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Senegalese MPs Receive Over D245, 000 Monthly Salary

[The Point] Members of Parliament (MP) in Senegal receive monthly salary of CFA3 million, equivalent to D246, 000, per month, according to reports by the Senegalese media. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese-Born German MP Fights for Re-Election Amidst Hate, Anger

[Deutsche Welle] Karamba Diaby is Germany's first African-born MP. Now he's fighting to get re-elected. Despite threats and racist insults, he's determined not to give up. DW's Daniel Pelz reports from Diaby's hometown of Halle. (AllAfrica)

Activists in Dakar Demand End to Colonial-era Currency

[VOA] Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. Passions over the issue have been reignited since Senegal arrested and expelled an activist for burning a CFA bill at a rally last month. (AllAfrica)

Success Against Salt - Farmers Battle Major Climate Change Threat

[IRIN] Dioffior -Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves, and disruption of fish stocks. But most pernicious of all is the salinization of soil across large tracts of coastal and riverine farmland. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's D'Tigers Overpower Senegal, Zoom Into Afrobasket Final

[Premium Times] The Nigeria senior men's basketball team, D'Tigers, have qualified for the final of the 2017 Afrobasket championship following their hard-earned 76-71 win over Senegal on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

President Sisi Sends Message to Senegal's President

[Egypt Online] Senegalese President Macky Sall received a message from President Abdel Fatah El Sisi expressing Egypt's appreciation of Dakar's support for Moshira Khattab, the Egyptian candidate to the post of director general of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's d'Tigers Face Very Tough Senegal in Afrobasket Semis

[Premium Times] Nigeria's D'Tigers are the defending champions while Friday opponents, Senegal are trying to reach the final for the first time since 2005. (AllAfrica)

Basketball - Sport Official Defends More Attitudes in Senegal Match

[ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the Angolan Olympic Committee (COA), Gustavo da Conceição, Wednesday in Luanda defended the need for the national senior male team players to enter in the game with more attitude and determination in finalizing the throws aiming to win Thursday's game against Senegal in the quarterfinals of Afrobasket in Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Basketball - Coa Recommends More Attitude in Game Against Senegal

[ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the Angolan Olympic Committee (COA) Gustavo da Conceição Wednesday in Luanda recommended the national senior men team determination to ensure the win on Thursday's game against Senegal at 08:30 pm in the quarterfinals of Afrobasket in Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Mbour Petite Côte Wins 2017 Coupe Du Senegal

[CAF] Mbour Petite Côte (MPC) have won the 2017 Coupe du Senegal after beating city rivals Stade de Mbour 1-0 in the final played on Saturday, 9 September 2017 at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Host Ghana, Senegal Progress in WAFU Cup

[CAF] Host Ghana and Senegal have booked their places at the next stage of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations after hard fought wins on the opening day of the sub-regional tournament on Saturday in Cape Coast. (AllAfrica)

Dakar Deports Activist For Burning Franc CFA

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A pan-African activist campaigning for an end to the use of the French-backed Franc CFA has been thrown out of Senegal. Kemi Séba, a Beninoise born in France, was arrested for burning a 5000frs note in protest in August. He was set free by the courts but the government decided to expel him from the country with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Fifa Orders 2016 World Cup Qualifier to be Replayed

[FIFA] The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016. (AllAfrica)

South Africa Contests FIFA Ruling to Replay Senegal

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE South African Football Association (SAFA) hinted at challenging the decision by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to replay the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal. According to FIFA, the decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation. FIFA's Disciplinary and Appeal Committees imposed the ruling. In their letter, FIFA further suggests that the match, which So (AllAfrica)

Basketball - National Squad Leave for Dakar

[ANGOP] Luanda -The country's senior males National Basketball Team left on Wednesday morning for Dakar City to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afrobasket2017), to be co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia, from 8 to 16 August. (AllAfrica)

