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 - CIA World Fact Book
Senegal - BBC
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Senegal opens new international airport | News | phillytrib.com - The Philadelphia Tribune

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Senegal opens new international airport | News | phillytrib.com
The Philadelphia Tribune
DIASS, Senegal — Senegal's new international airport was opening its runways Thursday as the West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.
Senegal economy hopes for takeoff as new airport opens | Business ...Business Recorder
Senegal economy hoping for takeoff with new airportLuxora Leader
Senegal opens new worldwide airport with financial hopes | Kaplan ...Kaplan Herald

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Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy - New York Times

New York Times

Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy
New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — A decade after construction began, Senegal opened a new airport on Thursday, the centerpiece of an ambitious plan to try to catapult the nation to become a top economic player in West Africa. President Macky Sall and other officials ...
Senegal opens new $600m airport built over 10 yearsafricanews
Hope for economic boost as Senegal unveils new airporteNCA
Senegal opens new international airport with economic hopesSeattle Times
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In Senegal, girls are breaking the rules to get in the game - The Hindu

The Hindu

In Senegal, girls are breaking the rules to get in the game
The Hindu
One of the girls, shrugging off such opinion, scatters crushed charcoal to outline the goalposts and launches a football into the air. Sadly the jeers and attitudes of these young men are common in Senegal. Across the country traditional gender roles ...



The girls in Senegal playing football in public to fight for equality - iNews

iNews

The girls in Senegal playing football in public to fight for equality
iNews
Sadly the jeers and attitudes of these young men are common in Senegal. Across the country traditional gender roles are ingrained in national psyche and enforced from a very young age. Despite Article 31 of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the ...



Brit tracks phone to Senegal weeks after it was stolen | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Brit tracks phone to Senegal weeks after it was stolen | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Richard Walker, from Suffolk, lost his iPhone two weeks ago before using a tacking app to find it - only to discover it had somehow made its way 2800 miles away to Senegal.

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A battle for power in Turkey faces resistance in Senegal - Quartz

Quartz

A battle for power in Turkey faces resistance in Senegal
Quartz
One Saturday evening last January, hundreds of children and parents gathered in the schoolyard of Collège Bosphore in Senegal's capital, bouncing to the sounds of a hip-hop concert being broadcast on national TV. Despite the festive mood of the crowd ...

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PICTURES: Senegal takes more overhauled Mi-24s - Flightglobal

Flightglobal

PICTURES: Senegal takes more overhauled Mi-24s
Flightglobal
Poland's WZL-1 military aviation works in Lodz on 30 November transferred to the Senegal air force the remaining two of three overhauled Mil Mi-24V attack helicopters. The handover followed the completion of acceptance flights performed by Polish and ...



Senegal: Video of Chad Ex-Dictator's Trial - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Senegal: Video of Chad Ex-Dictator's Trial
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Human Rights Watch today released a new video “The Trial of Hissène Habré,” about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator. The video is being released as Habré's victims step up their campaign to receive the reparations they ...



Moroccan Billionaire Anas Sefrioui Loses Land Allocation In Senegal - Forbes

Forbes

Moroccan Billionaire Anas Sefrioui Loses Land Allocation In Senegal
Forbes
Mfonobong Nsehe , Contributor I chronicle Africa's success stories and track its richest people Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Senegal's President Macky Sall has reportedly cancelled a land allocation of 10,000 hectares that ...



Senegal's sports minister Matar Ba aiming for the World Cup semi-finals - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Senegal's sports minister Matar Ba aiming for the World Cup semi-finals
BBC Sport
Senegal's sports minister, Matar Ba, says the Teranga Lions are aiming to do better than any other African nation at the World Cup and reach the semi-finals next year. In Russia, Senegal are in Group H along with Poland, Colombia and Japan. In 2002, at ...

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