodSourceLocal fisheries group in Senegal decries influx of Chinese trawlers  SeafoodSource

Senegal Gets AfDB’s Loan - THISDAY NewspapersSenegal Gets AfDB’s Loan  THISDAY Newspapers

PetroNor, Senegal set aside arbitration for now - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoicePetroNor, Senegal set aside arbitration for now - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Senegal international Niang among five men who broke Marseille no-entry order - Racing PostSenegal international Niang among five men who broke Marseille no-entry order  Racing Post

Covid-19: Senegal extends the closure of its air borders - The PointCovid-19: Senegal extends the closure of its air borders  The Point

Senegal to continue chloroquine virus treatment - VanguardSenegal to continue chloroquine virus treatment  Vanguard

SENEGAL : Nexeya and Leonardo face stiff competition as Rear Admiral Diagne retires - Africa IntelligenceSENEGAL : Nexeya and Leonardo face stiff competition as Rear Admiral Diagne retires  Africa Intelligence

COVID-19: AfDB approves €88m for Senegal New Telegraph Online New Telegraph - New Telegraph NewspaperCOVID-19: AfDB approves €88m for Senegal New Telegraph Online New Telegraph  New Telegraph Newspaper

Senegal: The land of hospitality - Anadolu AgencySenegal: The land of hospitality  Anadolu Agency

Senegal: AfDB approves 88 million euros emergency budget support for COVID-19 response - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaSenegal: AfDB approves 88 million euros emergency budget support for COVID-19 response  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Senegal registers 94 new cases of covid-19 - The PointSenegal registers 94 new cases of covid-19  The Point

Senegal confirms fifth case of COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencySenegal confirms fifth case of COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus fears and preparation in Senegal - Aljazeera.comCoronavirus fears and preparation in Senegal  Aljazeera.com

‘I have the heart to forgive whoever did this to my baby.’ Mother of Lafayette shooting victim pleads for killer to come forward - KLFY‘I have the heart to forgive whoever did this to my baby.’ Mother of Lafayette shooting victim pleads for killer to come forward  KLFY

How Senegal is confronting the challenge of COVID-19 - The Conversation AfricaHow Senegal is confronting the challenge of COVID-19  The Conversation Africa

Senegal postpones Independence Day celebrations - DW (English)Senegal postpones Independence Day celebrations  DW (English)

Coronavirus fears rise in Senegal as thousands travel for religious festivals - The Washington PostCoronavirus fears rise in Senegal as thousands travel for religious festivals  The Washington Post

Coronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana... cases, deaths and news, today - AS EnglishCoronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana... cases, deaths and news, today  AS English

BLAME FRANCE, SENEGAL, OUR JUDASES & OUR IEC FOR THE ILLEGAL MILITARY OCCUPATION OF GAMBIA- NOT SAM SARR - Freedom NewspaperBLAME FRANCE, SENEGAL, OUR JUDASES & OUR IEC FOR THE ILLEGAL MILITARY OCCUPATION OF GAMBIA- NOT SAM SARR  Freedom Newspaper

IMF Executive Board Approves for Senegal a US$442 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves for Senegal a US$442 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument  International Monetary Fund

$1 testing kits: Senegal's approach to coronavirus | Senegal News - Aljazeera.com$1 testing kits: Senegal's approach to coronavirus | Senegal News  Aljazeera.com

A 10-minute coronavirus test for $1? Researchers in Senegal say it’s coming. - The Washington PostA 10-minute coronavirus test for $1? Researchers in Senegal say it’s coming.  The Washington Post

Senegal beefs up measures amid economic slowdown due to COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSenegal beefs up measures amid economic slowdown due to COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Senegal shuts borders amid WHO fears Africa is next virus hotspot - Al Jazeera AmericaSenegal shuts borders amid WHO fears Africa is next virus hotspot  Al Jazeera America

Senegal’s Street Children Among Those Most at Risk for COVID-19 - VOA NewsSenegal’s Street Children Among Those Most at Risk for COVID-19  VOA News

Senegal confirms first coronavirus case: health ministry - ReutersSenegal confirms first coronavirus case: health ministry  Reuters

Curfews issued in Senegal, South Africa over COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyCurfews issued in Senegal, South Africa over COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

IMF Staff completes Discussions for a US$221 Million Disbursement to Senegal in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Staff completes Discussions for a US$221 Million Disbursement to Senegal in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Africa, the world and COVID-19: The perspective of Macky Sall, President of Senegal - The Africa ReportAfrica, the world and COVID-19: The perspective of Macky Sall, President of Senegal  The Africa Report

Senegal: 10-minute coronavirus test may be on its way - for $1 - Al Jazeera EnglishSenegal: 10-minute coronavirus test may be on its way - for $1  Al Jazeera English

Senegal : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal - International Monetary FundSenegal : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal  International Monetary Fund

Wild Shrub Could Help Peanut Farmers in Senegal - Senegal - ReliefWebWild Shrub Could Help Peanut Farmers in Senegal - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal launches its first offshore license round - WorldOilSenegal launches its first offshore license round  WorldOil

COVID-19 and lessons from Ebola: How Senegal is confronting the challenge - Down To Earth MagazineCOVID-19 and lessons from Ebola: How Senegal is confronting the challenge  Down To Earth Magazine

Senegal Urges Calm After Confirming 1st Coronavirus Infection - VOA NewsSenegal Urges Calm After Confirming 1st Coronavirus Infection  VOA News

Senegal partners with UK lab to develop a hand-held coronavirus test kit - CNNSenegal partners with UK lab to develop a hand-held coronavirus test kit  CNN

Why the UK wants a new coronavirus test to be made in Senegal - DevexWhy the UK wants a new coronavirus test to be made in Senegal  Devex

US Hails Senegal as 'Anchor of Democracy' in West Africa - VOA NewsUS Hails Senegal as 'Anchor of Democracy' in West Africa  VOA News

Senegal confirms more two more coronavirus cases - The East AfricanSenegal confirms more two more coronavirus cases  The East African

Turkish schools pioneer distance learning in Senegal - Anadolu AgencyTurkish schools pioneer distance learning in Senegal  Anadolu Agency

How social media is boosting small businesses in Senegal - CNNHow social media is boosting small businesses in Senegal  CNN

In Senegal, COVID-19 safety measures conflict with cultural traditions - PRIIn Senegal, COVID-19 safety measures conflict with cultural traditions  PRI