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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: 14,668,522 (2017)

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 - Dec 13, 2018: Senegalese Students Open Up the Conversation About Sexual Abuses - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [HRW] Abusive teachers and other staff sexually exploit, harass, and abuse adolescent girls in Senegal's secondary schools. While Senegal has taken important steps to expand girls' access to quality education, it needs to step up efforts to protect girls from these abuses and hold teachers who violate professional norms or Senegalese law, responsible. #ItsNotOK
  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: U.S., Senegal Sign New Power Compact - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [USMCC] The U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Senegal today signed the new five-year $550 million MCC Senegal Power Compact.
  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [State Department] The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:?
  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: On Senegal's Millennium Challenge Compact - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [State Department] On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Senegal on the signing of its Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact. The $550 million Senegal Power Compact will modernize and strengthen Senegal's power sector to increase economic growth and reduce poverty through improved access to electricity. The Government of Senegal will contribute an additional $50 million to the compact, bringing the total program to $600 million. The United States is committed to spurring economic growth in Africa through pa
  • Wed - Dec 5, 2018: Sub-Regional Training On Mediation - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia- Bissau Guinea Women Peace Forum held two workshops from 19 to 25 November 2018 in Ziguinchor.