Senegal

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INFORMATION

Capital: DakarGovernment: 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: 15,736,368 (2020)

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%
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

  • Wed - Feb 24, 2021: Senegalese Star to Attend Tanzania Football Summit - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Various football dignitaries will feature in the inaugural Tanzania's Football Summit scheduled to take place on March 18 and 19 in the country.
  • Tue - Feb 23, 2021: 6,798,000 Vaccines Expected in Senegal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Point] Senegalese President Macky Sall on Saturday announced on his Twitter that the second batch of 6,798,000 COVID-19 vaccines are expected in few weeks time.
  • Sun - Feb 21, 2021: Nation Suffers Spate of Outages - Back-Up Costs 'Arm-and-a-Leg' - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Balancing Act] London -- Despite the transition to a democratic Government in 2017, the country has not really got to grips with the kinds of reforms that would help the communications sector grow. Russell Southwood spoke to industry sources in the country about the things that have not really happened.
  • Fri - Feb 19, 2021: Makhtar Diop Becomes First African to Head World Bank's IFC - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Nation] The World Bank Group has announced the appointment of Makhtar Diop as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
  • Fri - Feb 19, 2021: Makhtar Diop Tapped to Head World Bank's Private Sector Arm - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [East African] The World Bank has named Senegalese national Makhtar Diop as the new managing director of its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation effective March 1.