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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Senegal, Morocco, Caymans added to FATF watchlist - The HinduSenegal, Morocco, Caymans added to FATF watchlist  The Hindu

Senegal Strips Immunity From Opposition Leader Accused of Rape - BloombergSenegal Strips Immunity From Opposition Leader Accused of Rape  Bloomberg

Senegal launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign with Chinas Sinopharm - Business StandardSenegal launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign with Chinas Sinopharm  Business Standard

Senegal begins covid-19 vaccination with doses from China's Sinopharm - Africanews EnglishSenegal begins covid-19 vaccination with doses from China's Sinopharm  Africanews English

Senegal launches vaccination campaign with China's Sinopharm - KOKI FOX 23Senegal launches vaccination campaign with China's Sinopharm  KOKI FOX 23

'Immense joy' as Senegal begins public COVID-19 vaccination - CGTN'Immense joy' as Senegal begins public COVID-19 vaccination  CGTN

Endeavour hikes 2021 guidance, proceeds with Senegal expansion - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyEndeavour hikes 2021 guidance, proceeds with Senegal expansion  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

ARC Replica Payout, Senegal 2020 - Internal Evaluation - Senegal - ReliefWebARC Replica Payout, Senegal 2020 - Internal Evaluation - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal Set to Begin Vaccinations With Frontline Health Staff - BloombergSenegal Set to Begin Vaccinations With Frontline Health Staff  Bloomberg

Senegal kickstarts vaccination drive, health minister calls it historic - Republic TVSenegal kickstarts vaccination drive, health minister calls it historic  Republic TV

Information and consultation meeting on the avian influenza epidemic in Senegal and Mauritania - UNESCO.orgInformation and consultation meeting on the avian influenza epidemic in Senegal and Mauritania  UNESCO.org

"Senegal have some room for improvement," says Alkaly Ndour - FIBA AfroBasket 2021 - Qualifiers - FIBA"Senegal have some room for improvement," says Alkaly Ndour - FIBA AfroBasket 2021 - Qualifiers  FIBA

Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China - ReutersSenegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China  Reuters

Senegal Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign with Chinaís Sinopharm - Africanews EnglishSenegal Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign with Chinaís Sinopharm  Africanews English

Senegalís savannah jockey dreams of international glory - WIONSenegalís savannah jockey dreams of international glory  WION

Clashes in Senegal after opposition leader Sonko accused of rape - Africanews EnglishClashes in Senegal after opposition leader Sonko accused of rape  Africanews English

WFP Senegal Country Brief, January 2021 - Senegal - ReliefWebWFP Senegal Country Brief, January 2021 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal: Opposition leader Sonko may see parliamentary immunity lifted - Africanews EnglishSenegal: Opposition leader Sonko may see parliamentary immunity lifted  Africanews English

Senegal kicks off vaccination drive with China's vaccines - Daijiworld.comSenegal kicks off vaccination drive with China's vaccines  Daijiworld.com

China to continue to support Senegal's economic stabilization -- Chinese ambassador - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina to continue to support Senegal's economic stabilization -- Chinese ambassador - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Senegal rebels face defeat as locals back army offensive - Africanews EnglishSenegal rebels face defeat as locals back army offensive  Africanews English

Senegalís Makhtar Diop to head International Finance Corporation - The Africa ReportSenegalís Makhtar Diop to head International Finance Corporation  The Africa Report

Luxury Fashion Brand RCSLA Visit Senegal Taking Stunning Photo & Video Shoot Just in Time for Black History Month - PRNewswireLuxury Fashion Brand RCSLA Visit Senegal Taking Stunning Photo & Video Shoot Just in Time for Black History Month  PRNewswire

Rebels in Senegal's Casamance under pressure after offensive - FRANCE 24Rebels in Senegal's Casamance under pressure after offensive  FRANCE 24

Senegal kicks off COVID-19 vaccination campaign - Republic WorldSenegal kicks off COVID-19 vaccination campaign  Republic World

