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Govt Naturalizes Senegalese Refugees

[VOA] Senegalese refugees in Guinea-Bissau are getting identification cards after years -- and, for some, decades -- of living in a state of limbo. (AllAfrica)

Sub-Regional Training On Mediation

[Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia- Bissau Guinea Women Peace Forum held two workshops from 19 to 25 November 2018 in Ziguinchor. (AllAfrica)

Three subsidiaries of Pan-African banking group Oragroup win The Banker "Bank of the year award"

[35°N] The three subsidiaries of the Oragroup Banking Group, in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo won the award for best bank in their respective countries. This award is presented by The Banker magazine, a publication of the Financial Times group. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Wants Restitution of 'All' Its Artwork - Minister

[RFI] Senegal's culture minister called on Tuesday for the restitution by France of all Senegalese artwork following a French report urging the return of African art treasures. This ahead of the inauguration of the Museum of Black Civilisations (MCN) on December 6 in Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Eco-Organic Agric. Conference Concludes in Senegal

[Foroyaa] Over 150 participants from over 30 countries in Africa, recently completed a four-day forum on the 4th Africa Organic Conference held in Saly, Senegal. (AllAfrica)

CFAO Retail and Carrefour enter in partnership with JUMIA

[35°N] 26 November 2018: Adialea, the joint venture between CFAO and Carrefour, has announced the signature of memorandum of understanding with Jumia, Africa's leading name in e‑commerce, to sell Carrefour products through the company's online shopping platform. (AllAfrica)

Generals - Armies of Senegal, Gambia Will Further Presidents' Agenda

[The Point] Chiefs of Defence Staffs (CDSs) of The Gambia and Senegal have renewed their commitment to Senegambia integration as furtherance of bond of friendship shared by their respective Commanders-in-Chief. (AllAfrica)

Invest in Local Capacity Building', Senegal Tells Global Oil Investors

[African Energy Chamber] Senegal is determined to become the new frontrunner of Africa's local content development. This is the conclusion of a local content forum held in Dakar on Thursday, organized by Les Conférences du Quotidien and hosted by the African Energy Chamber and Centurion. (AllAfrica)

Senegal's Huge Ambitions Expose Nigeria's Unpreparedness

[Guardian] As one drives on the highway from Dakar into Diamniadio, the new capital city of Senegal that is under construction, is a shiny new glass building on the left with the big sign "Dakar Arena". (AllAfrica)

Mayor's Supporters Assault Journalist, Destroys His Camera

[MFWA] A group of men close to Moussa Bocar Thiam, the mayor of Ourossogui, a town in the Matam Region of Senegal, has attacked a journalist and destroyed his camera while interviewing a political rival of the mayor. (AllAfrica)

We Have to Go All Out At World Cup - Wade

[SAFA] The national U17 women's team are currently in Uruguay preparing for the FIFA World Cup and Bantwana will begin their quest for a world title with a Group B match against Mexico on 13 November at the Estadio Domingo Burgueno Miguel in Maldonado. (AllAfrica)

Jokkolabs organizes the 4th edition of Global Entrepreneurship Week in France

[35°N] Paris, November 6th 2018 - Jokkolabs, the social innovation hubs network, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to be its representative in France and to organize the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) France, which will take place from November 12th to 18th, 2018. (AllAfrica)

French Companies in Senegal Looking to Expand in the Gambia

[Govt of the Gambia] Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in meeting with His Excellency, President Adama Barrow at State House Monday, 5th November 2018 announced that French companies operating in Dakar are ready to expand into The Gambia, through partnership with the country's private sector. (AllAfrica)

Gambia, Senegal Commit to Peaceful Co-Existence and Good Neighbourliness

[The Point] The president Adama Barrow has said that The Gambia and Senegal have committed themselves to peaceful co-existence and good neighbourliness, and shall enjoy the dividends of peace, security and stability throughout the world. (AllAfrica)

President Adama Barrow Attends 5th Dakar International Forum On Peace and Security

[Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 4th November 2018 - The public is hereby informed that the President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency, Adama Barrow, will travel to Dakar, Senegal, on Sunday, 4th November 2018, to attend the 5th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security. The forum will bring together Heads of State, government representatives, experts, and partners on peace and security. (AllAfrica)

Is Govt Ready to Listen to Adolescent Girls?

