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Govt Clamps Down On Protests Over Plan to Amend Electoral Law

[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's plan to amend its electoral law ahead of presidential elections in 2019 has sparked a series of protests. Human rights campaigners say the government's response is a cause for concern. (AllAfrica)

IPI Chair Visits Senegal, Gambia to Promote World Congress

[IPI] The chairman of the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, will join a high-level delegation of political, business and media leaders on a study tour to Senegal and Gambia from April 22 to 28, officials announced today. (AllAfrica)

Right to Peaceful Protest Must be Respected

[AI] The Senegalese authorities must protect the right to peaceful protest and ensure the security forces refrain from using excessive force as anti-government demonstrations are planned today in the capital Dakar, Amnesty International said. (AllAfrica)

Music Icon N'dour Set for Kigali Mo Ibrahim Show

[East African] Senegalese singer and songwriter Youssou N'Dour is expected in Kigali for his inaugural performance on April 29, to headline the Mo Ibrahim Concert at this year's Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Scaling Solar Tender Produces One of the Lowest Electricity Costs in Africa

[PR Newswire] Dakar, Senegal -The World Bank Group's Scaling Solar program, designed to help remove obstacles to developing large-scale solar power in developing countries, has set a new benchmark in Senegal resulting in two bids that will produce electricity for under 4 Euro cents (roughly 5 US cents) per kilowatt hour. The deal will provide one of the cheapest sources of electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. (AllAfrica)

After a 20+ Year Wait, ARC Finally Gets to Launch an LTE-Tdd Broadband Service and Build Its Own Infrastructure

[Balancing Act] London -At the end of last month, three new ISPs launched in Senegal. Arc Informatique's Mohsen Chirara has waited over twenty years for this point and spoke to me about his long-term vision and current plans. (AllAfrica)

On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day

[PR Newswire] Washington -On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Senegal as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of independence on April 4, 2018. (AllAfrica)

City Races to Move Families As Sea Swallows Homes

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Saint-Louis -A scheme backed by the World Bank aims to resettle 10,000 residents from the crumbling coast of Saint-Louis (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Returnees From Libya, Niger Face Uncertain Future

[IPS] Dakar -Bouba Diop looks in delight at his uncle's newly refurbished food canteen in the poor township of Keur Massar on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Senegal

[HRW] Summary (AllAfrica)

Govt Races to Reform University Sector

[VOA] The law school lecture hall at Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) is, as usual, packed well beyond its 2,000-person capacity. Students huddle on the floor and perch on the window sills. Others stand by the door, straining to hear the professor. (AllAfrica)

Gambia to Face Senegal in Wafu Cup

[Foroyaa] The West African Football Union (WAFU) has yesterday made a draw for its forthcoming competition where Gambia will play against Senegal in Group B. (AllAfrica)

Cheikh Anta Diop - Visionary Scholar

[Deutsche Welle] Anthropologist, historian, specialist in nuclear physics and passionate about linguistics, the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop laid the foundation for finally writing the history of Africa without racist prejudices. (AllAfrica)

SPORT TV Confirmation - No Authorization For EXCAF To Distribute Or Broadcast Its Channels In Senegal

[] Dakar, 20th of March - SPORT TV PORTUGAL SA company, hereafter known as SPORT TV, is a Portuguese sports oriented premium cable and satellite television company. We are the exclusive owners of SPORT TV1, SPORT TV2, SPORT TV3, SPORT TV4, SPORT TV5 (the SPORT TV Channels). (AllAfrica)

Gambia, Senegal Sign Six Agreements On Security, Others

[Foroyaa] The Gambia and Senegalese governments have signed six agreements including security, extradition of alleged criminals etc. on March 13 following the conclusion of a three-day presidential council meeting at a local hotel in Senegambia. (AllAfrica)

Gambian, Senegalese Presidents Face Media Today

[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, will hold a joint press conference on bilateral policies, today March 13th, at a local hotel in the Senegambia area. (AllAfrica)

