Senegal : News

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Authorities Urged to Tackle Floods to Beat Crime

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In the low-lying seafront city of Dakar in Senegal, floods are fast becoming a regular occurrence. (AllAfrica)

Makkassa Hoping for a Good Result in Dakar

[CAF] Egypt will have a completely new representative in the elite African club championship this term in debutants Misr Makkassa, who travel to Dakar this weekend as guests of Senegal champions, Generation Foot, in the first leg clash of the preliminary round. (AllAfrica)

Rihanna Makes it to Dakar, Despite 'Ban'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The pair urged world leaders and donors to scale up support for schooling (AllAfrica)

Rihanna 'Not Welcome in Senegal' - Religious Groups

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Expected in Senegal on Friday, the singer has reportedly been told she is not welcome by 30 religious organizations part of a group called "No to Freemasonry and homosexuality". Some of its members suspect her of belonging to the Illuminati, according to Jeune Afrique. (AllAfrica)

Rihanna, Pres Macron to Promote Child Education in Senegal

[Capital FM] Robyn Rihanna Fenty commonly known by her middle name 'Rihanna' will be in Senegal on February 2, 2018, for the Global Partnership for Education Conference.  The conference aimed at promoting children's education through her charity organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation will be hosted in Dakar, with various global decision-makers in attendance. During the trip, Riri is also set to meet school children in Senegal's capital, Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Protests Subside Following Shooting of Fisherman

[VOA] Calm has returned to the city of Saint-Louis in northern Senegal, following violent protests and the looting of shops belonging to Mauritanian nationals on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Air Peace Begins Flights to Freetown, Banjul, Dakar

[This Day] One of Nigeria's leading airlines, Air Peace has announced a new date for the launch of its flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal. (AllAfrica)

What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030

[The Conversation Africa] Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital need for industries and households. But more than 40% of residents of the world's least developed countries don't have access to electricity. In developed countries that figure is only 10%. (AllAfrica)

Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States

[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase. (AllAfrica)

How Much Will Gambia Pay to Senegal for Electricity Supply?

[Foroyaa] It has been revealed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy and the NAWEC Management, that the North Bank Region of The Gambia receives supply from Senegal. They did not say at what cost. (AllAfrica)

Govt Vows to Hunt Down Casamance Gunmen

[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's government has launched an inquiry into the killing of 13 loggers in the southern region of Casamance. It's the first upsurge in violence in the isolated region in years. (AllAfrica)

Sangue Bi 'Aduna' Album Hits Senegal

[The Point] The artist Sangue Bi last week presented his second album entitled "Aduna" and took the opportunity to unveil his ambition to revive reggae in Senegal; reconnect with its popularity of the year. (AllAfrica)

Gunmen Kill 13 in Restive Casamance Region

[Deutsche Welle] The attack is one of the worst to occur in Senegal's southern region in recent years. The army says it is not clear whether the gunmen were members of the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces for Casamance (MFDC). (AllAfrica)

Bringing Cinema to Senegal - By Bicycle!

[RFI] In Senegal this month, a movie club has started in the remote south-east Kédougou region, near the border with Mali and Guinea. But because there is almost no electricity in the area, the films are shown, under the stars, by using a projector that's powered by a bicycle. (AllAfrica)

Closing Africa's Wealth Gap

[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Boxer Outclasses Senegalese 75kg Boxing Champion

[Foroyaa] Gambia's renowned Boxer, Foday Badjie has routed Senegalese 75kg boxing Champion, Modou Baba Faal on Saturday. The combat was held in commemoration of Mandela Day in Senegal and Foday being the winner scooped the Mandela Belt on stake. (AllAfrica)

Battling to Protect Gorée Island's Legacy of Slavery

[RFI] Worried about their future, island nations like the Maldives or Fiji raise the alarm every year during the environment summit COP 23 on the impact of rising sea levels. But for small islands, it's the past they're worried about, and watching their history wash away. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Leopold Sedar Senghor On His Death Anniversary

[This is Africa] Greetings Africa on the day Senegalese poet, politician and 1st President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, died. The African socialist was associated with the Négritude movement and was the founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party. Here are some of his quotes: (AllAfrica)

Jury Still Out On Huge Mangrove Regeneration Project in Senegal

[IRIN] Bagadadji -Author Note (AllAfrica)

Air Traffic Controllers on Strike Days After New Airport Opens

[VOA] Air traffic controllers at Senegal's new international airport have gone on strike just days after the facility opened. Flights to and from Dakar's Blaise Diagne International Airport were canceled Friday after controllers announced they would strike for 24 hours. (AllAfrica)

Concern Over Missing Senegalese Tourist

[New Era] Walvis Bay -Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, has expressed concern over the wellbeing of a 37-year-old Senegalese tourist, who went missing two days ago in the Erongo region. (AllAfrica)

Fuel Scarcity - SSS, Others Wade Into Planned Strike By Pengassan

[Premium Times] The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, last night stepped up consultations with key agencies of government in a last ditch effort to avert the impending nationwide strike it declared last Friday. (AllAfrica)

A Move Toward Justice for Senegal's Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers - along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol - picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Boxer Foday Off to Fight Senegal's Champion

[Foroyaa] Boxer Foday Badjie has left Gambian shores for his proposed fight with Senegal's champion Modou Baba Fall, Foroyaa Sport understands. (AllAfrica)

Rescued From Libya, Jobless Senegalese Migrants Likely to Return

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Senegal has some of the highest numbers of young men who get trafficked, imprisoned and sold in lawless Libya while trying to reach Europe (AllAfrica)

A Move Toward Justice for Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers -- along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol -- picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Trio Handed FIFA Club World Cup 2017 Opener

[CAF] The spotlight will be on African referees at the impending FIFA Club World Cup 2017 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the appointment of Senegalese trio, Malang Diedhiou, Djibril Camara and Malick Samba for the opening match, between Al Jazira (UAE) and Auckland City of New Zealand. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Senegal Carry Africa's World Cup Hopes - Top Coach

[Vanguard] Blacks Stars of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said Nigeria and Senegal will carry the hope of the Africa continent at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

CAF Offers $500, 000 to African World Cup Teams

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$2,5 million to assist African teams at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup prepare for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Draw - the Details

[RFI] France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June in Kazan against Australia. (AllAfrica)

Minister Calls for Scientific Integration in Africa

[Economic Commission for Africa] The fourth Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation Agenda opened in Dakar Tuesday with Senegal's Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation, Mary Teuw Niane, calling on Africa to pull its resources together to produce a critical mass of scientists and researchers to help find solutions to problems besetting the continent. (AllAfrica)