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

  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Senegal Registers 712 New Covid-19 Cases - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [The Point] Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 712 cases, with 14 deaths. Since March last year to date, 63,002 positive cases have been registered, 47,579 recovered and 14,055 under treatment.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Nigeria Pledges to Support Senegal Grow Its Oil Industry - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Vanguard] Nigeria has pledged to support West African neigbour, Senegal, to develop and grow its oil and gas industry.
  • Sun - Aug 1, 2021: Key Broadcasters Increase YouTube Footprint but Android App Numbers Drop Away - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [Balancing Act] London -- In July 2020, we published an analysis of African broadcasters and their subscriber or follower numbers for YouTube, Android apps and Facebook. This year we provide comparisons for YouTube subscribers and Android App downloads. Russell Southwood looks at what has changed.
  • Wed - Jul 28, 2021: Lesotho Joins Senegal, Zambia in Dropping 'Unfair' Tax Treaty After Mauritius Leaks - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Officials in Lesotho had joined a chorus of African authorities complaining that agreements with tax haven Mauritius were bleeding their governments of much-needed tax revenue. 
  • Fri - Jul 23, 2021: Senegal, European Commission Partner in New Factory Deal - AllAfrica News: Senegal
    [East African] Senegal and the European Commission are in a partnership to build a vaccine manufacturing plant whose initial focus will be to produce the Covid-19 vaccine for Africa.