Senegal says troops overrun rebel camps in Casamance region - Africanews EnglishSenegal says troops overrun rebel camps in Casamance region  Africanews English

Gangster Ravi Pujari, extradited from Senegal, to be produced in Bombay Sessions Court - Zee NewsGangster Ravi Pujari, extradited from Senegal, to be produced in Bombay Sessions Court  Zee News

Sahara Dust Chokes Senegal's Capital, Disrupts Fishing - U.S. News & World ReportSahara Dust Chokes Senegal's Capital, Disrupts Fishing  U.S. News & World Report

Senegal confirms presence of UK coronavirus variant - ReutersSenegal confirms presence of UK coronavirus variant  Reuters

Bird flu caused deaths of 750 pelicans at Senegal bird sanctuary - The GuardianBird flu caused deaths of 750 pelicans at Senegal bird sanctuary  The Guardian

750 pelicans perish at bird park in Senegal - Anadolu Agency750 pelicans perish at bird park in Senegal  Anadolu Agency

Correction: Fitch Affirms United Bank for Africa Senegal at 'B-'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsCorrection: Fitch Affirms United Bank for Africa Senegal at 'B-'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Senegal launches vaccination campaign - Yahoo SportsSenegal launches vaccination campaign  Yahoo Sports

Senegalís ex-finance minister to head World Bankís private sector unit - Financial TimesSenegalís ex-finance minister to head World Bankís private sector unit  Financial Times

Go early, go hard and keep it simple: how Senegal is staying ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic - World Economic ForumGo early, go hard and keep it simple: how Senegal is staying ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic  World Economic Forum

Senegal, Cameroon, Benin and Ghana: Meet Africaís latest stars of the start-up world - The Africa ReportSenegal, Cameroon, Benin and Ghana: Meet Africaís latest stars of the start-up world  The Africa Report

More than 700 dead pelicans found in Senegal World Heritage site - CNNMore than 700 dead pelicans found in Senegal World Heritage site  CNN

Senegal's health minister gets a shot of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine - CGTNSenegal's health minister gets a shot of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine  CGTN

Air Senegal takes off from Dakar to Milan Malpensa - anna.aero - anna.aeroAir Senegal takes off from Dakar to Milan Malpensa - anna.aero  anna.aero

Senegal pays $3.7 mln for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine - ReutersSenegal pays $3.7 mln for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine  Reuters

SENEGAL: An Initiative involving restaurants in the fight against pollution - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: An Initiative involving restaurants in the fight against pollution  AFRIK 21

Surfing culture booms in Senegal's Dakar - Daily SabahSurfing culture booms in Senegal's Dakar  Daily Sabah

Senegal pays $3.7 million for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine - ReutersSenegal pays $3.7 million for 200,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine  Reuters

More than 700 pelicans found dead in Senegal world heritage site - The GuardianMore than 700 pelicans found dead in Senegal world heritage site  The Guardian

Pabi Gueye takes charge of Senegal - FIBA AfroBasket 2021 - Qualifiers - FIBAPabi Gueye takes charge of Senegal - FIBA AfroBasket 2021 - Qualifiers  FIBA

AfroBasket rivalries - Why can't Angola beat Senegal anymore? - FIBAAfroBasket rivalries - Why can't Angola beat Senegal anymore?  FIBA

Al Qaeda's Growing Threat To Senegal - Critical Threats ProjectAl Qaeda's Growing Threat To Senegal  Critical Threats Project

Senegal begins Covid-19 vaccine rollout - News24Senegal begins Covid-19 vaccine rollout  News24

Swallowed by the sea: Senegalís historic slave port teeters on the edge of environmental disaster - Telegraph.co.ukSwallowed by the sea: Senegalís historic slave port teeters on the edge of environmental disaster  Telegraph.co.uk

Turkish Red Crescent building water well in Senegal - Anadolu AgencyTurkish Red Crescent building water well in Senegal  Anadolu Agency

