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Regional Workshop On Educational and Training Qualification Systems in Dakar

[Africa Renewal] The internationalisation of educational and training systems, labour markets, and the increased mobility of people and jobs have implications on the ways that skills are recognised, validated and accredited and on cross-border recognition of qualifications. (AllAfrica)

Trials Expose Possible Terror Sleeper Cells

[VOA] As Senegal awaits rulings in the cases of 29 people recently tried on terrorism-related charges, evidence that came out during the trials is making many people in the country uneasy. (AllAfrica)

Leaders Launch New Campaign For Malaria-Free Africa

[RBM] Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease (AllAfrica)

Colombia Ends Africa's World Cup Hopes

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One cannot imagine the weight on the shoulders of 42-year-old Senegalese coach Aliou Cissé and his team as they stepped out on to Cosomos Arena in Samara, Russia. Sheer walls of yellow-adorned Colombian fans made their presence known to Africa's last hope in the World Cup, shouting and dancing ahead of the clash between the Group H rivals. Senegalese supporters were certainly out in force as well in their brightly coloured costumes, making the battle for the ambience of the stadium nearly as pitched (AllAfrica)

The Day That Was - Senegal Victims of Fair Play, Belgium Fan Paints Himself Black

[Daily Maverick] The last 16 have been decided and England won't play Brazil until the final. (AllAfrica)

Africa's World Cup Hopes Rests On Senegal in Colombia Clash

[This Day] St Petersburg -Following Nigeria's exit from the World Cup on Tuesday, despite a valiant effort against Argentina, all eyes will be on Senegal thursday as they play a resurgent Colombia side for a place in the second round of the Russia 2018 World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Is the World Cup a Good Investment for Continent's Teams?

[The Conversation Africa] Each World Cup year African football teams arrive with renewed hopes of making remarkable progress and breaking the grip that Europe and South America have had on this quadrennial tournament for nearly 100 years. Each time, that hope invariably implodes. That surely has to leave African teams with some critical questions. (AllAfrica)

Japan Fends Off Senegal With Spirited Draw

[Foroyaa] Japan- Senegal yesterday encounter ended in a 2-2 draw in the ongoing World Cup games in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Held to a 2-2 Draw By Japan

[FirstTouch] Three African teams have already been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia namely; Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt. Senegal was the first team from the continent to pick up three points in the tournament so far before Nigeria learned from their mistakes and got back in the conversation as they beat Iceland. (AllAfrica)

Teranga Lions Draw Against Japan's Blue Samurai

[allAfrica] Cape Town -How will Senegal's physicality, power and height measure up to the speed and energy of the Blue Samurai in Russia's artistic city of Ekaterinberg. On a Sunday no less. The Teranga Lions fans' almost spiritual devotion may bode well for the West Africans. (AllAfrica)

Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina

[IPS] Buenos Aires -Senegalese immigrants began to arrive in Argentina in the 1990s and most of them joined the group of street vendors in Buenos Aires and other cities. But in recent months, they have suffered police brutality, denounced as a campaign of racial persecution. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Musician Akon Launches Cryptocurrency AKoin

[This is Africa] Senegalese musician Akon has started his own cryptocurrency Akoin to compete with bitcoin. Akon intends to go beyond just creating a cryptocurrency, and he also wants to have a "A Real-life Wakanda", a crypto-city run through cryptocurrency in Senegal (AllAfrica)

Senegal Earn Three Important Points

[FirstTouch] After a long wait for a win by an African team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Senegal has finally broken the duck as they marched to a 2-1 victory against Poland. The British media has dubbed the result a 'shock' win but was it really unexpected? Our African football expert, Dennis Takaendesa, boldly predicted that Senegal would top Group H ahead of Colombia, Japan and Poland prior to this match. This is because of the fire-power that the African side possesses as well as their tactical discipline dril (AllAfrica)

Akon to Build Wakanda-Like City in Senegal

[Guardian] Is the futuristic Wakanda is going to be in Senegal? (AllAfrica)

Tidy Senegal Fans Win Praise at World Cup Stadium

[Nairobi News] Fans of Senegal and Japan football teams in Russia have been showered with praises cleaning up after themselves before leaving the stadium. (AllAfrica)

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Wari's CEO Kabirou Mbodje On Why He Wants to Buy Tigo Senegal

[Balancing Act] London -Digital transformation has even in Africa kicked over the whole deck of cards. Everyone wants to do everything and is trying to find where the high margin centre of gravity will end up. Nothing exemplifies the idea more of everything sold turns into air than Wari's desire to buy Tigo Senegal. Russell Southwood spoke recently at Afrobytes to Kabirou Mbodje, CEO, Wari about how his global ambitions and why he wants to buy Tigo Senegal. (AllAfrica)

