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
Senegal - Timeline - BBC

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Inside Akon’s 2,000-acre crypto-city in Senegal - The Real DealInside Akon’s 2,000-acre crypto-city in Senegal  The Real Deal

WorldRemit Partners with Wizall Money to Launch its First Mobile Money Transfer Service to Senegal - Yahoo FinanceWorldRemit Partners with Wizall Money to Launch its First Mobile Money Transfer Service to Senegal  Yahoo Finance

Senegal to update its digital development plan, set implementation framework - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaSenegal to update its digital development plan, set implementation framework  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

DPO Group extends Africa reach with licences to operate in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo - The PaypersDPO Group extends Africa reach with licences to operate in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo  The Paypers

Pop star Akon set to break ground on Senegal's first LEED-certified crypto-city - ArchinectPop star Akon set to break ground on Senegal's first LEED-certified crypto-city  Archinect

How social media is boosting small businesses in Senegal - STLtoday.comHow social media is boosting small businesses in Senegal  STLtoday.com

High-flying Senegal’s sense of déjà-vu - FIFA.comHigh-flying Senegal’s sense of déjà-vu  FIFA.com

Senegal: Emerging from conflict, now fighting climate - The IndependentSenegal: Emerging from conflict, now fighting climate  The Independent

Akon is building a Senegal city powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin - Business InsiderAkon is building a Senegal city powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin  Business Insider

Senegal – Meeting of Jean-Yves Le Drian with Mr Amadou Ba, Foreign Minister of Senegal (22 Jan. 2020) - France DiplomatieSenegal – Meeting of Jean-Yves Le Drian with Mr Amadou Ba, Foreign Minister of Senegal (22 Jan. 2020)  France Diplomatie

'Rap does not shut up': hip-hop women of Senegal - The Guardian'Rap does not shut up': hip-hop women of Senegal  The Guardian

Akon finalises deal to create his own cryptocurrency city in Senegal - DezeenAkon finalises deal to create his own cryptocurrency city in Senegal  Dezeen

Singer Akon signs tourism deal in Senegal homeland - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostSinger Akon signs tourism deal in Senegal homeland - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Senegal prepares to repeat licensing success - Petroleum EconomistSenegal prepares to repeat licensing success  Petroleum Economist

Akon is creating a futuristic 'Akon City' in Senegal - Lonely Planet Travel NewsAkon is creating a futuristic 'Akon City' in Senegal  Lonely Planet Travel News

Senegal’s Banks look to target the African disporia in the West - Born2InvestSenegal’s Banks look to target the African disporia in the West  Born2Invest

Senegal rape law offers hope after years of silence - ReutersSenegal rape law offers hope after years of silence  Reuters

Nuclear Technique Suppresses Tsetse Flies Without Harming Other Insects, Senegal Study Shows - International Atomic Energy AgencyNuclear Technique Suppresses Tsetse Flies Without Harming Other Insects, Senegal Study Shows  International Atomic Energy Agency

Sudbury resident to begin Peace Corps service in Senegal - Wicked Local SudburySudbury resident to begin Peace Corps service in Senegal  Wicked Local Sudbury

Senegal launches new 2020 offshore licensing round - WorldOilSenegal launches new 2020 offshore licensing round  WorldOil

SENEGAL: Suez signs contract to improve water supply in the country - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: Suez signs contract to improve water supply in the country  AFRIK 21

Mercy Ships tallies 2019 services in Guinea and Senegal - Seatrade Cruise NewsMercy Ships tallies 2019 services in Guinea and Senegal  Seatrade Cruise News

The veiled rapper breaking taboos for women in Senegal – video - The GuardianThe veiled rapper breaking taboos for women in Senegal – video  The Guardian

Akon Building Cryptocurrency City in Senegal - Grit DailyAkon Building Cryptocurrency City in Senegal  Grit Daily

Liverpool's Sadio Mane apologises for missing Senegal visit after awards ceremony - BBC NewsLiverpool's Sadio Mane apologises for missing Senegal visit after awards ceremony  BBC News

Senegal to launch 2020 offshore licensing round - Oil Review AfricaSenegal to launch 2020 offshore licensing round  Oil Review Africa

Senegal: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action: Operation Update no. 01 DREF n° MDRSN016 - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action: Operation Update no. 01 DREF n° MDRSN016 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal Greenlights Start Of First Oil Field - OilPrice.comSenegal Greenlights Start Of First Oil Field  OilPrice.com

FAR Signs MoU with Glencore for Senegal-based Sangomar Project - Africa Oil & PowerFAR Signs MoU with Glencore for Senegal-based Sangomar Project  Africa Oil & Power

Case study: Chicken remains a luxury in Senegal - Poultry WorldCase study: Chicken remains a luxury in Senegal  Poultry World

