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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2-year-old dies in Senegal fire - Anadolu Agency2-year-old dies in Senegal fire  Anadolu Agency

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 billion flood plan - Reuters IndiaUnusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 billion flood plan  Reuters India

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 bln flood plan - DevdiscourseUnusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 bln flood plan  Devdiscourse

Senegal project improves food safety capability - Food Safety NewsSenegal project improves food safety capability  Food Safety News

Country Director, Senegal - ReliefWebCountry Director, Senegal  ReliefWeb

SENEGAL: EU supports women’s entrepreneurship through renewable energies - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: EU supports women’s entrepreneurship through renewable energies  AFRIK 21

Focus - In Senegal, a master of permaculture grows a lush oasis in the desert - FRANCE 24Focus - In Senegal, a master of permaculture grows a lush oasis in the desert  FRANCE 24

Rapper Akon plans $6 billion ‘Akon City’ in Senegal homeland - The HinduRapper Akon plans $6 billion ‘Akon City’ in Senegal homeland  The Hindu

Senegal flooding: Government criticised for slow response - Aljazeera.comSenegal flooding: Government criticised for slow response  Aljazeera.com

Senegal: Floods - Sep 2020 - ReliefWebSenegal: Floods - Sep 2020  ReliefWeb

‘Cuties’ sparked outrage in the U.S. The reception in Senegal was vastly different. - The Washington Post‘Cuties’ sparked outrage in the U.S. The reception in Senegal was vastly different.  The Washington Post

Senegal welcomes donation of 200 tablet devices to ensure learning never stops - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal welcomes donation of 200 tablet devices to ensure learning never stops - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Record flooding hammers the African Sahel, the latest in a series of shocks - CNBCRecord flooding hammers the African Sahel, the latest in a series of shocks  CNBC

Rapper Akon all set to build $6 bn city inspired by 'Wakanda' in Senegal to welcome Africans - Economic TimesRapper Akon all set to build $6 bn city inspired by 'Wakanda' in Senegal to welcome Africans  Economic Times

Premier League: Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on brink of completing Chelsea move, says Frank Lampard - FirstpostPremier League: Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on brink of completing Chelsea move, says Frank Lampard  Firstpost

In Pictures: Flash floods in Senegal | - Aljazeera.comIn Pictures: Flash floods in Senegal |  Aljazeera.com

‘Not asking for much’: Frustration in Dakar as fresh Senegal floods wreak havoc - FRANCE 24 English‘Not asking for much’: Frustration in Dakar as fresh Senegal floods wreak havoc  FRANCE 24 English

In pics | Senegal’s first female pro surfer takes to the waves to defy cultural norms - Moneycontrol.comIn pics | Senegal’s first female pro surfer takes to the waves to defy cultural norms  Moneycontrol.com

Senegal's quiet COVID success: Test results in 24 hours, temperature checks at every store, no fights over masks - USA TODAYSenegal's quiet COVID success: Test results in 24 hours, temperature checks at every store, no fights over masks  USA TODAY

Thiaroye massacre: Family asks France, Senegal to correct record on Senegalese Sharpshooters, who fought for France in WWII and were later killed - The Washington PostThiaroye massacre: Family asks France, Senegal to correct record on Senegalese Sharpshooters, who fought for France in WWII and were later killed  The Washington Post

Senegal Increases Self-Reliance in Food Safety Control through Nuclear Science - International Atomic Energy AgencySenegal Increases Self-Reliance in Food Safety Control through Nuclear Science  International Atomic Energy Agency

Eye on Beirut Explosion, Senegal Relocates Tons of Ammonium Nitrate - The New York TimesEye on Beirut Explosion, Senegal Relocates Tons of Ammonium Nitrate  The New York Times

Senegal introduces VAT exemption for off-grid solar products - pv magazine InternationalSenegal introduces VAT exemption for off-grid solar products  pv magazine International

Senegal to Move 3,000 Tons of Explosive Chemical From Port - BloombergQuintSenegal to Move 3,000 Tons of Explosive Chemical From Port  BloombergQuint

Senegal activates emergency floods aid plan after downpour - ReutersSenegal activates emergency floods aid plan after downpour  Reuters

Senegal's first female pro surfer inspires girls to ride the wave - Aljazeera.comSenegal's first female pro surfer inspires girls to ride the wave  Aljazeera.com

Senegal: "Team Europe" sets Corona Emergency Aid on the Way - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: "Team Europe" sets Corona Emergency Aid on the Way - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal Sees Dollar Signs in New Construction Underway in Dakar - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersSenegal Sees Dollar Signs in New Construction Underway in Dakar  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Senegal-Gambia - Potentially flood exposed population, 17 September 2020 - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal-Gambia - Potentially flood exposed population, 17 September 2020 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal - Floods (ANACIM, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 September 2020) - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal - Floods (ANACIM, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 September 2020) - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal's first female pro surfer inspires girls to defy norms - TRT WorldSenegal's first female pro surfer inspires girls to defy norms  TRT World

