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 v Ivory Coast abandoned after fans invade the field and tackle player - Fox Sports

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Ivory Coast-Senegal abandoned after crowd trouble - FourFourTwo Australia

Ivory Coast-Senegal abandoned after crowd trouble
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An international friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal had to be abandoned following a pitch invasion in Paris. Monday's clash at Stade Charlety in the French capital was called off in the closing stages when dozens of supporters entered the field.



Senegal v. Cote d'Ivoire abandoned after pitch invasion - Goal.com

Goal.com

Senegal v. Cote d'Ivoire abandoned after pitch invasion
Goal.com
Sadio Mane and Gohi Bi Zoro Cyriac were the scorers as Ivory Coast fought back to pull level against Senegal in an international friendly played at the Stade Sebastien Charlety in Paris on Monday, before the contest was halted due to a fan invasion.

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Being African American in Senegal - Huffington Post

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Being African American in Senegal
Huffington Post
When I arrived in Senegal I imagined that I was going home because that's what everyone called it. Family members and church women in bright colored dresses all exclaimed, “You get to go back! You get to see Africa and you get to see home!” This idea ...



Cairn hits oil at VR-1 off Senegal - OE Digital - OE Digital

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Cairn hits oil at VR-1 off Senegal - OE Digital
OE Digital
Cairn Energy has encountered oil at the Vega-Regulus (VR-1) well offshore Senegal, marking the company's eighth successful well in the area sinc...
VR-1 well could lift oil estimate for SNE discovery offshore Senegal ...Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine
Eighth Senegal Well Finds Oil - Natural Gas EuropeNatural Gas World
Cairn hits more oil off Senegal | Upstream - Upstream OnlineUpstream Online

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Rohr pleased with Eagles' performance against Senegal - Daily Trust

Daily Trust

Rohr pleased with Eagles' performance against Senegal
Daily Trust
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr was pleased with his charges' performance against Senegal in an international friendly match on Thursday night. The two African giants played to a 1-1 draw at the Hive Stadium in London, England, with Moussa Sow netting ...
Nigeria youngsters prove their worth in draw with Senegal as Rohr snubs MusaESPN FC (blog)
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Nigeria gets good value for Senegal drawSuperSport (blog)
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Senegal coach Cisse: 'Diame had years left' - BBC Sport - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Senegal coach Cisse: 'Diame had years left' - BBC Sport
BBC Sport
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse expresses his 'surprise' at Mohamed Diame's retirement from international football at the age of 29.
Cisse "Completely surprised because everybody knows I have a ...The Mag

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Super Eagles future of African football - Senegal coach, Cisse ... - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post Nigeria

Super Eagles future of African football - Senegal coach, Cisse ...
Daily Post Nigeria
Head coach of Senegal, Alliou Cisse, has said that the current crop of Super Eagles players are the future of African football. Cisse also hailed the quali.
West Brom scout watches Moses Simon in Senegal friendlyPulse Nigeria
Organisers of Nigeria/Senegal friendly upload match linkThe Nation Newspaper
Senegal Coach, Cisse: Super Eagles Good Team Despite CAN ...Wetinhappen Magazine (blog)

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Senegal coach issues call for Newcastle midfielder Mo Diame to ... - Shields Gazette

Shields Gazette

Senegal coach issues call for Newcastle midfielder Mo Diame to ...
Shields Gazette
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has revealed his shock at the international retirement of Newcastle United's Mo Diame.
You're Wrong – Senegal Coach Can't Agree With Mohamed DiameInside Futbol

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Pitch invasions end I.Coast-Senegal match early - Yahoo Sports - Yahoo Sports

Pitch invasions end I.Coast-Senegal match early - Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports
Numerous pitch invasions forced Monday's friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris to be abandoned before full-time. The sides were level at 1-1 ...