Senegal

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INFORMATION

Capital: Dakar

Government: Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Macky Sall

Economy:

  • 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: 15,589,485 (2016)

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

Major Ethic 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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

  • French(official)
  • Wolof
  • Pulaar
  • Mandinka

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Sables Leave for Senegal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe senior rugby team left the country yesterday confident ahead of the crucial Rugby Africa Gold Cup opening match against Senegal in Dakar.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Dean of Ecowas Ambassadors, Heads of Mission Accredited to Senegal Congratulate President Sirleaf - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Govt of Liberia] Dakar, Senegal: The Dean of ECOWAS Ambassadors and Heads of Mission Accredited to Senegal, H.E. General Edouard Tiape KASSARATE has congratulated President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and conveyed profound thanks to the Liberian leader for her stewardship as Chairperson of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government from June 4, 2016 - June 4, 2017.
  • Thu - Jun 15, 2017: Ousmane Sembene's Documentary Finally in Uganda - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Observer] He has been described as the father of African film, thanks to his daring visuals while telling stories.
  • Mon - Jun 12, 2017: Dreams of Europe Dashed, Senegalese Migrants Fly Home From Libya 'Hell' - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Hundreds of Senegalese migrants have been flown home in the past week, saying their dreams of a new life in Europe were dashed after they crossed the Sahara desert only to endure the 'hell' of imprisonment in Libya.
  • Sat - Jun 10, 2017: Macron Meets Côte d'Ivoire's Ouattara, Senegal's Sall - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron was to meet Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara on Sunday and Senegal's President Macky Sall on Monday, the first African heads of state to visit the Elysée presidential palace since his election last month.