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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Award-winning film 'Atlantics' offers haunting take on life in Senegal - Reuters IndiaAward-winning film 'Atlantics' offers haunting take on life in Senegal  Reuters India

Thousands of boys forced to beg by religious schools in Senegal - CNNThousands of boys forced to beg by religious schools in Senegal  CNN

Long-lost picture archive celebrates glamour of 1950s Senegal - CNNLong-lost picture archive celebrates glamour of 1950s Senegal  CNN

Roger DaSilva's rediscovered archive reveals 1950s Senegal chic - BBC NewsRoger DaSilva's rediscovered archive reveals 1950s Senegal chic  BBC News

Slave schools: tackling forced begging in Senegal - CNNSlave schools: tackling forced begging in Senegal  CNN

Senegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries - TechCrunchSenegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries  TechCrunch

Forced begging in Senegal - CNNForced begging in Senegal  CNN

Fire extinguished on Rieber research ship off Senegal - TradeWindsFire extinguished on Rieber research ship off Senegal  TradeWinds

US Helps Senegal Defend Against Sahel Extremists - VOA NewsUS Helps Senegal Defend Against Sahel Extremists  VOA News

Senegal's president uses political manoeuvres to mask authoritarian tactics - The Conversation AfricaSenegal's president uses political manoeuvres to mask authoritarian tactics  The Conversation Africa

Lions, Legends and the Pull of History in Senegal’s Energetic Capital - The New York TimesLions, Legends and the Pull of History in Senegal’s Energetic Capital  The New York Times

Little Senegal: a home for West African food and culture in Harlem - CU Columbia SpectatorLittle Senegal: a home for West African food and culture in Harlem  CU Columbia Spectator

Tamba: Senegal's migration starting point – photo essay | Global development - The GuardianTamba: Senegal's migration starting point – photo essay | Global development  The Guardian

Senegal manager Aliou Cisse thinks Ismaila Sarr can adapt at Watford - Harrow TimesSenegal manager Aliou Cisse thinks Ismaila Sarr can adapt at Watford  Harrow Times

Senegal enters the LNG race with significant offshore discoveries - Power Engineering MagazineSenegal enters the LNG race with significant offshore discoveries  Power Engineering Magazine

Fifth “Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators” Forum Convenes In Senegal - Africa.comFifth “Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators” Forum Convenes In Senegal  Africa.com

Quelling Robberies and Jihadists: The Vigilance Committee of Senegal - VOA NewsQuelling Robberies and Jihadists: The Vigilance Committee of Senegal  VOA News

UPDATE 1-Senegal announces launch of oil and gas licensing round - ReutersUPDATE 1-Senegal announces launch of oil and gas licensing round  Reuters

UPDATE 2-Senegal's new energy bid process to ensure transparency - state firm - ReutersUPDATE 2-Senegal's new energy bid process to ensure transparency - state firm  Reuters

2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying – Senegal vs Congo Preview & Prediction - The Stats Zone2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying – Senegal vs Congo Preview & Prediction  The Stats Zone

Stunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining - RapplerStunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining  Rappler

Forget Popeye’s vs. Chick-fil-A. KFC and Africa Fried Chicken are pecking it out. - The Washington PostForget Popeye’s vs. Chick-fil-A. KFC and Africa Fried Chicken are pecking it out.  The Washington Post

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Japan edge Senegal to top Group D - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Japan edge Senegal to top Group D  FIFA.com

Senegal launches online database to track the traffickers - ReutersSenegal launches online database to track the traffickers  Reuters

Fifa U-17 World Cup: Senegal deny claims of age-fraud as they announce squad - BBC NewsFifa U-17 World Cup: Senegal deny claims of age-fraud as they announce squad  BBC News

The Glamour of 1950s Senegal in Photographs - HyperallergicThe Glamour of 1950s Senegal in Photographs  Hyperallergic

Senegal's Mbaye Diagne is punished for Club Bruges penalty miss - BBC NewsSenegal's Mbaye Diagne is punished for Club Bruges penalty miss  BBC News

