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Remembering Cheikh Anta Diop - 8 Quotes From His Seminal Works

[This is Africa] Today we remember, and celebrate Cheikh Anta Diop, a pre-eminent Senegalese academic, anthropologist, physicist, politician and historian whose groundbreaking research and writing continues to inspire research on race, pre-colonial African culture and Black civilisation. Here's our selection of 8 excerpts from Diop's writings. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Confirm Under-20 World Cup Ticket

[CAF] Youssouph Badji hit a brace to book Senegal a place in the last four and World Cup ticket as they outshined the Black satellites of Ghana in Group B of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Maradi on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Left It Late to Down Mali

[CAF] Senegal scored two late goals to edge their West African neighbors Mali 2-0 in the opening Group B match of the Total Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Maradi. (AllAfrica)

Fisheries Authority Sets Record Straight On Senegalese Fisheries Deal

[Observer] Contrary to reports that Liberia has entered an unscrupulous fisheries agreement that licensed 300 Senegalese vessels to operate in the country's territorial waters, the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority NaFAA, Emma Glassco, has said that the fisheries deal is not yet complete but will require some diplomatic protocol. (AllAfrica)

U-20 - Twice Unlucky Senegal Digs for Charm in Niger

[CAF] Named as the successor to Joseph Koto who guided Senegal to the final of the last two editions; in 2015 and 2017, new coach Youssouph Dabo has taken over a job most Senegalese have tagged with success in recent times. (AllAfrica)

Fish-Drained Senegal to Exploit Liberian Waters Through New Agreement With Govt

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Senegal, a country running out of fish in its waters, has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Liberia to exploit Liberian territorial waters and in return provide training and support to local fisherman and the fishing industry. (AllAfrica)

Investisseurs & Partenaires sells two companies located in Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal

[35Nord] January 28,2019 - The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE 1), launched by Investisseurs & Partenaires in 2012, exits from two companies of its portfolio: the group CONERGIES, based in Côte d'Ivoire and Mali, and the Senegalese company Delta Irrigation. Both are made with strategic partners who can bring these companies to a new stage of development while respecting the vision and values of I&P and the entrepreneurs. (AllAfrica)

Danone Communities makes a new investment in decentralized water kiosks

[35Nord] This investment signals Danone Communities' continued ambition to support an innovative and decentralized model of access to safe drinking water, with a strong social impact (AllAfrica)

President Adama Barrow to Inaugurate Transgambia Bridge On Monday

[Foroyaa] The Public is hereby informed that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, alongside His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will on Monday 21st January 2019 preside over the inauguration of the much-anticipated Trans-Gambia Bridge. (AllAfrica)

The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests

[ISS] Senegal's Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly disappearing, forming a silent crisis that has now reached a critical level. In a region where climate change poses a serious threat, this loss spells long-term disaster. (AllAfrica)

Top Senegalese Chef Backs Ancient Grain As Next Superfood

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The drought-resistant, fast-growing plant also has the potential to help ease hunger linked to climate change - but farmers are struggling to make money from it (AllAfrica)

Submission By Human Rights Watch to the Committee On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights On Senegal

[HRW] This submission relates to the review of Senegal under the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It focuses on the right to education, exploitation and abuse of talibé children, right to health violations, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and the protection of students, teachers, and schools in situations of armed conflict. (AllAfrica)

Sanneh - Senegal's Kara Mbodji a Competitor Not a Rival

[Foroyaa] Gambia's Bubacarr Sanneh sees new teammate Kara Mbodji as a competitor and not a rival. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Presidential Election - Seven Candidates to Vie

[Cameroon Tribune] The Constitutional Council will carry out further screening to produce a final list. (AllAfrica)

Salah, Mane and Aubameyang Arrived in Dakar

[CAF] Ahead of the coming ceremony for the CAF Awards 2018, the three remaining contenders for the CAF Best African Player of the Year arrived in Senegal. (AllAfrica)

