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Feb 23, 2012  Senegal: Democracy or Gerontocracy?
    A divided opposition and support from rural areas may yet enable aging and intransigent President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal to win a third term, with a majority in the first round of presidential elections on February 26. But whether this happens or whether the election goes into a second round, urban and youth protests are likely to continue, with uncertain outcomes for Senegal and its reputation as a regional leader in democratic institutions.

Apr 27, 2011  Senegal: Music to Fight Malaria
    Music may seem an unlikely way to fight malaria. But Senegal's highly successful program has relied not only on medical expertise but also on the star power of Youssou N'Dour and a national song competition called "Xeex Sibbiru" (Let's Beat Malaria). Support from prominent figures in the society, including religious leaders as well as music stars, has helped to dramatically increase prevention and treatment coverage.

Dec 7, 2006  Africa: Balancing Act Internet News
    "In less than two years, the bandwidth of traffic on Internet services provided by Senegal's telecom Sonatel has doubled. By today, Internet services provided by Sonatel are the most extensive in sub-Saharan Africa, second only to those in South Africa, a country of much bigger resources." - Balancing Act News Update

Sep 16, 2004  West Africa: Locust Invasion
Nov   4, 2003  Senegal: Debt and Destruction

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

March 31, 2014  Africa: Accountability for User Fee Damage?
February 26, 2014  Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
February 8, 2014  Africa: New Development Goals
January 27, 2014  Africa: Challenging Homophobia
November 18, 2013  Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
November 12, 2013  Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2000-09-24 Senegal: Diaspora Meeting
1999-01-04 Senegal: Ban on Female Genital Mutilation
1998-05-23 Senegal: Election Briefing
1997-11-17 Senegal: Manantali Dam

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sites in Senegal
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  Economic data (World Bank)
  Maps (Reliefweb) | Flags (FOTW)
  On-Line Travel Guide (Lonely Planet)
  Government sites (Senegal)
  Internet guide (Stanford)
  Internet guide (Pennsylvania)