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Capital: DakarGovernment: 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: 14,668,522 (2017)

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%

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


  • French(official)
  • Wolof
  • Pulaar
  • Mandinka



  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [IPS] Buenos Aires -Senegalese immigrants began to arrive in Argentina in the 1990s and most of them joined the group of street vendors in Buenos Aires and other cities. But in recent months, they have suffered police brutality, denounced as a campaign of racial persecution.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Senegalese Musician Akon Launches Cryptocurrency AKoin - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [This is Africa] Senegalese musician Akon has started his own cryptocurrency Akoin to compete with bitcoin. Akon intends to go beyond just creating a cryptocurrency, and he also wants to have a "A Real-life Wakanda", a crypto-city run through cryptocurrency in Senegal
  • Thu - Jun 21, 2018: As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018.
  • Thu - Jun 21, 2018: Senegal Earn Three Important Points - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [FirstTouch] After a long wait for a win by an African team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Senegal has finally broken the duck as they marched to a 2-1 victory against Poland. The British media has dubbed the result a 'shock' win but was it really unexpected? Our African football expert, Dennis Takaendesa, boldly predicted that Senegal would top Group H ahead of Colombia, Japan and Poland prior to this match. This is because of the fire-power that the African side possesses as well as their tactical discipline dril
  • Thu - Jun 21, 2018: Wari's CEO Kabirou Mbodje On Why He Wants to Buy Tigo Senegal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Balancing Act] London -Digital transformation has even in Africa kicked over the whole deck of cards. Everyone wants to do everything and is trying to find where the high margin centre of gravity will end up. Nothing exemplifies the idea more of everything sold turns into air than Wari's desire to buy Tigo Senegal. Russell Southwood spoke recently at Afrobytes to Kabirou Mbodje, CEO, Wari about how his global ambitions and why he wants to buy Tigo Senegal.