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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Senegal striker Demba Ba accepts World Cup omission - BBC Sport

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Senegal striker Demba Ba accepts World Cup omission
BBC Sport
Demba Ba says he is not too disappointed about his omission from Senegal's squad for next month's World Cup in Russia. Ba, 32, has not played for his country since March 2015 but his recent performances with Turkish side Goztepe led to Aliou Cisse ...
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How Senegal's Dakar Will Surprise You - Forbes

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How Senegal's Dakar Will Surprise You
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Erdogan Imperils Turkey's Rating With Bonds Sinking Below Senegal's - Bloomberg

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Erdogan Imperils Turkey's Rating With Bonds Sinking Below Senegal's
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The yield on Turkey's February 2034 bonds rose on Tuesday to 68 basis points above Senegal's dollar bonds with similar maturity. Turkey is rated BB+, the highest non-investment ranking at Fitch. S&P Global Ratings and Moody's Investors Service grade ...

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Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace - Aljazeera.com

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Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace
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Coly is one of the 52 female reporters who make up the Network of Community Radios for Peace and Development in Casamance, a group of 18 radio stations, run entirely by women, that span Senegal's southern region, which is home to one of Africa's ...



Senegal student's death sparks fresh university clashes - Times LIVE

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Senegal student's death sparks fresh university clashes
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Fresh clashes between protesters and police broke out at universities across Senegal on Wednesday, a day after a student was killed during a demonstration over late grant payments. Second-year student Mohamed Fallou Sene, 25, was killed after police ...

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Mane leads Senegal's 23-man World Cup squad - Washington Post

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Mane leads Senegal's 23-man World Cup squad
Washington Post
DAKAR, SenegalSenegal named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday, with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane leading a group that includes key defender Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham.
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Narrowing the Digital Divide in Senegal through an African IXP - Developing Telecoms

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Narrowing the Digital Divide in Senegal through an African IXP
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Malick Ndiaye, a college member of the Senegal Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Authority (ARTP) describes SENIX' history: “In 2012, the African Union asked its member countries to consider setting up independent trading points that would play ...



Senegal: Extractive industry rebounds in March - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

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Senegal: Extractive industry rebounds in March
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
Senegal's extractive industrial output picked up in March 2018, after a slight decline the previous month, the National Agency of Statistics and Population (ANSD) said in a statement to APA on Tuesday.Production increased by 6.5 percent, compared to a ...



Senegal: Mohamed Mbougar Is the Youngest Winner of 2018 World Literature Prize - AllAfrica.com

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Senegal: Mohamed Mbougar Is the Youngest Winner of 2018 World Literature Prize
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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr is a young Senegalese writer who is making huge strides in the francophone literary world. Earlier this year he was awarded the French Voices Awards for his debut novel Terre Ceinte (Earth Girdle). He has been awarded the 2018 ...



Senegal: Can We Compare to Manu Dibango? - AllAfrica.com

Senegal: Can We Compare to Manu Dibango?
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