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
Senegal - Timeline - BBC

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The debate over second-hand clothes in Senegal - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

The debate over second-hand clothes in Senegal
Aljazeera.com
Dakar, Senegal - The dusty air is filled with the sounds of car horns and shouting - "500 CFA [$0.80] for a pair of trousers!", "300 CFA [$0.50] for a T-shirt!" - from all directions as sellers try to entice customers to their stalls. This kilometres ...



Kosmos Energy Completes Transaction with BP in Senegal - Yahoo Finance

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Kosmos Energy Completes Transaction with BP in Senegal
Yahoo Finance
Andrew G. Inglis, Kosmos Energy's chairman and chief executive officer, said: “With the transaction now complete, Kosmos looks forward to working with the Government of Senegal and partners to move ahead with the next stage of our work program ...
Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) completed transaction with BPBenchmark Monitor

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Senegal's new Mining Code - JD Supra (press release)

Senegal's new Mining Code
JD Supra (press release)
The New Mining Code permits the State of Senegal and a mining company to enter into a production sharing agreement. The mining company is entitled to split profits with the state and agree to an amount to be paid in lieu of paying the quarterly mining tax.

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WUHS Senegal: Students at School in Dakar - The Vermont Standard

The Vermont Standard

WUHS Senegal: Students at School in Dakar
The Vermont Standard
The Woodstock Union High School students are traveling to Senegal Africa to work in two orphanages, teach and exchange ideas in a rural school, plant native fruit trees at the schools, participate in wildlife conservation projects, and visit the island ...

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Students help Senegal children - The Daily Evergreen

The Daily Evergreen

Students help Senegal children
The Daily Evergreen
Five civil engineering students at WSU are designing a kindergarten for underprivileged children in Saint-Louis, Senegal, as part of their senior project. Andrew Stephenson, the group's leader, began researching the project in April 2016. He said he ...



Senegal's cancer patients struggle for treatment - Aljazeera.com (blog)

Aljazeera.com (blog)

Senegal's cancer patients struggle for treatment
Aljazeera.com (blog)
Senegal's solitary radiotherapy machine broke down on December 28 last year, leaving the country's only radiation therapist and small team of technicians idly waiting as patients were turned away or offered alternative treatments. The machine uses ...

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WUHS Student Trip to Senegal Africa - The Vermont Standard

The Vermont Standard

WUHS Student Trip to Senegal Africa
The Vermont Standard
Seventeen Woodstock Union High School students are taking a trip of a lifetime, traveling to Senegal, Africa, group members are slated to work in two orphanages, teach and exchange ideas in a rural school, plant native fruit trees at the schools ...



Gambia: Political Maturity In Senegambia: Situational Analysis Of ... - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Political Maturity In Senegambia: Situational Analysis Of ...
Freedom Newspaper
POLITICAL MATURITY IN SENEGAMBIA: SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF SENEGAL AND THE GAMBIA. “I studied three areas in my education “people, money ...

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Deepwater Senegal appraisal well moves into testing phase - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Deepwater Senegal appraisal well moves into testing phase
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine
MELBOURNE, Australia – The latest appraisal well on the deepwater SNE oil discovery offshore Senegal has reached TD of 2,852 m (9,357 ft) below the mudline. According to partner FAR, wireline logging and sampling have finished and a drillstem test ...

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Nigeria: Do SA, Nigeria Have Fewer Cardiologists for Their Populations Than Senegal? - AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Do SA, Nigeria Have Fewer Cardiologists for Their Populations Than Senegal?
AllAfrica.com
Senegal has a better cardiologists-to-population ratio than countries like South Africa and Nigeria, a prominent Senegalese heart specialist said. We looked closely at the numbers. Surgeons from a French NGO and the Abidjan Institute of Cardiology ...