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

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Afcon 2019 - Mane Out of Senegal's Opener Against Tanzania - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Vanguard] Senegal's star attacker Sadio Mane will miss his team's African Cup of Nations opener against Tanzania as the Liverpool star will be serving a one-match suspension, Coach Aliou Cisse has confirmed.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Super Eagles Lose to Senegal in Friendly - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Premium Times] The Nigeria national team lost 1-0 to Senegal in their final preparatory game for the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
  • Wed - Jun 12, 2019: Gambian Striker Fatty Thrilled Over Senegal Cup Success - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] Gambian Striker Madi Fatty is over the moon over he and his club's feat which had them crowned champions of the Senegalese Cup over the weekend.
  • Wed - Jun 12, 2019: Gambian Duo Fatty, Sillah Scoop Senegal Cup - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Foroyaa] Gambian pair Gibril Sillah and Madi Fatty were yesterday evening feted as champions of the Senegalese Cup, Foroyaa Sport can report.
  • Tue - Jun 11, 2019: Unchecked Abuses in Quranic Schools - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [HRW] Severe abuse, exploitation, and neglect of children known as talibés continue at alarming rates in many of Senegal's Quranic schools, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a Senegalese coalition of rights groups, said in a report released today.