Senegambia Commemorates First Free Movement Day

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of African Integration, NEPAD and Francophone in Senegal, commemorated first ever Senegambia Free Movement Day on Thursday, 1st March 2018, at the Amdalaye Karang border. (AllAfrica)

Govt Bans Commercial Vehicle From Operating at Night

[The Point] Senegal has announced last week that it is banning commercial vehicles from plying the roads at night in an attempt to minimise accidents, Transport and infrastructure Minister Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo said in Porokhane on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Historian Weighs in On President Weah's French-Speaking Talk in Senegal

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -When Liberian President George Manneh Weah and French President Emmanuel Macron sit for a tete-a-tete at the Elysee Wednesday, the much-heralded official visit is expected to focus on the challenges facing Liberia, in particular economic growth and youth employment. (AllAfrica)

New ISPs Will 'Improve Competition' - Minister

[Balancing Act] London -The newly appointed Minister of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy Abdoulaye Bibi Baldé (formerly Minister of the Environment) opened the third edition of industry event SIPEN in Dakar. It was an opportunity for him to update the industry about what was happening in terms of the changes that have been proposed. (AllAfrica)

Weah Off to Senegal, Morocco, France

[Observer] President George Manneh Weah yesterday departed the country for Senegal, Morocco, and France respectively, according to an Executive Mansion release. (AllAfrica)

Morocco, Senegal Agree to Give New Impetus to Cooperation in Justice (Minister)

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco and Senegal agreed to give new impetus to bilateral cooperation in the field of justice, said, Thursday in Rabat, Justice minister, Mohamed Aujjar. (AllAfrica)

Wrestler Boy-Balla Delighted With Win in Senegal

[Foroyaa] Jabang-based Gambian wrestler Boy-Balla has voiced delight over his weekend win in Senegal. (AllAfrica)

Senegal's Rappers Continue to 'Cry From the Heart' for a More Just Society

[The Conversation Africa] American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is recognised as a seminal moment in American history and a triumph for nonviolent resistance. Harry Belafonte, then a 36-year-old superstar of music, television and film, was at the forefront, serving as a confidant to Martin Luther King and helping to bankroll the Black Freedom Movement. Today few American artists seem willing to take such an active role in political struggles. (AllAfrica)

Authorities Urged to Tackle Floods to Beat Crime

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In the low-lying seafront city of Dakar in Senegal, floods are fast becoming a regular occurrence. (AllAfrica)

Makkassa Hoping for a Good Result in Dakar

[CAF] Egypt will have a completely new representative in the elite African club championship this term in debutants Misr Makkassa, who travel to Dakar this weekend as guests of Senegal champions, Generation Foot, in the first leg clash of the preliminary round. (AllAfrica)

Rihanna Makes it to Dakar, Despite 'Ban'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The pair urged world leaders and donors to scale up support for schooling (AllAfrica)

Rihanna 'Not Welcome in Senegal' - Religious Groups

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Expected in Senegal on Friday, the singer has reportedly been told she is not welcome by 30 religious organizations part of a group called "No to Freemasonry and homosexuality". Some of its members suspect her of belonging to the Illuminati, according to Jeune Afrique. (AllAfrica)

Rihanna, Pres Macron to Promote Child Education in Senegal

[Capital FM] Robyn Rihanna Fenty commonly known by her middle name 'Rihanna' will be in Senegal on February 2, 2018, for the Global Partnership for Education Conference.  The conference aimed at promoting children's education through her charity organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation will be hosted in Dakar, with various global decision-makers in attendance. During the trip, Riri is also set to meet school children in Senegal's capital, Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Protests Subside Following Shooting of Fisherman

[VOA] Calm has returned to the city of Saint-Louis in northern Senegal, following violent protests and the looting of shops belonging to Mauritanian nationals on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Air Peace Begins Flights to Freetown, Banjul, Dakar

[This Day] One of Nigeria's leading airlines, Air Peace has announced a new date for the launch of its flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal. (AllAfrica)