GIEWS Country Brief: Senegal 11-September-2020 - Senegal - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Senegal 11-September-2020 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal: Floods in Dakar and Thiès Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRSN017 - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: Floods in Dakar and Thiès Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRSN017 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Marsassoum school, Senegal - Architect's JournalMarsassoum school, Senegal  Architect's Journal

UPDATE 1-Senegal's economy to contract 0.7% in 2020, IMF says - ReutersUPDATE 1-Senegal's economy to contract 0.7% in 2020, IMF says  Reuters

Edouard Mendy: Chelsea agree deal with Rennes for Senegal goalkeeper - BBC SportEdouard Mendy: Chelsea agree deal with Rennes for Senegal goalkeeper  BBC Sport

Senegal: 'Exceptional rainfall' floods Dakar | World News - Sky NewsSenegal: 'Exceptional rainfall' floods Dakar | World News  Sky News

SENEGAL: Akon City, the Green City Project is launched at a cost of $6 billion - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: Akon City, the Green City Project is launched at a cost of $6 billion  AFRIK 21

SENEGAL: New forests will be classified, the first since 1968 - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: New forests will be classified, the first since 1968  AFRIK 21

Senegal prospect Diallo sees red as 10-man PSG defeat Metz - Goal.comSenegal prospect Diallo sees red as 10-man PSG defeat Metz  Goal.com

Morocco confirm friendly matches with Senegal and DR Congo - Goal.comMorocco confirm friendly matches with Senegal and DR Congo  Goal.com

5 Ways Senegal is Combatting COVID-19 - BORGEN - Borgen Project5 Ways Senegal is Combatting COVID-19 - BORGEN  Borgen Project

SENEGAL: GIZ and GFA train 40 young people to troubleshoot solar PV installations - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: GIZ and GFA train 40 young people to troubleshoot solar PV installations  AFRIK 21

Liberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

United States and Senegal Bolster Private Sector in COVID-19 Fight - Senegal - ReliefWebUnited States and Senegal Bolster Private Sector in COVID-19 Fight - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Alfred Gomis: Senegal goalkeeper wins Dijon awards - Goal.comAlfred Gomis: Senegal goalkeeper wins Dijon awards  Goal.com

This AI Expert From Senegal Is Helping Showcase Africans In STEM - ForbesThis AI Expert From Senegal Is Helping Showcase Africans In STEM  Forbes

Senegal sends 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate to Mali - ABC27Senegal sends 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate to Mali  ABC27

Inside Akon City, the $6 billion smart city Akon is building in Senegal - Business Insider - Business InsiderInside Akon City, the $6 billion smart city Akon is building in Senegal - Business Insider  Business Insider

Senegal's economy to contract 0.7% in 2020, IMF says - DevdiscourseSenegal's economy to contract 0.7% in 2020, IMF says  Devdiscourse

JPT Cairn Sells Senegal Interest to Lukoil - Journal of Petroleum TechnologyJPT Cairn Sells Senegal Interest to Lukoil  Journal of Petroleum Technology

Senegal ambassador to Msia dies, PM extends condolences - New Straits TimesSenegal ambassador to Msia dies, PM extends condolences  New Straits Times

16 countries allow visa-free entry to Indian passport holders - Happytrips16 countries allow visa-free entry to Indian passport holders  Happytrips

Oriole Resources : books £170000 profit for six months to June, says Senegal and Cameroon are open for business - Marketscreener.comOriole Resources : books £170000 profit for six months to June, says Senegal and Cameroon are open for business  Marketscreener.com

Moussa Ndiaye: Barcelona sign 18-year-old Senegal defender - Goal.comMoussa Ndiaye: Barcelona sign 18-year-old Senegal defender  Goal.com

Moussa Wague: PAOK sign Barcelona right-back on loan - Goal.comMoussa Wague: PAOK sign Barcelona right-back on loan  Goal.com

Clock running down for FAR in Senegal - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceClock running down for FAR in Senegal - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Woodside Acquires Cairn Energy's Stake in Senegal's Sangomar Development - Africa Oil & PowerWoodside Acquires Cairn Energy's Stake in Senegal's Sangomar Development  Africa Oil & Power

Former Nigeria youth goalkeeper Felagha passes away in Senegal - Goal.comFormer Nigeria youth goalkeeper Felagha passes away in Senegal  Goal.com

Why Liverpool signed Diogo Jota instead of Ismaila Sarr after transfer talks - Metro.co.ukWhy Liverpool signed Diogo Jota instead of Ismaila Sarr after transfer talks  Metro.co.uk

Gender Officer, AIMS Programs - ReliefWebGender Officer, AIMS Programs  ReliefWeb

Africa: Senegal Line Up Morocco, Mauritania Friendlies - AllAfrica.comAfrica: Senegal Line Up Morocco, Mauritania Friendlies  AllAfrica.com

Ismaila Sarr to Aston Villa: £36m fee, Liverpool make decision, Watford give update - Birmingham LiveIsmaila Sarr to Aston Villa: £36m fee, Liverpool make decision, Watford give update  Birmingham Live

