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Presidency Targets 'Fake News'

[VOA] Senegal's presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. (AllAfrica)

President Jacob Zuma Hosts President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, host the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa in Cape Town. (AllAfrica)

Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Bid to Boost Contraceptive Use

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Louga -Watching as dozens of children don robes and belts for a karate class at a youth centre in western Senegal, Aissatou and her peers are gearing up for a different kind of fight. (AllAfrica)

Gambia, Senegal Need to Unite to End FGM/C

[The Point] Binta Jammeh-Sidibeh, the executive director of Women's Bureau has stated that Gambia and Senegal need to unite and work together in ensuring that the deep-rooted traditional cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is eliminated. (AllAfrica)

Worldremit Partners With Wari To Offer Instant Money Transfers To Senegal

[Groupe Wari] Dakar and London -Senegal's Wari Group and leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit have joined forces to launch instant money transfers to Senegal. (AllAfrica)

President Tasks Gambia-Senegal On Free Trade Policy

[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow, has urged his closest neighbour Senegal, to work together with Gambia towards being a model of regional integration, by facilitating free trade across their borders. The president said this as he received the Foreign Minister of Senegal, Mr. Sidiki Kaba on Tuesday, 10th October 2017, at his Fajara office. (AllAfrica)

Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Challenging Economic Outlook - World Bank

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sub-Saharan Africa's economies are experiencing a modest recovery, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region expected to rise to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent last year, according to the World Bank. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Says Sub-Saharan Africa to Record Modest Recovery in 2017

[Vanguard] The World Bank has projected that Sub-Saharan Africa would record modest economic growth recovery of 2.4 per cent in 2017 after the region grew by just 1.3 per cent in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Makes Strides On Palliative Care

[HRW] When it comes to end-of-life care and pain treatment, Francophone Africa has a long way to go. But, Senegal is one country working to change this. (AllAfrica)

Health and Research Initiative Joins Campaign for Immunization

[Community Health and Research Initiative Joins Immunization Campaign] African organizations in over ten countries kick off '33 days to Power Up Immunization'. (AllAfrica)

Barrow Calls for Senegal and Gambia to Be a Model for Integration

[The Point] President Adama Barrow yesterday morning received a special envoy from his Senegalese counterpart, President Macky Sall. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Foreign Minister Due in Banjul Today

[The Point] The minister of foreign affairs of Senegal is to arrive in The Gambia today, for a one-day working visit, diplomatic sources told The Point. (AllAfrica)

Sadio Mane Shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

[This Day] Tottenham striker Harry Kane was on Monday named on the 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award given to the world's best player. (AllAfrica)

Welcome Foreign Minister of Senegal

[The Point] The visit today of the Senegalese foreign minister, Sidiki Kaba, to The Gambia with special message from his president, marks another milestone in further cementing the existing diplomatic and sisterly relationships between Banjul and Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Champions Kenya Beat Senegal in Yaoundé

[Nation] Kenya's dominance at the women's Volleyball Africa Nations Championship continued on Sunday, with a 3-0 (25-21, 28-26,25-15) triumph over Senegal at the Palais des Sports Indoor Arena in Yaounde. (AllAfrica)

Online Music Platforms Battle It Out

[Digital Content Africa] It's easier to set up an African music streaming or downloads platform than it is to attract users. Russell Southwood spoke to musician Mamadou Dione about the platform he has launched - JokkoText - and the challenges he faces in the Senegalese market. (AllAfrica)

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)