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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Why Nasa Chose Senegal to Find Out More About an Asteroid in Outerspace

[The Conversation Africa] Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended on Dakar, Senegal in August 2018. They joined 21 Senegalese scientists in an important mission: collecting precious data in preparation for the flyby of an asteroid called Ultima Thule on January 2019. The project marked the first time Senegal was involved in a space mission to explore our solar system. Natasha Joseph from the Conversation Africa asked the chairman of the African Initiative for Planetary and (AllAfrica)

West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales

[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan's pro-whaling agenda. (AllAfrica)

Gendarme Attacks Journalist for Taking Pictures of His Act of Aggression

[MFWA] A gendarme has physically attacked a reporter of the Le Quotidien newspaper who was on duty at a court premises in Dakar, Senegal. (AllAfrica)

New Drought Insurance Plan for Senegal Will Free Up Aid, Save Lives, Charities Say

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A new drought insurance policy for Senegal will be a "game-changer" that allows aid agencies to save lives by responding more quickly to crises, charities said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Xi Meets Senegalese President

[Focac] Xi said he paid a very successful state visit to Senegal in July and felt the profound friendship that the Senegalese people hold toward the Chinese people. (AllAfrica)

Merkel Arrives in Senegal, Starting Off African Tour

[Deutsche Welle] Chancellor Merkel has arrived in Senegal ahead of visits to Ghana and Nigeria. With nearly a dozen CEOs in tow, the German chancellor hopes that economic development will curb migration from the region. (AllAfrica)

President Sall Urges African Leaders to Prioritise Investment in Health

[WHO] President Macky Sall of Senegal has urged African countries to invest more resources into health to address the health challenges facing the continent. (AllAfrica)

Giants of Africa Show Love in Maiduguri As Senegal Camp Begins

[Daily Trust] The Giants of Africa basketball camp was held in Maiduguri, Borno State capital over the weekend for the children in the troubled Nigerian city to mark the end of the 2018 activities in Nigeria. The programme run by Masai Ujiri of the Toronto Raptors, provided basketball and life training to 105 youngsters at the National Stadium in Lagos from August 21 to 25 before the team flew out of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Saturday afternoon for the trip to Dakar. Thursday was marked out for wheelchair basketball (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe Ambassador to Senegal Trudy Stevenson Dies Aged 73

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE's ambassador to Senegal and the Gambia Trudy Stevenson was found dead at her residence in Dakar, Senegal on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Relive the Weekend's Best Moments - Mane Marches On

[FirstTouch] Is Sadio Mane's new number 10 shirt working the magic? (AllAfrica)

Senegal to Host 68th Session of WHO Regional Committee for Africa, 27 - 31 August 2018

[WHO] Dakar/ Brazzaville -Ministers of Health and senior officials from 47 African countries will meet in Dakar, Senegal for the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, scheduled to take place from 27 - 31 August 2018. (AllAfrica)

How Gardening Is Helping Ex-Offenders Reintegrate Into Society

[Deutsche Welle] In Senegal, social activism and hip hop are being cultivated in a center run by rapper Fou Malade. Here he has been rehabilitating ex-offenders through a series of workshops including music, graffiti and gardening. (AllAfrica)

Sira Labs' Django Bathily On Building a Network of Incubators Across Francophone Africa

[Innovation in Africa] There's no easy way to break out of a small country market but it's essential for a start-up to find growth. Francophone Africa is almost completely a mosaic of small country markets. Russell Southwood talks to Django Bathily, Founder, Sira Labs about how he's creating an incubator network to chase just this type of growth. (AllAfrica)

FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Ranks to 49, As France Soars No. 1

[Vanguard] Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah's Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th. (AllAfrica)

Going Digital to Tackle Traffic Accidents and Crime - Senegal and Rwanda Adopt Two Very Different Approaches

[Balancing Act] London -African Governments are slowly becoming more ambitious about how to tackle fundamental problems digitally. The noisy and often badly driven public transport and taxi drivers - particularly motorcycle drivers - are often a threat to life and limb and are hot spots for crime. Russell Southwood looks at two different approaches to imposing some discipline on this mayhem, with one example from Senegal and the other from Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

African Women Wonders - Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura Is the Most Powerful Woman in International Sports

[This is Africa] FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, ranked number one on the Forbes 2018 Most Powerful Women in International Sports list, is determined that, on her watch, the world's most widely loved sport will be inclusive of all. (AllAfrica)

Actress Anne Diop's Racially Attacked Over Orange-Coloured Comic Book Role

[This is Africa] Senegalese-American Anne Diop is experiencing racist backlash from fans for her role as DC Comic's Starfire. Her response has been: "I am here to remind you that whatever ugly and negative thing anyone ever chooses to say about you is always a reflection and revelation of themselves." (AllAfrica)

High-Profile Terror Trial Speaks to an Emerging Threat in Senegal

[IRIN] Unlike other nearby West African countries like Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Mali, Senegal has so far been spared a major attack by Islamist extremists. But experts say an unprecedented trial of dozens of Senegalese terror suspects that concluded two weeks ago in Dakar is a timely wake-up call about a nascent and growing threat. (AllAfrica)

High-Profile Terror Trial Speaks to an Emerging Threat in Senegal

[IRIN] Unlike other nearby West African countries like Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Mali, Senegal has so far been spared a major attack by Islamist extremists. But experts say an unprecedented trial of dozens of Senegalese terror suspects that concluded two weeks ago in Dakar is a timely wake-up call about a nascent and growing threat. (AllAfrica)

Results of the 2020 population and housing censuses must be used to inform development planning and decision-making

[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 27 July 2018: The results of the 2020 round of population and housing censuses must be analyzed, available, widely disseminated and timely utilized to inform development planning and decision making at national and local levels, including investments in youth and women, to harness the demographic dividend. The 2020 round of censuses will also help to position the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to provide technical support to help countries obtain quality data and statistical (AllAfrica)

Talks Promote Democracy, Civil Society Amid Global Turmoil

[SAIIA] Democracy, liberalism and civil society are under attack from authoritarian leaders worldwide, but their supporters are working hard to ensure they remain embedded in their societies. (AllAfrica)

UN Women Executive Director Visits Senegal to Put Women Farmers At the Heart of the Gender Equality Agenda

[Africa Renewal] UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins today an official visit to Senegal, to highlight the importance women's economic empowerment in the agricultural sector, encourage the repeal of discriminatory laws and to promote women's leadership and political participation across the country. (AllAfrica)

Senegal the Silver Lining to Continent's Dismal World Cup Showing

[The Conversation Africa] For the five African teams, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was a tournament of regret. Not even the fact that eventual champions France was packed with players with African roots, could heal the hurt. What made it more painful was that the continent's strongest contender, Senegal, fell victim to FIFA's controversial "fair play" rule. The West Africans were eliminated because they had more yellow cards than Japan. (AllAfrica)

Why African Teams Fell Short At the World Cup - Again

[The Conversation Africa] At every World Cup tournament since 1986, at least one team from Africa has made it to the second round of the World Cup finals. That record unceremoniously ended in Russia 2018, after all five countries - Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal - were knocked out in the preliminary round. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon - Senegal - Agreements Ready for Signature

[Cameroon Tribune] The outgoing Senegalese Ambassador to Cameroon, Vincent Badji made the revelation on July 5, 2018 after a farewell audience with Prime Minister Philemon Yang. (AllAfrica)

Inaugural Joint Commission for Cooperation Session Held

[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on Senegal and Namibia to develop strategies that will combat transnational security threats such as marine piracy and drug trafficking. (AllAfrica)

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)