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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Introduction

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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Tunisia 0 Senegal 2: Mane on target as favourites start strongly - FourFourTwo

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Tunisia 0 Senegal 2: Mane on target as favourites start strongly
FourFourTwo
Tunisia coach Henryk Kasperczak saw his side fight valiantly for a way back into the game in the second half, with Ahmed Akaichi and Youssef Msakni keeping Abdoulaye Diallo busy in the Senegal goal, but Cisse's men proved themselves to be as steely in ...
Tunisia v Senegal: Afcon 2017 – as it happenedThe Guardian
Afcon 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat TunisiaBBC Sport

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Senegal call up Liverpool's Sadio Mané for World Cup qualifiers despite injury - The Guardian

The Guardian

Senegal call up Liverpool's Sadio Mané for World Cup qualifiers despite injury
The Guardian
Senegal have named Sadio Mané in their squad for two crucial World Cup qualifiers next month despite the Liverpool forward being sidelined with a hamstring injury. Mané is expected to be absent for six weeks having been injured in Senegal's game ...
Senegal call up injured Sadio ManeESPN FC
2018 World Cup: Injured Mane named in Senegal squad - BBC SportBBC Sport
Liverpool's Sadio Mane picked by Senegal despite recent hamstring ...SkySports
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Looking for Surprises in Senegal - New York Times

New York Times

Looking for Surprises in Senegal
New York Times
In July, Jake Michaels spent a week in Senegal, documenting contemporary and traditional styles. He was traveling with his girlfriend, Juliette Ballay, and Francine Awa Pipien, who helped them get to know people and places around Dakar, the capital.



Accused of Corruption on Multiple Continents, and Comfortably Defiant in Senegal - New York Times

New York Times

Accused of Corruption on Multiple Continents, and Comfortably Defiant in Senegal
New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — Papa Massata Diack, a sports official accused of participating in one of biggest corruption schemes ever in global sports, is a familiar face at Senegal's swankiest hotels. He was greeted by half a dozen people before he reached the ...



Senegal launches RfP for 100MW of solar | PV Tech - PV-Tech

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Senegal launches RfP for 100MW of solar | PV Tech
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The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
Senegal seeks developers for 100 MW of solar projectsRenewables Now

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Senegal's Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Bid to Boost Contraceptive Use - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Senegal's Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Bid to Boost Contraceptive Use
AllAfrica.com
Louga — Watching as dozens of children don robes and belts for a karate class at a youth centre in western Senegal, Aissatou and her peers are gearing up for a different kind of fight. Armed only with leaflets, posters and advice, these young ...

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Huge blow to Senegal for World Cup games against Bafana - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Huge blow to Senegal for World Cup games against Bafana
Times LIVE
A brief four-paragraph statement on the Liverpool website overnight handed South Africa's World Cup hopes a boost as the man they fear the most in next month's last two qualifiers against Senegal is out. Senegal's star performer‚ Sadio Mane‚ one of ...
Senegal suffer Sadio Mane blow ahead of Bafana Bafana matchesGoal.com
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Sports World: Senegal's Mane out for over a monthThe Straits Times
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Wari partners with WorldRemit in Senegal - Mobile World Live

Mobile World Live

Wari partners with WorldRemit in Senegal
Mobile World Live
Senegal-based Wari Group teamed with online remittance company WorldRemit to enable instant money transfers in the country. In a statement, the companies said the new service will allow WorldRemit customers in more than 50 countries to transfer funds ...



Senegal deliver injury update on Liverpool forward Sadio Mane - Squawka Football News (blog)

Squawka Football News (blog)

Senegal deliver injury update on Liverpool forward Sadio Mane
Squawka Football News (blog)
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been included in the Senegal squad for next summer's World Cup qualifiers, despite being sidelined with a hamstring injury. Having sustained the problem during the last international break, the 25-year-old had been ...



Senegal can qualify for 2018 World Cup without Sadio Mane, says Jurgen Klopp - Goal.com

Goal.com

Senegal can qualify for 2018 World Cup without Sadio Mane, says Jurgen Klopp
Goal.com
Jurgen Klopp is sure that Senegal can qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia without Liverpool forward Sadio Mane who could be ruled out for their remaining qualifying games owing to injury. Mane picked up a hamstring injury in Senegal's 2-0 win ...

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