An Alarming Outlook for Senegal's Hungry
[IRIN]Louga/Dakar -The number of food insecure in the Sahel is expected to grow to more than 20 million in 2014, mainly due to an increase in cases in northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon and Senegal. IRIN went to Louga, in northern Senegal, to find out why the number of hungry is so high.
Why I Support Senegalese Fishermen Who Say "No" to an EU Fisheries Agreement
[Greenpeace]It wasn't just a shout that reverberated across my country Senegal: it was so much more. It was a cry that erupted from artisanal fishermen, a chorus of "no" to the proposed fisheries agreement between the European Union and Senegal.
Senegal Invites Egypt to Attend 2014 Francophonie Summit
[Egypt Online]President Adli Mansour received on Monday 10/3/2014 an invitation from Senegal to attend the 2014 Francophonie summit in the African country in November 2014.
Sea Swallows the Stories of Africans Drowned At Ceuta
[IPS]Malaga, Spain -"Who will speak for them now? Who will tell their stories to their families in Cameroon or Ivory Coast?" asked Edmund Okeke, a Nigerian, about the 16 migrants who died while trying to swim to the shore of the Spanish city of Ceuta from Morocco.
Q&A - MariÃƒÂ©me Jamme On Africa's Girl Coder Generation
[SciDev.Net]London -In this podcast, Senegalese-born entrepreneur and activist MariÃ©me Jamme talks about technology's role in driving social and economic change in Africa.
Great Senegambian Symposium, Conference Slated for April
[Daily Observer]The great Sene-Gambian Symposium and Conference, which is going to be held in The Gambia at the "Penchami" Hall of the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi, is sheduled to take place in April from 25th to 26th, 2014.
Swimming - Senegal to Host the Next African Championships
[Africa Top Sports]"After the withdrawal of Algeria, the Confederation of African Swimming (CANA) designated Senegal to host the next African Championships swimming planned for next September, " the president of the Senegalese federation told Africa Top Sports.
Dakar Reaches Out to Finance Big Development Plans
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Senegal's Minister of Budget Mouhamadou Mactar Cisse met with business representatives in Washington, D.C. last month to present the country's ambitious development plan and encourage new investment in the West African nation.
The Great Senegambian Symposium and Conference Slated for April 25-26
[The Point]Some Seventy Senegalese intellectuals, students, journalists, unionists, professors and members of the Senegalese chapter of the Senegalese Gambian Association for Integration and Socio Economic Development, SGAISD, would converge in Banjul to join their counter parts in a two day meeting dubbed, The Great Sene-Gambian Symposium and Conference to be held at "Penchabi" Hall in Paradise Suite Hotel, Kololi.
Ã¢Â‚Â¬12.8 Million Road Project to Boost Trade Between Gambia and Senegal
[Daily Observer]The â‚¬12.8M Basse-Vellingara road project, which is on the verge of completion, will greatly boost trade between The Gambia and Senegal and enhance socio-economic development of the two countries once construction works are finished, the Transport, Works and Infrastructure minister has underscored.
Senegal Confirms Participation in Gambia Chess Tourney
[Foroyaa]Senegal will be one of the invited countries to wriggle it out for the staked prize of the sub-regional chess competition after confirming its participation, Foroyaa Sport can report. Senegal, a stone's throw to the Gambia, is one of the listed countries whose participation has been confirmed after its Chess Federation wrote to its Gambian counterparts. Gambia is set to host a sub-regional chess tournament organised by the Gambia Chess Federation to be held February 28th at the Badala Park. Nigeria, Ghana
'Amdalai/Karang Border Not Opened,' Says CNTS Secretary General, Alassane Ndoye
[Foroyaa]The blockade of traffic at the Senegal/Gambia borders which has been slowing down business, trade and integration between the Gambia and Senegal since 1 Januray, 2014, has not come to an end despite reports that the Amdalai/Karang border crossing point has been opened. A trip to the Amdalai/Karang border crossing point, on the 22nd February, 2014, to gather first hand information and to sound the views of stakeholders there has revealed that the said border is still closed.
Mali-Senegal Friendly - Demba Ba Back in the Lions of Teranga, the List
[Africa Top Sports]This is the main lesson from the list unveiled Tuesday by Alain Giresse. Demba Ba absent from the Senegalese team since June 2013 is back to face Mali in a friendly on March 5th in Paris. If the status of replacement of the Chelsea player has not changed, one wonders on what criteria the French technician recalls him.
Top Chinese Legislator Meets Senegal President
[Focac]Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang said here Friday that a stable healthy relationship between China and Senegal conforms with the fundamental interests of both countries and their people.
Chinese Premier Meets With Senegalese President
[Focac]Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday met with Senegalese President Macky Sall, pledging to invigorate the two nations' relationship.
China, Senegal Decide to Build Long-Term Partnership
[Focac]Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) and his wife Peng Liyuan (R) pose for photo with visiting Senegalese President Macky Sall (2nd L) and his wife Mareme Faye Sall during a welcome ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 20, 2014. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Farmer Training Aims to Reduce Pesticide Use in Mali
[VOA]Dakar, Senegal -The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says schools in Mali have been training cotton farmers about how to use natural substances in order to reduce the use of dangerous pesticides by 92 percent, while maintaining normal crop yields. The natural pesticides also may save money.
Senegal's Presidential Advisor Says China "Good Partner"
[Focac]Dakar -Thierno Doura Balde, Senegal's presidential advisor on cooperation with China, says China is a "good partner" that respects its commitments with Senegal.
The Gambian and Senegalese Governments Should Act to Solve Border Crisis
[Foroyaa]Five Drivers wounded at Karang Post Mr. Ousman Drammeh, the President of the Gambia Transport Union has confirmed the story reaching Foroyaa that 5 Gambian truck drivers at Karang/Amdallai border were attacked with their apprentice and suffered injuries. According to him they include Mr.Musa Ceesay and Talla Mbye. According to Mr Drammeh, the incident took place on Saturday night February 15th at the karang post as the drivers were on their way to collect basalt stone from Dakar.
Senegalese Transport Unionists Call for Dialogue As Border Blockade Continues
[Foroyaa]The Senegalese National Transport Unionists in a Telephone interview with this reporter yesterday, February 16th, 2014, indicated that they are still opening their doors for dialogue and calling on the officials of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) to discuss with them a view to finding out solutions for the settlement of the long awaited border crisis which is raising eyebrows among people because of its socio-economic impacts on both countries.