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

  • Sun - Mar 26, 2017: Western Sahara Dispute Blocks Economic Talks But Work Proceeds - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [allAfrica] Dakar -The tenth annual meetings of African finance ministers, jointly hosted by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), have been abruptly adjourned over a dispute on the status of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • Sun - Mar 26, 2017: Senegalese President Lauds Buhari's Intervention in Gambia - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Daily Trust] President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Nigeria Vs Senegal - Iheanacho Scores, Onazi Injured As Game Ends in Draw - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Premium Times] The Super Eagles and Teranga Lions of Senegal played out a 1-1 draw in the international friendly between both sides on Thursday in London.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Towards 'Radical' Solutions for Africa's Growth #CoM2017 - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [allAfrica] Dakar -Senegal's budget minister Brima Mangara has called on African states to promote structural transformation as part of development strategies "in order to meet the challenges of growth". Mangara said that when the living conditions of the most vulnerable in society improves, peace and social stability gain.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Nigeria Vs Senegal - Onazi Captains Super Eagles - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Premium Times] Ogenyi Onazi has been chosen as the captain for the Super Eagles in Thursday night's international friendly against Senegal.