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Senegal Receives $23.1m AU Agency Drought Payout

[Nation] The Government of Senegal has received $23.1 million compensation from the AU insurance agency, the African Risk Capacity (ARC). (AllAfrica)


Senegal's Nima Codes to Launch Address App in 15 African Countries

[TechCrunch] Senegalese startup NIMA Codes - a digital mapping service for locations without formal addresses - has upgraded its app and plans to go live in 15 African countries in 2020. (AllAfrica)


U.S. Helps Defend Against Sahel Extremists

[VOA] The West African country of Senegal is known for its stable democracy and peaceful culture. But as terrorist activity expands across the Sahel, the threat of extremism has grown in the country -- so much so that the United States government is ramping up efforts to help Senegal secure its borders. (AllAfrica)


Senegal Win 2019 COPA Lagos

[Premium Times] The Sand Terranga Lions of Senegal were on Sunday once again crowned champions of the 2019 COPA Lagos as they successfully defended the crown they won in 2018. (AllAfrica)


New Online Database Will Help Track the Traffickers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A new online database of human trafficking cases will help Senegal crack down on a rampant crime that is little understood, highlighting hotspots and profiling crooks in a bid to curb the growing trade in people, the government said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Shock Finding - What African Women Say About Wife-Beating

[Afrobarometer] Accra -About one in four African women - and even more African men - say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. (AllAfrica)


Senegal's Teranga Capital Is Investing in Low End of the Spectrum Start-Ups and Looking to Embed Regional Strategies That Will Bring Growth

[Innovation in Africa] The opportunities for start-up investment in Francophone Africa have improved considerably over the last three years but remain challenging. Russell Southwood talked to Olivier Furdelle, co-founder, Teranga Capital about what he's looking for in an investment. (AllAfrica)


Dakar International Forum On Peace and Security - Cameroon Officially Invited

[Cameroon Tribune] Ambassador Khare Diouf of Senegal handed the invitation letter of Minister Mbella Mbella in an audience on October 16, 2019 at the Ministry of External Relations. (AllAfrica)


Beyonce's Designer Bets On 'Made in Africa' Fashion to Create Jobs

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -African clothing designer plans to expand production in Senegal and train local tailors to translate her brand's success into jobs (AllAfrica)


President Macky, Wade Iron Out Differences

[Cameroon Tribune] The two statesmen met on Saturday, to put an end to the misunderstandings that have marred their relationship. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopian Airlines Flight Aborts After Plane's Engine Catches Fire

[Nairobi News] An Ethiopian Airlines plane was on Tuesday forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off in Senegal when one of its engines caught fire. (AllAfrica)


Ambassador Shukri Hands Over His Credentials to President of Senegal

[SNA] Sudan Ambassador to Senegal, Khalid Abdul-Gadir Shukri, has presented his credentials to the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, and conveyed to him the greetings of the Chairman of transitional Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, on his election for a new presidential term. (AllAfrica)


Angola and Senegal May Produce 10,000 Mw By 2025

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Senegal are about to meet the African Sustainable Development Goals in the electricity sector, with the production of 10,000 MW by 2025, an initiative for the sector through the production of clean and environmental friendly energy. (AllAfrica)


Senegal to Get $22m Drought Pay-Out From AU Agency

[East African] Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC). (AllAfrica)


African Airlines Association Adds a Kenyan Airline and Three Others

[CIO] The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has this year welcomed four new member airlines in Kenya, Djibouti, Senegal and Uganda. (AllAfrica)


Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 September 27

[Wutiko] New York -Wutiko in association with Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems organizes Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 on September 27th at Pace University's Manhattan campus. (AllAfrica)


Is the Socialist Party Set for a Leadership Battle?

[The Conversation Africa] The secretary general of Senegal's Socialist Party, Ousmane Tanor Dieng, died in July this year. There are concerns that his death will intensify divides in the Party's leadership. This threatens the future of a party that has shaped Senegalese politics since 1948, before independence. (AllAfrica)


A Scandalous Soapie - Can TV Drama Drive Change for Women?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Djalika wants to divorce her abusive husband. Her best friend Dior escaped a forced marriage and moved to the city, and her colleague Mareme is brazenly having fun with a married man. (AllAfrica)


Uganda's Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal's Baba Dioum Share 2019 Africa Food Prize

[allAfrica] Accra -Uganda's Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal's Baba Dioum have been honoured with the prestigious 2019 Africa Food Prize for their commendable effort in demonstrating and promoting innovative and sustainable growth in Africa's agriculture through improved resource use and market links. (AllAfrica)


Surfer Launches Dakar's First Zero-Waste Restaurant

[VOA] Plastic bags, bottles, cigarette butts and other debris lap against the shore of Virage Beach in northwest Dakar, Senegal. Workers from beachside restaurants and surf shops rake the sand to try to capture the waste, but the garbage always returns. (AllAfrica)


Satellite Data Shows Hunger Looming in Senegal, Mauritania

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The maps show large areas of barren pastures, which means animals will die, stripping owners of their sole source of food and income (AllAfrica)


President Kagame in France for G7 Summit

[Rwanda Govt] President Kagame today has arrived in Biarritz, France where he joins other African and world leaders for this year's G7 Summit. Rwanda joins Australia, Burkina Faso, Chile, Egypt, India, Senegal, and South Africa as the eight non-member states taking part in this year's G7 summit. (AllAfrica)


Soldiers Deployed for VIP Training in Senegal

[Foroyaa] Soldiers of the Gambia Armed Forces have been deployed to go for a VIP- and Presidential protection training in Senegal. (AllAfrica)


Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, to bear African Youths' message to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25.

[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 9 August 2019: The official visit of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was marked by her participation in the "25 Hours of Dakar", organized by AfriYAN, the African network of youth and adolescents in population and development with the presence of delegates from the 23 countries of West and Central Africa. (AllAfrica)


Govt to Extend Electricity Line to Senegal, Ghana, Others

[Vanguard] The Federal Government, Wednesday, disclosed that it was building power transmission line to link up some countries in the West African sub-region. (AllAfrica)


The 600 Film Premiered in Senegal as Rwandans Celebrate Liberation

[New Times] Rwandans in Senegal were on Friday joined by diplomats and friends of Rwanda at the African Renaissance Museum to mark the 25th anniversary of the country's liberation. (AllAfrica)


D'Tigress Beat Senegal to Remain African Champions

[Premium Times] The Nigeria women national basketball team, D'Tigress, have successfully defended the FIBA Women's AfroBasket title they won two years ago. (AllAfrica)


What You Need to Win Afcon Soccer Tourney

[The Conversation Africa] The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of the most difficult to win based on a large qualification pool. (AllAfrica)


Orange Digital Ventures' Marieme Diop On Investing in Start-Ups With Potential to Scale and Creating Dakar Network Angels

[Innovation in Africa] Marieme Diop is in a really interesting position. As one of the people behind Orange Digital Ventures she has a really good view of the big three African investment countries. But coming from Senegal, she's been a moving force behind setting up Dakar Network Angels to address growth issues in Francophone Africa. (AllAfrica)


Lionesses Cry Out for Help in Dakar Jungle

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The national women's basketball team currently in Dakar, Senegal for the FIBA Afrobasket has now asked the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) and the government to release funds that were meant to cater for their allowances. (AllAfrica)


Region Must Confront Its Foreign Terrorist Fighters

[ISS] One year ago, 13 Senegalese nationals were convicted for acts of terrorism by criminal association. Twelve of them had joined Boko Haram in Nigeria. The 13th joined Katiba al-Furqane, a branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali. (AllAfrica)