Hundreds of pelicans found dead in Senegal World Heritage site - ReutersHundreds of pelicans found dead in Senegal World Heritage site  Reuters

Senegal: Floods in Dakar and ThiŤs - Operation Update no.1, DREF nį MDRSN017 - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal: Floods in Dakar and ThiŤs - Operation Update no.1, DREF nį MDRSN017 - Senegal  ReliefWeb

SENEGAL: Government closes Djoudj Park after 750 pelicans die - AFRIK 21SENEGAL: Government closes Djoudj Park after 750 pelicans die  AFRIK 21

Sadio Mane: Senegal and Liverpool superstarís rise to the top - Goal.comSadio Mane: Senegal and Liverpool superstarís rise to the top  Goal.com

Turkish president meets Guinea-Bissau, Senegal leaders - Anadolu AgencyTurkish president meets Guinea-Bissau, Senegal leaders  Anadolu Agency

How 60,000 Metric Tons of Salt are Harvested from Senegalís Lake Retba - EaterHow 60,000 Metric Tons of Salt are Harvested from Senegalís Lake Retba  Eater

Relapsing fever in a traveller returning from Senegal - CMAJRelapsing fever in a traveller returning from Senegal  CMAJ

Senegal's Ndoye "We want to stay unbeaten" - FIBA AfroBasket 2021 - Qualifiers - FIBASenegal's Ndoye "We want to stay unbeaten" - FIBA AfroBasket 2021 - Qualifiers  FIBA

Senegal striker Diagne joins West Brom on loan - SportstarSenegal striker Diagne joins West Brom on loan  Sportstar

3 Teens Arrested in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal - The New York Times3 Teens Arrested in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal  The New York Times

Woodside confirms slight delay to Sangomar development off Senegal - Upstream OnlineWoodside confirms slight delay to Sangomar development off Senegal  Upstream Online

Toure Called Up to Senegal National Team - EMU EaglesToure Called Up to Senegal National Team  EMU Eagles

Protests erupt in Senegal after opposition leader is accused of rape - IOLProtests erupt in Senegal after opposition leader is accused of rape  IOL

Air Senegal Wants To Launch Wet Lease US Flights In Early September - Simple FlyingAir Senegal Wants To Launch Wet Lease US Flights In Early September  Simple Flying

Travel - Teraanga: The word that defines Senegal - BBC NewsTravel - Teraanga: The word that defines Senegal  BBC News

Yellow fever Ė Senegal - WHO/EuropeYellow fever Ė Senegal  WHO/Europe

How Senegal has set the standard on COVID-19 - DevexHow Senegal has set the standard on COVID-19  Devex

Senegal: Protests held against new night curfews - Anadolu AgencySenegal: Protests held against new night curfews  Anadolu Agency

Over 500 Fishermen Hit By Mysterious Skin Disease In Senegal - NDTVOver 500 Fishermen Hit By Mysterious Skin Disease In Senegal  NDTV

Senegal extends state of emergency amid virus surge - Anadolu AgencySenegal extends state of emergency amid virus surge  Anadolu Agency

Senegal declares state of emergency amid virus surge - Anadolu AgencySenegal declares state of emergency amid virus surge  Anadolu Agency

Rapper Akon plans $6 billion ĎAkon Cityí in Senegal homeland - The HinduRapper Akon plans $6 billion ĎAkon Cityí in Senegal homeland  The Hindu

With Solid Strategies And A Human Touch, Senegal Aims To Fend Off COVID-19 : Goats and Soda - NPRWith Solid Strategies And A Human Touch, Senegal Aims To Fend Off COVID-19 : Goats and Soda  NPR

Demand in China Is Helping Wipe Out Senegal's Last Rosewood Forests - The Wire ScienceDemand in China Is Helping Wipe Out Senegal's Last Rosewood Forests  The Wire Science

Senegal: Visitors in caged vehicles observe wildlife - Anadolu AgencySenegal: Visitors in caged vehicles observe wildlife  Anadolu Agency