Ismaïla Sarr aims to follow path of his Senegal ‘big brother’ Sadio Mané - The GuardianIsmaïla Sarr aims to follow path of his Senegal ‘big brother’ Sadio Mané  The Guardian

Left Behind by Migrant Husbands, Women Break the Rules and Go to Work - The New York TimesLeft Behind by Migrant Husbands, Women Break the Rules and Go to Work  The New York Times

Free eyecare for 4,000 people in Senegal | Health - Gulf NewsFree eyecare for 4,000 people in Senegal | Health  Gulf News

Sierra Leone/Senegal: Sierra Leone Female U-20 Resumes Training for Senegal's Return Leg - AllAfrica.comSierra Leone/Senegal: Sierra Leone Female U-20 Resumes Training for Senegal's Return Leg  AllAfrica.com

The Secret Behind Amazon Package Delivery to West Africa - The New York TimesThe Secret Behind Amazon Package Delivery to West Africa  The New York Times

Senegal approves Woodside's Sangomar plan - Upstream OnlineSenegal approves Woodside's Sangomar plan  Upstream Online

Africa's World Cup draw in full: Algeria, Senegal and Morocco learn fates - Goal.comAfrica's World Cup draw in full: Algeria, Senegal and Morocco learn fates  Goal.com

Senegal's maiden oil project receives FID; first oil early 2023 - S&P GlobalSenegal's maiden oil project receives FID; first oil early 2023  S&P Global

10 Things You Need To Know About Akon’s Futuristic Crypto City In Senegal - Black Enterprise10 Things You Need To Know About Akon’s Futuristic Crypto City In Senegal  Black Enterprise

Senegalese people eager to welcome President Erdogan - Daily SabahSenegalese people eager to welcome President Erdogan  Daily Sabah

Senegal's Startup Act eases the way for entrepreneurs - ImpactAlphaSenegal's Startup Act eases the way for entrepreneurs  ImpactAlpha

The stunning architecture of Senegal's 'Mosque of Divinity' - Face2Face AfricaThe stunning architecture of Senegal's 'Mosque of Divinity'  Face2Face Africa

Senegal's Economic Transformation - Borgen ProjectSenegal's Economic Transformation  Borgen Project

Artists From China's Gansu Perform in Dakar, Senegal - Taarifa RwandaArtists From China's Gansu Perform in Dakar, Senegal  Taarifa Rwanda

Erdogan's Africa tour a part of Turkey's diplomatic efforts to contribute to world peace, Altun says - Daily SabahErdogan's Africa tour a part of Turkey's diplomatic efforts to contribute to world peace, Altun says  Daily Sabah

Oriole Resources Extends Tenure At Senegal Gold Project - MorningstarOriole Resources Extends Tenure At Senegal Gold Project  Morningstar

Senegal becomes 2nd African nation to pass Startup Act - Disrupt AfricaSenegal becomes 2nd African nation to pass Startup Act  Disrupt Africa

What makes Erdogan's Africa tour so significant? - TRT WorldWhat makes Erdogan's Africa tour so significant?  TRT World

‘Never A Bitter Heart’: Inside Tacko Fall’s Journey From Dakar To Florida To Boston - Forbes‘Never A Bitter Heart’: Inside Tacko Fall’s Journey From Dakar To Florida To Boston  Forbes

Liverpool news: Sadio Mane sends emotional message after African Player of the Year win - Metro.co.ukLiverpool news: Sadio Mane sends emotional message after African Player of the Year win  Metro.co.uk

Difficult task ahead for Warriors… Namibia to face Senegal, Congo and Togo in World Cup qualifiers - New Era LiveDifficult task ahead for Warriors… Namibia to face Senegal, Congo and Togo in World Cup qualifiers  New Era Live

SENEGAL : Amadou Hott promotes Dakar in London - Africa IntelligenceSENEGAL : Amadou Hott promotes Dakar in London  Africa Intelligence

Senegal’s Camara proud after breaking Montpellier appearance record - Goal.comSenegal’s Camara proud after breaking Montpellier appearance record  Goal.com

Senegal's Souleymane Camara aiming to extend Montpellier appearance record - BBC SportSenegal's Souleymane Camara aiming to extend Montpellier appearance record  BBC Sport

Senegal striking sensation Mane vows to bring more silverware to Liverpool - IOLSenegal striking sensation Mane vows to bring more silverware to Liverpool  IOL

Senegal's remote cannabis growers evade crackdown - Daily NationSenegal's remote cannabis growers evade crackdown  Daily Nation

Regulate to Build a Strong Local Economy - Africa Oil & PowerRegulate to Build a Strong Local Economy  Africa Oil & Power