[HRW] In October 2017, I traveled to a small village in southern Senegal. I was there to investigate persistent allegations of sexual abuse in secondary schools. (AllAfrica)

President Macky Sall - 'We Don't Need Any Lessons in Democracy'

[Deutsche Welle] In an exclusive interview President Macky Sall spoke with DW about Senegal's partnership with Germany. He bridled at the thought that his country could be seen as anything less than 100 percent democratic. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Flags Off 'Who-Owns-What' Campaign in Dakar

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday in Darka, Senegal, flagged-off 'who-owns-what' campaign, which according to him, is one of a range of tools being utilised in the fight against corruption. (AllAfrica)

Weah Off to Senegal

[NEWS] ... For EITI Conference (AllAfrica)

Outbreak of 'Dengue' in Neighbouring Senegal How Prepared Is the Gambia?

[Foroyaa] Information coming from the sister Republic of Senegal, report an outbreak of 'Dengue', a viral disease spread by mosquitoes. The outbreak is said to have been first reported in late September in the Fatick region of Senegal, but this has since spread to the rest of that country. Latest reports indicate that tens of cases have been reported in the Fatick, Diourbel, Saint Louis and Louga Regions of Senegal, and the Government of President Maki Sall, has embarked on a vigorous fumigation campaign aimed at el (AllAfrica)

Pres. Weah Off to Senegal for Eiti Conference

[Govt of Liberia] President George Manneh Weah has departed the Country today, October 30, 2018 for Dakar, Senegal to attend the Africa Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Conference on Beneficial Ownership Transparency. (AllAfrica)

From Dakar to Casamance - a Journey Through Senegal

[Deutsche Welle] The West African country is hardly known as a tourist destination. In addition to the capital, Dakar, attractions include kilometers of sandy beaches and huge mangrove forests. Time for a visit. (AllAfrica)

Witness - Girls in Senegal Risk Losing Their Futures

[HRW] In many of these cases, what the teacher does amounts to a sexual offense under Senegalese Law because a child is involved. It's also completely unethical. But the abusers rarely face consequences. (AllAfrica)

Is Senegal Ready to Listen to Adolescent Girls?

[HRW] In October 2017, I traveled to a small village in southern Senegal. I was there to investigate persistent allegations of sexual abuse in secondary schools. (AllAfrica)

Early Warnings, Late Response to Senegal's Food Crisis

[IRIN] Namarel -Signs that 2018 would be tough on herders appeared more than a year ago (AllAfrica)

Migrant Returnees Become Storytellers

[IPS] Dakar -Khoudia Ndiaye and Ndeye Fatou Sall set up a smartphone on a tripod to begin recording a video interview with Daro Thiam in Hann Bel-Air, a neighbourhood in Senegal's capital Dakar. Hann Bel-Air is the departure point for many of the migrants who leave the city and country on irregular routes - boats to Spain, crossing the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean Sea, or to countries nearby. (AllAfrica)

Teen Girls Sexually Exploited, Harassed in Schools

[HRW] Video: Senegalese activists campaign against sexual abuse in schools (AllAfrica)

How An App is Helping Farmers Fight Malnutrition

[Deutsche Welle] Dakar -Achieving zero hunger by 2030 is still a distant goal for most African countries. Yet Senegal is making strides towards reducing malnutrition and improving livelihoods. (AllAfrica)

Issa Diop Swears Allegiance to France Not Senegal or Morocco

[FirstTouch] The battle of retaining African talent to represent African nations continues with another promising star swearing allegiance to France. West Ham United new signing, Issa Diop follows a pack of other players of African descent who prefered to play for France. For us, it still remains a mystery why the numbers continue to increase especially considering how African teams have gotten stronger in recent years and are as good as any other team in the world. Tinotenda Magiya explores why. (AllAfrica)

How Climate Change Is Plunging Senegal's Herders Into Poverty

[IRIN] Namarel -Author Note (AllAfrica)

Survey Backs Women Holding Political Office

[Afrobarometer] Dakar, Senegal -Partisan preferences aside, having a woman as mayor of their capital city - a historic first - should suit Senegalese citizens just fine: most of them say women should have the same chance as men to be elected to public office. (AllAfrica)