Diary Sow: Talented Senegal student 'sorry' after disappearing in France - BBC NewsDiary Sow: Talented Senegal student 'sorry' after disappearing in France  BBC News

UAE's DP World signs deal to develop $1 billion new Senegal port - MoneycontrolUAE's DP World signs deal to develop $1 billion new Senegal port  Moneycontrol

Senegal : What French investigators know so far about Diary Sowís disappearance - The Africa ReportSenegal : What French investigators know so far about Diary Sowís disappearance  The Africa Report

Senegal Sees 2023 Start for $4.8 Billion BP-Backed Project - BloombergQuintSenegal Sees 2023 Start for $4.8 Billion BP-Backed Project  BloombergQuint

Senegal, Home of West African Gas Megaprojects, Hosts Major Energy Transition Event - Africanews EnglishSenegal, Home of West African Gas Megaprojects, Hosts Major Energy Transition Event  Africanews English

Senegal mourns those who drowned migrating - InfoMigrantsSenegal mourns those who drowned migrating  InfoMigrants

'Deadliest Shipwreck of 2020': 140 Europe-Bound Immigrants Drown Off Senegal Coast - The Wire'Deadliest Shipwreck of 2020': 140 Europe-Bound Immigrants Drown Off Senegal Coast  The Wire

What's driving the deadly migrant surge from Senegal to the Canary Islands? - The New HumanitarianWhat's driving the deadly migrant surge from Senegal to the Canary Islands?  The New Humanitarian

Senegal President Macky Sall Dissolves Government - Voice of AmericaSenegal President Macky Sall Dissolves Government  Voice of America

Virtual Cancer Control Assessment in Senegal by IAEA and Partners | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencyVirtual Cancer Control Assessment in Senegal by IAEA and Partners | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Covid-19 cases hit 20,000 mark in Senegal, locals urge mask mandate - Africanews EnglishCovid-19 cases hit 20,000 mark in Senegal, locals urge mask mandate  Africanews English

Localized communication plans help Senegal control COVID-19 - Brookings InstitutionLocalized communication plans help Senegal control COVID-19  Brookings Institution

ONGC Videsh signs agreements to acquire FAR stake in Senegal blocks - Business StandardONGC Videsh signs agreements to acquire FAR stake in Senegal blocks  Business Standard

The energy to stay: Senegal's village of women - Aljazeera.comThe energy to stay: Senegal's village of women  Aljazeera.com

Senegal: At least 140 migrants die after boat sinks - The Indian ExpressSenegal: At least 140 migrants die after boat sinks  The Indian Express

Senegal Cautions Against Private-Debt Relief for African Nations - BloombergQuintSenegal Cautions Against Private-Debt Relief for African Nations  BloombergQuint

Strengthening the Resilience of 80000 Farmers in Senegal - Senegal - ReliefWebStrengthening the Resilience of 80000 Farmers in Senegal - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal announces bird flu outbreak - Anadolu AgencySenegal announces bird flu outbreak  Anadolu Agency

Senegal : First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Quantitative Targets-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal - International Monetary FundSenegal : First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Quantitative Targets-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal  International Monetary Fund

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Senegal - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Senegal  International Monetary Fund

Senegal Pilgrimage Tests Resistance to COVID-19 - Council on Foreign RelationsSenegal Pilgrimage Tests Resistance to COVID-19  Council on Foreign Relations

Oz co blocks ONGC armís bid in Senegal - Times of IndiaOz co blocks ONGC armís bid in Senegal  Times of India

Senegal World Cup hero Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42 - ESPN IndiaSenegal World Cup hero Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42  ESPN India

Senegal welcomes donation of 200 tablet devices to ensure learning never stops - Senegal - ReliefWebSenegal welcomes donation of 200 tablet devices to ensure learning never stops - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Senegal: Floods - Sep 2020 - ReliefWebSenegal: Floods - Sep 2020  ReliefWeb