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Capital: DakarGovernment: Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Macky Sall


  • Relies heavily on donor assistance.
  • Key exports include phosphate mining, fertilizer production, and commercial fishing.
  • Foreign investment in Senegal is negated by Senegal’s unfriendly business environment.

Population: 15,020,945 (2018)

Land Size: 196,722 sq km (75,955 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Wolof: 43.3%
  • Pular: 23.8%
  • Serer: 14.7%
  • Jola: 3.7%
  • Mandinka: 3%
  • Soninke: 1.1%
  • European and Lebanese: 1%
  • Other: 9.4%

  • Islam: 94%
  • Christian( primarily Roman Catholic): 5%
  • Indigenous African Religions 1%


  • French(official)
  • Wolof
  • Pulaar
  • Mandinka



  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Senegal Extends State of Emergency to 2 May - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Point] The Senegalese minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr yesterday announced four positive new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 226.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: Africa And The World In The Face Of COVID-19 - The Perspective Of An African - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Gouvernement du Sénégal] With an estimated population of 1.3 billion, Africa is affected by COVID-19 at a time when several of its countries, despite the challenges of underdevelopment, are on a path to emergence, while others continue to grapple with terrorism. COVID-19 is thus eroding the momentum of some, aggravating the situation of others and undermining the efforts of each and everyone. In addition, it will put a strain on already vulnerable national public health systems.
  • Tue - Apr 7, 2020: Free Senegal and Comviva Collaborate to Enhance Mobile Money Service - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [PR Newswire] Dakar, Senegal -Free, Senegal's second largest mobile network operator, has deployed mobiquity® Money to enhance its mobile money service 'Free Money' and deliver a world class digital payments experience to its customers. Comviva's mobiquity® Money is the world's largest mobile money platform with over 60 deployments in more than 45 countries and will bring global mobile money best practices to Free Money users in Senegal.
  • Tue - Apr 7, 2020: COVID-19 - Gambians Stranded in Senegal Appeal for Govt Repatriation - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] Gambians stranded in neighboring Senegal, have appealed to the President Barrow-led government to repatriate them to their country.
  • Mon - Apr 6, 2020: Pape Diouf, Former President of 'Olympique' Marseille Dies of Coronavirus - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] From the Editor