Meet Coach Aliou Cissé - 10 Things You Need to Know About Him

[This is Africa] Senegal claimed the first African win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup guided by their manager, Aliou Cissé, who is the only black coach at this year's World Cup. Here are 10 interesting things you need to know about The Lions of Teranga (Les Lions de la Teranga) coach. (AllAfrica)

Teranga Lions Devour Poland in 2 - 1 Win

[allAfrica] Cape Town -You had to feel for Senegal. The Teranga Lions stepped into their match after all their fellow African teams had either drawn or lost their respective games. Hardly encouraging, especially with Poland ranked 8th on Fifa's global rankings compared to Senegal's 27th. (AllAfrica)

Why Senegal Is Africa's Best Bet At Russia 2018

[Monitor] Five countries are representing Africa at the 2018 Fifa World Cup that got underway in Russia Thursday. Collectively, the continent has just three quarterfinal appearances (Cameroon at Italia '90; Senegal at South Korea & Japan 2002; Ghana at South Africa 2010) to show as gold standards at the flagship football tournament. (AllAfrica)

Ft World Cup 2018 - Africa's Winless Streak Perpetuated By a Set-Piece and 90th Minute 'Curse.'

[FirstTouch] It began with the Pharaohs of Egypt. Matched up against the two-time world champions, Uruguay in a Group A clash, a match they had lost already on paper and in the eyes of many 'pragmatic' football enthusiasts. The lack of optimism originated more so because their talisman player, Mohamed Salah, was sitting this one out, working towards full recovery from his shoulder injury after his UEFA Champions League final controversial clash with Sergio Ramos. (AllAfrica)

Ramadan's Magic Hour: Ndogou in Senegal

[VOA] The light fades from golden to gray as sundown approaches, a signal to those fasting for Ramadan that it's almost time to break the day's fast. (AllAfrica)

Activists Abortion Laws Lead Women to Infanticide, Prison

[VOA] Infanticide is the second most important cause of female incarceration in Senegal. Rights groups, who have raised concern over the conditions of women's detention, blame the country's restrictive laws on abortion. Many are calling on the government to loosen its legislation. (AllAfrica)

Will Any Of Our Teams Finally Break The Quarter-Finals Jinx?

[allAfrica] Of course, any World Cup would not be compete without a distinctively glamorous opening ceremony to kick things off. And even though it seems like only yesterday that we were laughing at Brazil after their 7-1 capitulation to Germany in July 2014, it's already been four years. (AllAfrica)

Counting On World Cup Football Stars to Lift Political Gloom

[The Conversation Africa] With next year's presidential elections on the horizon, Senegal is gripped by political and economic unrest. The recent killing of a student by a police officer during university protests over unpaid bursaries is just one tragic indicator of the upheaval, discontent and uncertainty which characterises the current climate. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Must Turn Potential Into Good Results

[Monitor] Team Countdown - Senegal. It says something of Senegal's only World Cup expedition that 16 years later, it is undoubtedly the most remarkable representation of the African continent, only behind that by Cameroon in 1990. Appearing as debutants, the Senegalese stick in the memory for ensuring then world champions France did not have to unpack all their kits as a sensational 1-0 opening day win made life difficult for the French and suddenly one of two Last 16 slots many had thought was reserved for France i (AllAfrica)

Kenyatta's Basket of Gifts From Canada At G7 Summit

[The Exchange] The 44th G7 Summit has just concluded in Quebec, Canada. (AllAfrica)

First African Trio to Officiate in World Cup Jet to Moscow

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Senegalese trio Malang Diédhiou, Djibril Camara and El Hadj Malick Samba selected to officiate at the upcoming World Cup left Dakar for Moscow on Saturday. They will be the first three Africans to officiate at World Cup finals. (AllAfrica)

Fans Assured After Injury Scare

[allAfrica] Vice President of the Senegalese Football Federation in charge of communication, Abdoulaye Sow, has announced that Senegalese internationals Mame Biram Diouf, Ismaila  Sarr and Saliou Ciss, injured during (AllAfrica)

Jaraaf Crowned Senegal Champions

[CAF] With two matches to the end of the season, Jaraaf have won the 2017/2018 Senegalese Ligue 1 after a lone goal victory over Stade de Mbour on Monday (28 May 2018) in Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Open Society Foundations Announce Summer 2018 New Executives Fund Recipients

[OSIWA] NEW YORK--Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women's rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform.    (AllAfrica)