Senegambia Private-Public Sector Forum Due in Dakar

[The Point] The Senegalo-Gambia Permanent Secretariat, in collaboration with the Senegalese-Gambian Association for Integration and Socio-economic Development, is set to stage a two-day networking forum for both the public and private sector institutions in Senegal from the 5 to 6 October 2017 at the King Fahad Palace hotel in Dakar, Senegal. (AllAfrica)

Cisse Unveils Squad for Burkina Faso Double

[CAF] Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has announced a 26-man squad for next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier double-header against Burkina Faso. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Signs Contract to Fight Senegal's King of Boxing

[Foroyaa] Foday Badjie, a Gambian, has signed a deal to fight Senegal's boxing champion Modou Baba Fall, Foroyaa Sport can report. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Are African Champions, Beat Senegal 65-48

[Guardian] Nigeria's women national team, D'Tigresses, yesterday defeated Senegal by 65 points to 48 to make the country the undisputed champions of the sport in the continent. Nigeria also holds the male version of the title. (AllAfrica)

D'Tigress Beat Senegal 60-53 to Win 2017 Afrobasket

[Daily Trust] Nigeria's senior Women basketball team, D'Tigress yesterday defeated arch-rivals Senegal 60-53 in the finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Women Championship in Bamako Mali for their third African title. (AllAfrica)

Five-Star Guinea Complete Total CHAN 2018 Line-Up

[CAF] Guinea completes the line-up for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after a 5-0 win over Senegal on Wednesday in Conakry in their West A Zone second leg clash. (AllAfrica)

D'Tigresses Down Guinea, Ready for Senegal

[Guardian] It was another glorious day in Mali for Nigeria's national women basketball team, D'Tigresses, who beat Guinea yesterday to consolidate their hold on top of Group B at the on-going FIBA Afrobasket Championship. The Nigerians recorded a commanding 106 to 33 points victory over Guinea to set the stage for their last game against defending champions, Senegal. (AllAfrica)

Mai Fatty Assures Senegalese PM of Greater Cooperation in Peace, Security

[Daily Observer] The Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty on Thursday met with the Prime Minister of Senegal Abdoulla Boun Dione, assuring him of greater cooperation in the areas of peace and security. (AllAfrica)

Fatty, Senegal PM Meet in Dakar

[The Point] Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty on Thursday met with the Prime Minister of Senegal Abdoulla Boun Dione, assuring him of greater cooperation in the areas of peace and security. (AllAfrica)

President Barrow Welcomes Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Dakar

[Foroyaa] Fajara 16 August 2017 - President Barrow has stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence among Gambians of all faiths. Receiving Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Dakar today, President Barrow spoke of the need for continued religious tolerance between Christians and Muslims in The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

Total CHAN 2018 - Senegal Down Guinea for First Leg Advantage

[CAF] Senegal took a major step towards a place at the final tournament of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after a 3-1 win over Guinea in their West A Zone final round first leg clash on Tuesday in Pikine. (AllAfrica)

President's Cartoon - Senegalese Journalist Freed From Six Weeks' Detention

[MFWA] A Senegalese journalist was released on August 11, 2017 after spending over a month in detention for sharing a cartoon of President Macky Sall on whatsApp. (AllAfrica)

GTSC Launches New Banjul-Dakar Service

[The Point] Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) on Sunday launched its Express Banjul-Dakar International service. (AllAfrica)

GTSC Launches New Banjul-Dakar-Banjul Service

[Daily Observer] The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) has launched its Express Banjul-Dakar-Banjul International service. (AllAfrica)

Senegal's Ruling Coalition Wins Large Parliamentary Majority

[Deutsche Welle] According to the electoral commission in Senegal, the country's ruling coalition party will take 125 of 165 seats in parliament. This confirmed an expected landslide for supporters of President Macky Sall. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Ruling Party Sweeps Parliamentary Polls

[The Point] The Electoral Commission of Senegal has released on Wednesday, the provisional results of the country's parliamentary elections, held on 30 July 2017. (AllAfrica)