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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Senegal, growing African community in Harlem, adds a layer of diversity
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With Cuba and the Dominican Republic in the fold for the immigrant-focused 2017 Harlem Week festivities, including Senegal – representing the African continent – was a logical next step. Under the theme, “Harlem: Home of Immigrants — Honoring New ...



Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective - Phys.Org

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Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective
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Thiaw, who originates from a rural area of Senegal but went on to study in the United States, had become known for his research into slaves' living conditions on Goree island when he was approached three years ago by the US National Park Service and ...

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'D'Tigress coming home with Afrobasket cup… Senegal should be scared' - TheCable

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'D'Tigress coming home with Afrobasket cup… Senegal should be scared'
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Sam Vincent, coach of D'Tigress, on Wednesday said the team is confident and ready to excel at the 2017 Women's Afrobasket Championship in Mali. The female national team will be making its 10th appearance at the Biennial African basketball ...



Senegal singer released after 'fake news' arrest - New Vision

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Senegal singer released after 'fake news' arrest
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A Senegalese singer was granted provisional release Monday after 10 days of detention for "offending the head of state and spreading fake news", her lawyer said. Amy Colle Dieng, a well-known singer of Senegal's popular mbalakh form of dance music, had ...
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Senegal: President's Cartoon - Senegalese Journalist Freed From Six Weeks' Detention - AllAfrica.com

Senegal: President's Cartoon - Senegalese Journalist Freed From Six Weeks' Detention
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A Senegalese journalist was released on August 11, 2017 after spending over a month in detention for sharing a cartoon of President Macky Sall on whatsApp. Ouleye Mané, who works for Touba TV, was detained on June 30 alongside three others on ...



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Senegal: Senegal's main opposition to boycott future elections after ... - Economic Times

Senegal: Senegal's main opposition to boycott future elections after ...
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DAKAR, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The leader of Senegal's main opposition group said on Wednesday it would not participate in any future elections because the ...

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Senegal ruling party wins large parliamentary majority - Eyewitness News

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Senegal ruling party wins large parliamentary majority
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DAKAR – Senegal's ruling party has won a large parliamentary majority, according to official provisional results, following an election last Sunday that opposition leaders say was tainted by fraud. President Macky Sall's ruling coalition took 125 seats ...
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Senegal: five things to know | News24
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Senegal, known for its stability and strong civil society, is one of the few African nations not to have suffered a coup since independence in 1960.
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Senegal set to vote in parliamentary elections - Aljazeera.com

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Senegal set to vote in parliamentary elections
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Voters in Senegal are set to elect a new parliament following a tense campaign between rival coalitions in an election seen as a crucial test of support in advance of a presidential election in 2019. Polling takes place between 8:00am and 6:00pm local ...
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