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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El Hadji Diouf: I am not a bad guy, says controversial Senegal great - BBC News

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El Hadji Diouf: I am not a bad guy, says controversial Senegal great
BBC News
El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. But in England, he is remembered more ...
'Senegal is bigger than Liverpool' – Diouf in fresh Gerrard swipeGoal.com
El Hadji Diouf:'Mr Senegal 'bigger than 'Mr LiverpoolThe Nation Newspaper
El Hadji Diouf: Senegal is bigger than Liverpool and Steven Gerrard has to know thatLiverpool Echo
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Air Senegal buys two planes worth €50M each at Bourget fair - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Air Senegal buys two planes worth €50M each at Bourget fair
Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
(Ecofin Agency) - As it plans to restart its operations at the end of the year, Air Senegal ordered at the Bourget Airshow, the first two planes of its fleet. These are two ATR 72-600 worth €50 million each. The money for the planes was secured through ...



DLA Piper continues Africa expansion as Senegal and Tunisia firms ... - Legal Week

Legal Week

DLA Piper continues Africa expansion as Senegal and Tunisia firms ...
Legal Week
New additions mean firm's Africa network now covers 19 countries on the continent.

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Setting Senegal's young footballers an educational example - BBC ... - BBC News

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Setting Senegal's young footballers an educational example - BBC ...
BBC News
How former Liverpool footballer Salif Diao is trying to ensure aspiring players do not abandon school to pursue a career.

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Senegal artist a legend fusing West African, modern dance - New Pittsburgh Courier

New Pittsburgh Courier

Senegal artist a legend fusing West African, modern dance
New Pittsburgh Courier
STUDENTS REHEARSE—Carmelita Siwa, 24, from Benin, stretches with other students before rehearsal at the Ecole des Sables founded by legendary Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germain Acognyin in Toubab Diallaw, Senegal May 23, 2017.



52 migrants from Nigeria, The Gambia, Senegal die in Sahara Desert - P.M. News

P.M. News

52 migrants from Nigeria, The Gambia, Senegal die in Sahara Desert
P.M. News
The UN migration agency, however, regretted 52 migrants, mostly from The Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire, died over the period, according to its statement on Tuesday. “We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded in ...
51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desertNational Post

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Sables face Senegal | The Herald - The Herald

The Herald

Sables face Senegal | The Herald
The Herald
SABLES coach Cyprian “Super” Mandenge believes they have done everything they can to overcome Senegal in a crucial Rugby Africa Gold Cup opening ...
Sables expect tough Senegal game - DailyNews LiveDailyNews

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Air Senegal orders two ATR aircraft in 50 million euro deal: ministry ... - Reuters

Air Senegal orders two ATR aircraft in 50 million euro deal: ministry ...
Reuters
Air Senegal SA has ordered two ATR 72-600 aircraft in a 50 million euro ($56 million) deal as the new flagship carrier seeks to build up a fleet ahead of its ...

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Senegal's Casamance hopes for new era of peace - France 24 - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Senegal's Casamance hopes for new era of peace - France 24
FRANCE 24
"Neither war nor peace." That's how residents of Casamance, a region in southern Senegal, describe the conflict that long blighted their fertile land. With the lull ...

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Diouf hits out at Gerrard - The Herald

The Herald

Diouf hits out at Gerrard
The Herald
“I have no problem with him,” the retired Senegal international said. “Gerrard is a strong character and I am a strong character. “'Stevie G' was a very good player, people like him in Liverpool but he never did anything for his country. “I am Mr El ...
Steven Gerrard did nothing for England, says ex Liverpool team-mate DioufThe Westmorland Gazette

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