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Capital: Dakar

Government: 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: 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%

  • Islam: 94%
  • Christian( primarily Roman Catholic): 5%
  • Indigenous African Religions 1%


  • French(official)
  • Wolof
  • Pulaar
  • Mandinka



  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Senegal-Gambia Dakar Buisiness Forum Rescheduled - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] The Senegalo-Gambian Business Forum initially scheduled to take place in Dakar on 25 and 26 May 2017 has been rescheduled to take place on 5 and 6 October 2017.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Robotics Contest Promotes Economic Growth - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [VOA] Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal is to encourage African governments and private donors to invest more in science and math education throughout the continent.
  • Tue - May 16, 2017: Macron's Franco-Senegalese Advisor Making Waves - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Deutsche Welle] Following his victory, French President Emmanuel Macron's communications advisor has been recognized as a key component of Macron's success, and is even considered a role model to young African women.
  • Fri - May 12, 2017: Seeds of Rural Renewal Sown in Senegal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [IRIN] Djimini/Senegal -Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe
  • Fri - May 12, 2017: Gambia, Senegal Sign Bilateral Cooperation On Forest Resources, Wildlife Management - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Daily Observer] The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the sister Republic of Senegal recently signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the area of Forest Resources and Wildlife Management.