Senegal vs Congo live streaming: Watch the AFCON qualifier online, preview, prediction & odds - 101 Great GoalsSenegal vs Congo live streaming: Watch the AFCON qualifier online, preview, prediction & odds  101 Great Goals

Daf: Senegal don't lack ambition - FIFA.comDaf: Senegal don't lack ambition  FIFA.com

Senegal Receives US$23.1m From African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited Cheque for Drought Response - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal Receives US$23.1m From African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited Cheque for Drought Response - Senegal  ReliefWeb

ESSENTIAL SENEGAL May 2020 Join the Museum of African American Art Cultural Trip - LasentinelESSENTIAL SENEGAL May 2020 Join the Museum of African American Art Cultural Trip  Lasentinel

Honorary Consul of Senegal Visits Direct Relief Headquarters - Direct ReliefHonorary Consul of Senegal Visits Direct Relief Headquarters  Direct Relief

Upfront costs rise on Senegal's SNE - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceUpfront costs rise on Senegal's SNE - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

African Risk Capacity's parametric drought payout to Senegal hits $23m - Artemis.bmAfrican Risk Capacity's parametric drought payout to Senegal hits $23m  Artemis.bm

Senegal's Lamine Ndiaye appointed new Horoya coach - BBC SportSenegal's Lamine Ndiaye appointed new Horoya coach  BBC Sport

Senegal and Schalke's Salif Sane to miss up to four months - BBC SportSenegal and Schalke's Salif Sane to miss up to four months  BBC Sport

First Human Trafficking Case Law Database Launched in Senegal - Senegal - ReliefWebFirst Human Trafficking Case Law Database Launched in Senegal - Senegal  ReliefWeb

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - France and Senegal seal places in knockout phase - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - France and Senegal seal places in knockout phase  FIFA.com

Senegal launches licence round - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceSenegal launches licence round - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Bloomberg Africa business media innovators forum convenes in Senegal - The Star, KenyaBloomberg Africa business media innovators forum convenes in Senegal  The Star, Kenya

A Boxing Gym As Bridge Between France And Senegal - WorldcrunchA Boxing Gym As Bridge Between France And Senegal  Worldcrunch

Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - October 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - October 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Senegal shine in first-ever win - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Senegal shine in first-ever win  FIFA.com

Senegal's oil forges a truce - New Straits Times OnlineSenegal's oil forges a truce  New Straits Times Online

Video emerges of Sadio Mane's family celebrating his goal against Manchester City in Senegal - GIVEMESPORTVideo emerges of Sadio Mane's family celebrating his goal against Manchester City in Senegal  GIVEMESPORT

Senegal: Energy transition in motion - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishSenegal: Energy transition in motion  Journalducameroun.com - English

Senegal: INFORM Risk Index 2019 (As of October 2019) - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: INFORM Risk Index 2019 (As of October 2019) - Senegal  ReliefWeb

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Late goals lift Senegal past European champions - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Late goals lift Senegal past European champions  FIFA.com

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Senegal spring surprise, Asian sides enjoy solid start - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Senegal spring surprise, Asian sides enjoy solid start  FIFA.com

These Newly Discovered Photos From 1950s Senegal Capture the Good Times During an Era of Political Change - OkayAfricaThese Newly Discovered Photos From 1950s Senegal Capture the Good Times During an Era of Political Change  OkayAfrica

Mati Diop’s Ocean of Longing - VultureMati Diop’s Ocean of Longing  Vulture

Millions of Sufi devotees converge in Senegal's Touba - Anadolu AgencyMillions of Sufi devotees converge in Senegal's Touba  Anadolu Agency

Could Air Senegal Become The Next Big African Airline? - Simple FlyingCould Air Senegal Become The Next Big African Airline?  Simple Flying

Senegal's breakdancers aiming for the Olympics - BBC NewsSenegal's breakdancers aiming for the Olympics  BBC News

