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: 15,020,945 (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%
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

  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Beyonce's Designer Bets On 'Made in Africa' Fashion to Create Jobs - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [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
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: President Macky, Wade Iron Out Differences - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Cameroon Tribune] The two statesmen met on Saturday, to put an end to the misunderstandings that have marred their relationship.
  • Thu - Oct 10, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines Flight Aborts After Plane's Engine Catches Fire - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [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.
  • Tue - Oct 8, 2019: Ambassador Shukri Hands Over His Credentials to President of Senegal - AllAfrica News: 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.
  • Tue - Oct 8, 2019: Angola and Senegal May Produce 10,000 Mw By 2025 - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [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.