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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Cranes to play Senegal in friendly match - New Vision

Cranes to play Senegal in friendly match
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Uganda Cranes will have to gauge their preparedness for the 2019 Nations Cup qualifier with a friendly match against Senegal in Dakar on June 6, 2017. FUFA has announced that it had accepted a proposal by Uganda Cranes technical team led by Milutin ...

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Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People 'Needed Stuff ... - New York Times

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Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People 'Needed Stuff ...
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A Chinese shopkeeper selling inexpensive jewelry in the Centenaire neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal. More than 200 Chinese-owned shops line the Boulevard ...

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Senegal, Zambia carrying African hopes at FIFA U-20 World Cup - Malawi24

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Senegal, Zambia carrying African hopes at FIFA U-20 World Cup
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The ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea brings to attention exciting football action as spiced up by Africa's representation. The continent is being represented by Guinea, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia. They made it to the tournament ...

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USA vs. Senegal: 2017 U-20 World Cup Live Stream, Schedule and Prediction - Bleacher Report

USA vs. Senegal: 2017 U-20 World Cup Live Stream, Schedule and Prediction
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The United States managed to snatch a point from their first 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup game against Ecuador on Monday thanks to a stoppage-time Luca de la Torre goal in a 3-3 draw. Senegal's Group F opener, meanwhile, was significantly more ...



Moussa Ba, Senegal's one constant in sea of change - FIFA.com

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Moussa Ba, Senegal's one constant in sea of change
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On paper, Senegal's run to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 semi-finals was completely unexpected. The West African country were the first tournament debutants to qualify all the way to the last-four since Ghana in 1993. Two years later ...



Senegal make winning start at U20 World Cup - BBC Sport - BBC Sport

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Senegal make winning start at U20 World Cup - BBC Sport
BBC Sport
Dominant Senegal begin their Fifa Under-20 World Cup campaign in triumphant fashion by beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Incheon.
Senegal cruise past Saudi Arabia - SuperSport - FootballSuperSport (blog)
Senegal cruise past Saudi Arabia at FIFA Under-20 World CupESPN FC

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Initiative in Senegal Aims to Reduce Migration by Supporting ... - Voice of America

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Initiative in Senegal Aims to Reduce Migration by Supporting ...
Voice of America
An agricultural project in northern Senegal funded by the Italian government is taking a different approach to reducing migration by focusing not on the young ...

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Special Report: On the trail to acacia gum from Senegal to confections - Candy Industry

Candy Industry

Special Report: On the trail to acacia gum from Senegal to confections
Candy Industry
[Editor's note: Alland & Robert invited Contributor Kimberly Decker to visit its acacia gum supplier in Senegal. In the article, Kim described her 24-hour journey from San Francisco to Dakar, Senegal, and then on to the town of Thies, where she visited ...



West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle | News24 - News24

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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle | News24
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West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics ...
Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation for Economic ...Voice of America

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Initiative in Senegal Aims to Reduce Migration by Supporting Women Farmers - Voice of America

Voice of America

Initiative in Senegal Aims to Reduce Migration by Supporting Women Farmers
Voice of America
An agricultural project in northern Senegal funded by the Italian government is taking a different approach to reducing migration by focusing not on the young men who travel to Europe, but on their female relatives. The project, Hadii Yahde, is funded ...