Tacko Fall helps load container full of medical supplies destined for Senegal - WMTW PortlandTacko Fall helps load container full of medical supplies destined for Senegal  WMTW Portland

UAE convenes second joint committee meeting with Senegal - WAM ENUAE convenes second joint committee meeting with Senegal  WAM EN

Senegal, Mozambique planning licensing rounds - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineSenegal, Mozambique planning licensing rounds  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng wins NBA Community Assist award for his work in Senegal - St. Paul Pioneer PressTimberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng wins NBA Community Assist award for his work in Senegal  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wolves' Gorgui Dieng creates his legacy through Senegal charity work - Minnesota Public Radio NewsWolves' Gorgui Dieng creates his legacy through Senegal charity work  Minnesota Public Radio News

Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast all fail to qualify for 2020 CHAN - BBC NewsGhana, Senegal, Ivory Coast all fail to qualify for 2020 CHAN  BBC News

Ravi Pujari has fled Senegal: Cops - Times of IndiaRavi Pujari has fled Senegal: Cops  Times of India

Artist Kambui Olujimi of Black Rock Residency Wants to Float Free - InterviewArtist Kambui Olujimi of Black Rock Residency Wants to Float Free  Interview

Tour du Senegal: Munyaneza rallies teammates to hold onto Yellow jersey - The New TimesTour du Senegal: Munyaneza rallies teammates to hold onto Yellow jersey  The New Times

U17 World Cup: Senegal bow out after defeat by Spain - Goal.comU17 World Cup: Senegal bow out after defeat by Spain  Goal.com

Montreal's 'Mile End Fairy' heads to Senegal to expand her community through her art — again - CBC.caMontreal's 'Mile End Fairy' heads to Senegal to expand her community through her art — again  CBC.ca

Preview: Gianluca Busio and USA U-17s kick off World Cup campaign Sunday vs. Senegal - Sporting Kansas CityPreview: Gianluca Busio and USA U-17s kick off World Cup campaign Sunday vs. Senegal  Sporting Kansas City

Orange Senegal launches new mobile plans, tests faster LTE-A speeds - TelecompaperOrange Senegal launches new mobile plans, tests faster LTE-A speeds  Telecompaper

Louisiana State Police issue 34 citations in train enforcement detail - KPLCLouisiana State Police issue 34 citations in train enforcement detail  KPLC

PetroNor Opts for Arbitration in Senegal - Offshore EngineerPetroNor Opts for Arbitration in Senegal  Offshore Engineer

Soccer Wednesday: Miller picks Nigeria vs Benin and Senegal vs Republic Congo in the African Cup of Nations - Bettors InsiderSoccer Wednesday: Miller picks Nigeria vs Benin and Senegal vs Republic Congo in the African Cup of Nations  Bettors Insider

SENEGAL: Bandio baobab reserve threatened by cement company extension - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: Bandio baobab reserve threatened by cement company extension  AFRIK 21

AFN To Participate In African Islamic Fintech Summit on 29th and 30th, November 2019 In Senegal - Proshare Nigeria LimitedAFN To Participate In African Islamic Fintech Summit on 29th and 30th, November 2019 In Senegal  Proshare Nigeria Limited

Heathfield nurse travels to Senegal aboard world’s largest charity hospital ship - Sussex ExpressHeathfield nurse travels to Senegal aboard world’s largest charity hospital ship  Sussex Express

Fighting robberies: Success story of Senegal's vigilance committee - The ObserverFighting robberies: Success story of Senegal's vigilance committee  The Observer

Tacko Fall pays homage to Senegal with customized game-day shoes - The Rookie WireTacko Fall pays homage to Senegal with customized game-day shoes  The Rookie Wire

Wafu promise ends in Chan misery for Senegal & Ghana - Goal.comWafu promise ends in Chan misery for Senegal & Ghana  Goal.com

Maine Red Claws, Boston Celtics help send medical supplies to Senegal - WGMEMaine Red Claws, Boston Celtics help send medical supplies to Senegal  WGME