Testing for Democracy in Nigeria and Senegal in 2019

[CFA] Without question Africa is a continent that is very much on the move towards democratic governance. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Hopes to Further Advance Cooperation With China - President

[Focac] Dakar -The dynamic and practical relations between Senegal and China are a fine example for other countries, and Senegal hopes to further cooperation with China in various fields, President Macky Sall said on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

China, Senegal to Strengthen Ties, Promote China-Africa Cooperation

[Focac] Dakar -China is willing to work closely with Senegal to promote bilateral ties and China-Africa comprehensive strategic partnership, said visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Departs for Dakar, Senegal

[New Republic] The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, leaves the country today for Dakar, Senegal, as a guest of both his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Liberian Leader will join his colleagues, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Adama of the Gambia and host president Macky Sall for this year's CAF awards ceremony in Dakar. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Departs for Dakar, Senegal

[Govt of Liberia] The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, leaves the country today for Dakar, Senegal, as a guest of both his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Liberian Leader will join his colleagues, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Adama of the Gambia and host president Macky Sall for this year's CAF awards ceremony in Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Safa President in Senegal With Ellis and Kgatlana

[SAFA] SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan is in Senegal to attend to, amongst other things, the CAF Awards and the decision on who will host the 2019 AFCON tournament. (AllAfrica)

Pinnick Off to Dakar As CAF Set to Announce New Afcon Hosts

[Guardian] African football ruling body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is expected to announce the new host of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after its executive committee meeting scheduled for Dakar, Senegal today. (AllAfrica)

President Ahmad Arrived in Dakar Ahead of CAF Awards 2018

[CAF] The president of the Confederation Africaine de Football is in the Senegalese capital to participate in CAF Awards 2018. (AllAfrica)

Envoy Hails Trans-Gambia Bridge, Senegambian Relations

[The Point] Ambassador, Fode Seck, the head of Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat has hailed the successful completion of the Trans-Gambia Bridge project as a turning point for not only the people of neighbouring Senegal and the Gambia but the whole sub-region and beyond. (AllAfrica)

Premier League Stars Make CAF Award Final List

[Nation] As expected, reigning Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, his Liverpool club-mate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, have made the top three for the most prestigious individual accolade in African football. (AllAfrica)

Ordega, Oshoala Make CAF Award Top Three List

[Daily Trust] Nigeria's duo of Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega, and South Africa's Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana have made the final three for the Women's Player of the Year 2018. (AllAfrica)

Salah, Mane, Aubameyang Again Make Shortlist for African Player of the Year Award

[Daily Trust] Forwards Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have again made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award. (AllAfrica)

Afreximbank, Securiport Sign $15-million Financing Agreement for Juba Airport Upgrade

[Afreximbank] The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a financing agreement with Securiport SUARL, Senegal, to provide Securiport with a $15-million term loan to finance the design, construction and commissioning of a civil aviation and immigration security system for the Juba International Airport in South Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Senegal and IFAD Partner to Promote Climate Resilient Agriculture and Rural Entrepreneurship

[IFAD] Rome -Over 43,700 vulnerable rural households in Senegal will benefit from a US$72.4 million programme that aims to improve food and nutrition security and incomes of smallholder crop and livestock farmers in four regions of Senegal. (AllAfrica)

From Irregular Migrant to Graduate Lawyer - One Woman's Journey to Success

[IPS] Dakar -Masters of Laws student Khoudia Ndiaye will graduate from Senegal's University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) next year. The 24-year-old, who specialised in notarial law and dreams of becoming a notary, wants to bring justice closer to local communities like those in her local district of Hann Bel-Air, in Senegal's capital Dakar, where she rarely sees female lawyers. (AllAfrica)

Handball - Angolan and Senegal Through to Afro-Cup Final

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan senior females National Handball Team last Monday beat Cameroon by 25-16, thus getting the pass to the final, set for Wednesday, of the 23rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, whose other finalist is Senegal. (AllAfrica)