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Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States

[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase. (AllAfrica)

How Much Will Gambia Pay to Senegal for Electricity Supply?

[Foroyaa] It has been revealed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy and the NAWEC Management, that the North Bank Region of The Gambia receives supply from Senegal. They did not say at what cost. (AllAfrica)

Govt Vows to Hunt Down Casamance Gunmen

[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's government has launched an inquiry into the killing of 13 loggers in the southern region of Casamance. It's the first upsurge in violence in the isolated region in years. (AllAfrica)

Sangue Bi 'Aduna' Album Hits Senegal

[The Point] The artist Sangue Bi last week presented his second album entitled "Aduna" and took the opportunity to unveil his ambition to revive reggae in Senegal; reconnect with its popularity of the year. (AllAfrica)

Gunmen Kill 13 in Restive Casamance Region

[Deutsche Welle] The attack is one of the worst to occur in Senegal's southern region in recent years. The army says it is not clear whether the gunmen were members of the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces for Casamance (MFDC). (AllAfrica)

Bringing Cinema to Senegal - By Bicycle!

[RFI] In Senegal this month, a movie club has started in the remote south-east Kédougou region, near the border with Mali and Guinea. But because there is almost no electricity in the area, the films are shown, under the stars, by using a projector that's powered by a bicycle. (AllAfrica)

Closing Africa's Wealth Gap

[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Boxer Outclasses Senegalese 75kg Boxing Champion

[Foroyaa] Gambia's renowned Boxer, Foday Badjie has routed Senegalese 75kg boxing Champion, Modou Baba Faal on Saturday. The combat was held in commemoration of Mandela Day in Senegal and Foday being the winner scooped the Mandela Belt on stake. (AllAfrica)

Battling to Protect Gorée Island's Legacy of Slavery

[RFI] Worried about their future, island nations like the Maldives or Fiji raise the alarm every year during the environment summit COP 23 on the impact of rising sea levels. But for small islands, it's the past they're worried about, and watching their history wash away. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Leopold Sedar Senghor On His Death Anniversary

[This is Africa] Greetings Africa on the day Senegalese poet, politician and 1st President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, died. The African socialist was associated with the Négritude movement and was the founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party. Here are some of his quotes: (AllAfrica)

Jury Still Out On Huge Mangrove Regeneration Project in Senegal

[IRIN] Bagadadji -Author Note (AllAfrica)

Air Traffic Controllers on Strike Days After New Airport Opens

[VOA] Air traffic controllers at Senegal's new international airport have gone on strike just days after the facility opened. Flights to and from Dakar's Blaise Diagne International Airport were canceled Friday after controllers announced they would strike for 24 hours. (AllAfrica)

Concern Over Missing Senegalese Tourist

[New Era] Walvis Bay -Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, has expressed concern over the wellbeing of a 37-year-old Senegalese tourist, who went missing two days ago in the Erongo region. (AllAfrica)

Fuel Scarcity - SSS, Others Wade Into Planned Strike By Pengassan

[Premium Times] The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, last night stepped up consultations with key agencies of government in a last ditch effort to avert the impending nationwide strike it declared last Friday. (AllAfrica)

A Move Toward Justice for Senegal's Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers - along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol - picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Boxer Foday Off to Fight Senegal's Champion

[Foroyaa] Boxer Foday Badjie has left Gambian shores for his proposed fight with Senegal's champion Modou Baba Fall, Foroyaa Sport understands. (AllAfrica)

Rescued From Libya, Jobless Senegalese Migrants Likely to Return

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Senegal has some of the highest numbers of young men who get trafficked, imprisoned and sold in lawless Libya while trying to reach Europe (AllAfrica)

A Move Toward Justice for Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers -- along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol -- picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Trio Handed FIFA Club World Cup 2017 Opener

[CAF] The spotlight will be on African referees at the impending FIFA Club World Cup 2017 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the appointment of Senegalese trio, Malang Diedhiou, Djibril Camara and Malick Samba for the opening match, between Al Jazira (UAE) and Auckland City of New Zealand. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Senegal Carry Africa's World Cup Hopes - Top Coach

[Vanguard] Blacks Stars of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said Nigeria and Senegal will carry the hope of the Africa continent at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

CAF Offers $500, 000 to African World Cup Teams

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$2,5 million to assist African teams at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup prepare for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Draw - the Details

[RFI] France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June in Kazan against Australia. (AllAfrica)

Minister Calls for Scientific Integration in Africa

[Economic Commission for Africa] The fourth Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation Agenda opened in Dakar Tuesday with Senegal's Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation, Mary Teuw Niane, calling on Africa to pull its resources together to produce a critical mass of scientists and researchers to help find solutions to problems besetting the continent. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Leading the Fight to End FGM in Africa

[This is Africa] When a cluster of villages in Senegal publicly announced their decision to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in 2008, many thought it was just a theoretical gesture. Today, the country stands as an example of how to eradicate genital cutting, writes Patrick Egwu. (AllAfrica)

President Macky Sall Seeks Greater Action Against Perpetrators of Slavery in Libya

[Vanguard] The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, on Tuesday, called on the international community to act fast against perpetrators of slavery and other acts of human right abuses in Lybia. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Arrests Former Officials in Africa Bribery Schemes

[VOA] The bribery scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York and spanned several continents. (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...

[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future. (AllAfrica)

Building Community Support for Drug Users Using Mobile Cinemas

[OSIWA] Waves of dialogue in West Africa on drug policy reform with the ultimate goal of decriminalizing drug use and possession for personal use have been making headway. Progress is slowly but surely on its way, and different actors are employing various tools and strategies to reach this goal. Senegal is home to le Centre de Prise en charge Intégrée des Addictions de Dakar (CEPIAD), the only government-run harm reduction facility in West Africa. CEPIAD does remarkable work by providing psycho (AllAfrica)

Sucker Punch Drops Bafana

[SAFA] South Africa missed a second half penalty but despite having equalised, were punished by a late, late goal. The match was preceded by a 10-minute power outage but once the Ethiopian match official got things going, it was business as usual. (AllAfrica)

FM Aide Leads Egypt's Delegation to Dakar Peace Forum

[Egypt Online] Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs Mohamed Idris led Egypt's delegation to Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa that wound up on Tuesday 14/11/2017 in the Senegalese capital, said Egypt's Ambassador to Senegal Mostafa el Qouny. (AllAfrica)

South Africa Better Than Nigeria, Senegal - Bafana Coach

[Vanguard] After failing to beat Senegal and qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter said his team is better than ticket holders Nigeria and Senegal. (AllAfrica)