U17 World Cup: Sarr brace sends Senegal into Round of 16 with win over Netherlands - Goal.comU17 World Cup: Sarr brace sends Senegal into Round of 16 with win over Netherlands  Goal.com

Senegal vs Congo Preview, Tips and Odds - Sporting PediaSenegal vs Congo Preview, Tips and Odds  Sporting Pedia

Senegal: U.S. Helps Defend Against Sahel Extremists - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSenegal: U.S. Helps Defend Against Sahel Extremists  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

USA vs. Senegal, U-17 World Cup 2019: Time, TV schedule and live stream - Stars and Stripes FCUSA vs. Senegal, U-17 World Cup 2019: Time, TV schedule and live stream  Stars and Stripes FC

Preview: USA Primed For Success At FIFA U-17 World Cup - U.S. SoccerPreview: USA Primed For Success At FIFA U-17 World Cup  U.S. Soccer

Video: Sadio Mane's Family Watch Liverpool Beat Manchester City - Talking BawsVideo: Sadio Mane's Family Watch Liverpool Beat Manchester City  Talking Baws

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive - Seattle TimesMali says several extremists dead in new military offensive  Seattle Times

New UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes 'preventing sexual exploitation and abuse' - UN NewsNew UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes 'preventing sexual exploitation and abuse'  UN News

Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defends Sadio Mane after Pep Guardiola's 'diving'... - FirstpostPremier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defends Sadio Mane after Pep Guardiola's 'diving'...  Firstpost

UAE's Madrasa E-learning Platform reaches out to Senegal - WAM ENUAE's Madrasa E-learning Platform reaches out to Senegal  WAM EN

Charlton fans deserve credit in Naby Sarr's Senegal inclusion - News ShopperCharlton fans deserve credit in Naby Sarr's Senegal inclusion  News Shopper

Schalke 04’s Harit dedicates match-winning goal to injured Senegal defender Sane - Goal.comSchalke 04’s Harit dedicates match-winning goal to injured Senegal defender Sane  Goal.com

Newcastle United face stiff competition in chase for Senegal international - Sunderland EchoNewcastle United face stiff competition in chase for Senegal international  Sunderland Echo

Bold Women. Scandalized Viewers. It’s ‘Sex and the City,’ Senegal Style. - The New York TimesBold Women. Scandalized Viewers. It’s ‘Sex and the City,’ Senegal Style.  The New York Times

Azura Power Acquires Stakes in Senegal's 115MW Genco - THISDAY NewspapersAzura Power Acquires Stakes in Senegal's 115MW Genco  THISDAY Newspapers

Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne to Senegal and Cape Verde (6-8 Oct. 19) - France DiplomatieVisit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne to Senegal and Cape Verde (6-8 Oct. 19)  France Diplomatie

Senegal: Wrestling with Reality | Senegal - Aljazeera.comSenegal: Wrestling with Reality | Senegal  Aljazeera.com

It’s Horses vs. Motors in Senegal. The Steeds Still Win on Many Roads. - The New York TimesIt’s Horses vs. Motors in Senegal. The Steeds Still Win on Many Roads.  The New York Times

Khalifa Sall, Dakar's ex-mayor, pardoned by Senegal president - BBC NewsKhalifa Sall, Dakar's ex-mayor, pardoned by Senegal president  BBC News

Inspectors find fox's head in baggage at Philadelphia International Airport - Courier PostInspectors find fox's head in baggage at Philadelphia International Airport  Courier Post

The European Union is strengthening its partnership with Senegal with €27.5 million. - EU NewsThe European Union is strengthening its partnership with Senegal with €27.5 million.  EU News

Aliou Sall, Senegal president's brother, resigns post amid corruption claim - BBC NewsAliou Sall, Senegal president's brother, resigns post amid corruption claim  BBC News

Senegal before Africa Cup final: Water sacrifices. Prayers. Vuvuzelas. - The Washington PostSenegal before Africa Cup final: Water sacrifices. Prayers. Vuvuzelas.  The Washington Post