Gigi Hadid travelled to Senegal, posts make fans emotional - Republic World - Republic WorldGigi Hadid travelled to Senegal, posts make fans emotional - Republic World  Republic World

Chesser 'confirms' high-grade gold discovery in Senegal - www.miningnews.netChesser 'confirms' high-grade gold discovery in Senegal  www.miningnews.net

SENEGAL: Macky Sall orders rehabilitation of Mbeubeuss landfill site - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: Macky Sall orders rehabilitation of Mbeubeuss landfill site  AFRIK 21

'Vaginal tobacco', a risky cocktail for West African women - SciDev.Net'Vaginal tobacco', a risky cocktail for West African women  SciDev.Net

Akon To Build A Crypto-Based City In Dakar, Senegal - SA CryptoAkon To Build A Crypto-Based City In Dakar, Senegal  SA Crypto

Best African football teams of 2019 - The Africa ReportBest African football teams of 2019  The Africa Report

Erdogan continues his 'leader diplomacy' during second stop on Africa trip, Gambia - Daily SabahErdogan continues his 'leader diplomacy' during second stop on Africa trip, Gambia  Daily Sabah

Akon Just Signed A Deal To Establish "Akon City" in Senegal - Celebrity Net WorthAkon Just Signed A Deal To Establish "Akon City" in Senegal  Celebrity Net Worth

Fighting FGM in Senegal | Close Up | Human Rights - Aljazeera.comFighting FGM in Senegal | Close Up | Human Rights  Aljazeera.com

Senegal inaugurates largest mosque in West Africa - Al Jazeera AmericaSenegal inaugurates largest mosque in West Africa  Al Jazeera America

In Senegal, Climate Change Is Robbing Thousands of Their Homes - The NationIn Senegal, Climate Change Is Robbing Thousands of Their Homes  The Nation

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

Police forces deployed in central Dakar, Senegal - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPolice forces deployed in central Dakar, Senegal - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

France returns Omar Tall's sword to Senegal - BBC NewsFrance returns Omar Tall's sword to Senegal  BBC News

Senegal chaining: Head teacher receives suspended sentence - BBC NewsSenegal chaining: Head teacher receives suspended sentence  BBC News

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

Adorable Senegal Bushbaby Enjoys Being Groomed With Toothbrush - Sputnik InternationalAdorable Senegal Bushbaby Enjoys Being Groomed With Toothbrush  Sputnik International

Senegal block offering courts controversy - Upstream OnlineSenegal block offering courts controversy  Upstream Online

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

Senegal Launches First Ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference & Exhibition - Africa Oil & PowerSenegal Launches First Ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference & Exhibition  Africa Oil & Power

Cancer in Senegal: 'I had to sell everything to pay for treatment' - BBC NewsCancer in Senegal: 'I had to sell everything to pay for treatment'  BBC News

Senegal: Failure to End Abuses in Quranic Schools - Human Rights WatchSenegal: Failure to End Abuses in Quranic Schools  Human Rights Watch

China, Senegal continue to deepen comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Senegal continue to deepen comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law - ReutersSenegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law  Reuters

Senegal Oil & Power 2020 - Africa Oil & PowerSenegal Oil & Power 2020  Africa Oil & Power

Largest mosque in West Africa opens in Senegal - Anadolu AgencyLargest mosque in West Africa opens in Senegal  Anadolu Agency

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

Senegal Plans 2020 Eurobonds as Debt Costs Decline to Record - BloombergSenegal Plans 2020 Eurobonds as Debt Costs Decline to Record  Bloomberg

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

In pics: Obelisk in Dakar, Senegal - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaIn pics: Obelisk in Dakar, Senegal - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Soaring arches, broken tiles: why Gaudí’s style was perfect for Senegal - The GuardianSoaring arches, broken tiles: why Gaudí’s style was perfect for Senegal  The Guardian

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

Senegal to offer 10 offshore blocks in 2020 license round - WorldOilSenegal to offer 10 offshore blocks in 2020 license round  WorldOil

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

Senegal: Africa's new surfing hot spot - Deutsche WelleSenegal: Africa's new surfing hot spot  Deutsche Welle

Close friendship between Senegal and India - International report - RFIClose friendship between Senegal and India - International report  RFI

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, a Muslim Country that Can't Get Enough Christmas - VOA NewsSenegal, a Muslim Country that Can't Get Enough Christmas  VOA News

Colette Senghor, wife of Senegal's poet-president, dies in France - Al Jazeera EnglishColette Senghor, wife of Senegal's poet-president, dies in France  Al Jazeera English

Senegal Failing to Prevent Abuse at Quranic Schools, Rights Group Says - VOA NewsSenegal Failing to Prevent Abuse at Quranic Schools, Rights Group Says  VOA News

6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal - The Associated Press6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal  The Associated Press