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 - Wikipedia
Senegal - CIA World Fact Book
Senegal - BBC
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At least 20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

At least 20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal
The Indian Express
At least 20 people, almost all women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off Senegal's central coast in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters said on Tuesday. The incident occurred last night, with the traditional flat-bottomed boat ...
20 dead after boat capsizes in SenegalNews24
Almost 30 die in Senegal and Gambia boat accidentsDaily Mail
17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central SenegalFox News
Anadolu Agency -Business Standard
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Sika Establishes 98th National Subsidiary in Senegal - Parking Network (press release)

Sika Establishes 98th National Subsidiary in Senegal
Parking Network (press release)
Sika is expanding its presence in West Africa and is establishing a new national subsidiary in Senegal – following those in Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon.



17 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal - Perth Now

17 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal
Perth Now
Seventeen women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal. Private Senegalese station RFM says the boat was carrying at least 60 people who had gone to gather oysters on Monday in the ...



Onion cultivation project by Beemsterboer opens in Senegal - FreshPlaza

FreshPlaza

Onion cultivation project by Beemsterboer opens in Senegal
FreshPlaza
To provide for the inhabitants of Senegal in the second half of the season - when the borders are closed to imports - J.P. Beemsterboar Food Traders has started a project in Notto Diobass to grow onions on an area of 100 hectares. The project was ...



Far to explore FAN prospect off Senegal - Upstream Online

Upstream Online

Far to explore FAN prospect off Senegal
Upstream Online
Australian player Far Ltd has drilled the first exploration well in the Southern FAN prospect off Senegal. FAN South-1 will be the next well to be drilled in the current Senegal drilling campaign, and the first one on the prospect since the discovery ...



FAMILY of ALHAGI MALICK SEY TIVAOUNE, REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL - The Point

The Point

FAMILY of ALHAGI MALICK SEY TIVAOUNE, REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL
The Point
When they arrived in Senegal, Tivaoune, Alhagi Malick Sey told them that the talibes were under his care for their koranic education, so he gave them his own son, Seedy Ahmed, has was there until 16th October 1917. He died at the age of 36years there.



Fire Tears Through Senegal Religious Festival, Killing at Least 22 - New York Times

New York Times

Fire Tears Through Senegal Religious Festival, Killing at Least 22
New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — A fire that erupted during a religious festival in rural Senegal attended by thousands of people has killed at least 22 worshipers and injured more than 100, government officials said. Several people were still missing on Thursday ...
Senegal religious retreat blaze leaves 22 deadeNCA
Stampede after blaze rips though makeshift shelters at Senegal religious retreat, 22 deadNews24
20 killed in fire at Muslim spiritual retreat in SenegalABC News
The Indian Express -SaharaReporters.com
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SENEGAL : BP buys out Timis on the massive Tortue gas reserve - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

SENEGAL : BP buys out Timis on the massive Tortue gas reserve
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
According to our sources, BP, which in February bought half of American firm Kosmos' stake in the giant Tortue gas find (AEI 784) that straddles both Senegalese and Mauritanian offshore, is now ready to pick up the 25% held by Timis Corp, the company ...



Senegal: Ex football stars rally for change in top management - africanews

africanews

Senegal: Ex football stars rally for change in top management
africanews
Former Senegalese football stars have regrouped to lobby for thorough reforms in the country's football federation. Led by El hadji Diouf, the players gathered under the CFRS, a French acronym for their campaign which is calling for 'Collective Renewal ...



Addoha's New Project in Senegal Angers Local Population - Morocco World News

Morocco World News

Addoha's New Project in Senegal Angers Local Population
Morocco World News
Rabat – Addoha Group has successfully obtained a lease of 10,000 hectares of land in the communes of Dodel and Demette in the Podor department of northern Senegal. The real estate giant now conquering Africa paid “only” 2 billion FCFA (nearly MAD 31 ...