Aston Villa transfer news LIVE Ismaila Sarr decision, Rhian Brewster update, TV selections - Birmingham LiveAston Villa transfer news LIVE Ismaila Sarr decision, Rhian Brewster update, TV selections  Birmingham Live

Deadly flooding spreads across Africa's Sahel region - FRANCE 24 EnglishDeadly flooding spreads across Africa's Sahel region  FRANCE 24 English

Papa Massata Diack reacts to corruption verdict in Paris last week - Republic World - Republic WorldPapa Massata Diack reacts to corruption verdict in Paris last week - Republic World  Republic World

Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19 - The Associated PressSierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19  The Associated Press

“Indian export stop could help get rid of some surplus Dutch red onions” - FreshPlaza.com“Indian export stop could help get rid of some surplus Dutch red onions”  FreshPlaza.com

Fears grow over Gambia-Senegal border tensions - The Point - The PointFears grow over Gambia-Senegal border tensions - The Point  The Point

Liverpool 'using Sadio Mane' in Kalidou Koulibaly transfer bid - Mirror OnlineLiverpool 'using Sadio Mane' in Kalidou Koulibaly transfer bid  Mirror Online

Desert Gold Announces Air Core and Auger Drill Results at SMSZ Project, Western Mali - StockhouseDesert Gold Announces Air Core and Auger Drill Results at SMSZ Project, Western Mali  Stockhouse

Akon Moves Forward With Wakanda-Inspired City In Senegal - Because of Them We CanAkon Moves Forward With Wakanda-Inspired City In Senegal  Because of Them We Can

What the US did wrong on Covid-19 — and what others did right - STATWhat the US did wrong on Covid-19 — and what others did right  STAT

UN rights experts calls on Mali junta to release officials - WTOPUN rights experts calls on Mali junta to release officials  WTOP

UPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 E near the Texas border - KATC Lafayette NewsUPDATE: All lanes open on I-10 E near the Texas border  KATC Lafayette News

Diack's son calls French sentences 'denial of justice' - Lincoln Journal StarDiack's son calls French sentences 'denial of justice'  Lincoln Journal Star

UK finance minister to provide as much economic support as possible: health minister - Arab NewsUK finance minister to provide as much economic support as possible: health minister  Arab News

Lampard expects many more big nights from Havertz - WIONLampard expects many more big nights from Havertz  WION

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Kosmos sheds frontier portfolio - Petroleum EconomistKosmos sheds frontier portfolio  Petroleum Economist

Baobab Powder Market Analyzes The Impact Followed By Restraints And Opportunities And Projected Developments (2020-2027)| Halka B Organics, Baobab Fruit Company Senegal, Organic Africa, ADUNA, Atacora Essential, Woodland Foods - The Daily ChronicleBaobab Powder Market Analyzes The Impact Followed By Restraints And Opportunities And Projected Developments (2020-2027)| Halka B Organics, Baobab Fruit Company Senegal, Organic Africa, ADUNA, Atacora Essential, Woodland Foods  The Daily Chronicle

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

Edouard Mendy to Chelsea: Kepa replacement is ‘very influential’, highly rated by club legend Petr Cech, and w - talkSPORT.comEdouard Mendy to Chelsea: Kepa replacement is ‘very influential’, highly rated by club legend Petr Cech, and w  talkSPORT.com

The energy to stay: Senegal's village of women - Aljazeera.comThe energy to stay: Senegal's village of women  Aljazeera.com

Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised. - The Washington PostAfrica has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.  The Washington Post

Premier League: Mane double helps Liverpool beat ten-man Chelsea; Son scores four in Spurs victory - Scroll.inPremier League: Mane double helps Liverpool beat ten-man Chelsea; Son scores four in Spurs victory  Scroll.in

Where Climate Change Is Reality: Supporting Africa's Sahel Pastoralists to Secure a Resilient Future - World Bank GroupWhere Climate Change Is Reality: Supporting Africa's Sahel Pastoralists to Secure a Resilient Future  World Bank Group

Senegal : First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Quantitative Targets-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal - International Monetary FundSenegal : First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Quantitative Targets-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal  International Monetary Fund

Chelsea to complete Edouard Mendy signing 'by tomorrow', says goalkeeper's agent - Evening StandardChelsea to complete Edouard Mendy signing 'by tomorrow', says goalkeeper's agent  Evening Standard

FEATURE | Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson – Arsenal's bizarre bet - Get French Football NewsFEATURE | Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson – Arsenal's bizarre bet  Get French Football News

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

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

Senegal's football hero: Sadio Mane role model in his country - Aljazeera.comSenegal's football hero: Sadio Mane role model in his country  Aljazeera.com

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Senegal - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Senegal  International Monetary Fund

For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep - The New York TimesFor Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep  The New York Times

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted - Anadolu AgencySenegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted  Anadolu Agency

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

Senegal shuts borders amid WHO fears Africa is next virus hotspot - Aljazeera.comSenegal shuts borders amid WHO fears Africa is next virus hotspot  Aljazeera.com

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: COVID-19 Situation Report – #07 (7 June - 24 July 2020) - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: COVID-19 Situation Report – #07 (7 June - 24 July 2020) - Senegal  ReliefWeb