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September 14, 2015 West Africa: Tax Giveaway Follies
"Our research shows that three countries alone – Ghana, Nigeria and
Senegal – are losing up to $5.8 billion a year. If the rest of
ECOWAS lost revenues at similar percentages of their GDP, total
revenue losses among the 15 ECOWAS states would amount to $9.6
billion a year [due to tax incentives offered to foreign
companies]." - Action Aid and Tax Justice Network Africa
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
Sep 16, 2004 West Africa: Locust Invasion
Nov 4, 2003 Senegal: Debt and Destruction
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
August 8, 2017 Africa: Bridge to Education, or to Nowhere?
July 31, 2017 Africa: Visa Openness on the Agenda?
July 10, 2017 Africa/Global: Following the Money
June 19, 2017 Africa/Europe: Mediterranean Trajectories
May 17, 2017 Africa/Global: Whose Energy?
May 8, 2017 Africa: World Bank Financing Land Grabs
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2000-09-24 Senegal: Diaspora Meeting
1999-01-04 Senegal: Ban on Female Genital Mutilation
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1997-11-17 Senegal: Manantali Dam