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 - Sep 16, 2020: What's The Story Behind French-Senegalese Film Cuties - Is #CancelNetflix Wrong? - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -- The controversial French film Mignonnes, known as Cuties in English, has caused quite a stir online. Many have criticized it for "sexualizing" young girls. But is it being misunderstood?
  • Wed - Sep 16, 2020: Senegal Confirms 26 New Covid-19 Cases - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Point] The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 26 cases of covid-19, bringing the country's total number of infections to 14, 306, with 3,445 hospitalised, 10,563 recoveries and 297 deaths.
  • Wed - Sep 16, 2020: New Website By AI Expert Spotlights Africans in STEM - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] The project, by the first Black female faculty member at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, showcases Africans working in science, tech and engineering
  • Fri - Sep 11, 2020: Senegalese Gendarme Arrested With Firearm, Suspected Cannabis - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Point] Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested one Tafsir Ababacarr Diahateh; a Senegalese gendarme with a firearm and two bundles of suspected cannabis, The Point has been reliably informed.
  • Wed - Sep 9, 2020: Ecowas to Withdraw Its Troops From Guinea Bissau - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [ANGOP] ECOWAS will gradually withdraw its intervention force in Guinea-Bissau. A first group has already left Bissau on August 27.