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2017-07-24 Gambia-Senegal Energy Cooperation to Improve Power Supply
[Govt of the Gambia] The Gambian government has taken a significant step towards improving electricity supply in the country. The Gambian and Senegalese national electricity corporations last week signed a memorandum of understanding that will strengthen energy cooperation between the two countries. Both nations already enjoy an especially close relationship since the coming to office of President Barrow in January this year.

2017-07-20 Govt, Senegalese Laboratory Company Ink Over U.S.$48 Million Project
[Daily Observer] The government of The Gambia on Wednesday signed a project agreement amounting to the tune of $48 million with a Senegalese laboratory company called Diagnostic and Research Centre for Molecular Medicine (CDRMM) based in Dakar.

2017-07-18 Excaf Telecom's Roll-Out of Digital Coverage and Decoders Gathers Pace
[Balancing Act] London -The digital transition in broadcasting has not been Africa's finest hour. Many countries have barely started the process. However, Senegal is one of West Africa's leaders in implementation. Russell Southwood spoke to Jupiter Diagne, D-G, DTV, a part of Excaf telecom about progress.

2017-07-18 Gambia Picks Three Contestants Ahead of Sen Petit Galle Grand Event in Dakar
[Daily Observer] In what was a keenly contested event, three outstanding contestants namely, Fanna Secka of London Corner, Mariama Cham of Sanchaba and, Mariama Dibba of Kololi, were recently selected ahead of Sen Petit Galle grand selection round to be held in Dakar, out of which one contestant will represent The Gambia.

2017-07-16 Eight Dead in Senegal Football Stadium Stampede
[Al Jazeera] Eight people have been killed during a Senegal football league final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match, the official APS news agency said.

2017-07-16 Eight Killed During Senegal Football Match
[Deutsche Welle] Eight people have been killed in a Dakar soccer stadium after a wall collapsed onto clashing fans, triggering a stampede. Football brawls and deadly accidents are common in Africa where safety standards are quite low.

2017-07-17 We Mourn With Our People in Senegal
[The Point] The sad news about the deaths and injuries that emanated from a stampede that took place at the national stadium of Senegal is shocking and heartrending.

2017-07-14 Tribute to Babacar Ndiaye - Titan of Africa
[allAfrica] New Orleans -The Greek mythological Titan of Forethought, Prometheus, dared to disobey Zeus' wishes by sharing fire and heat with humanity. His punishment was to be shackled to the Caucasus Mountains (The derivation of Caucasian comes from the people of the Caucasus Mountains.).

2017-07-13 Ex-President Makes Political Comeback
[VOA] Senegal's former president, Abdoulaye Wade, is making a comeback. The 91-year-old politician returned to Senegal this week for the second time since his 2012 defeat, and will be on the campaign trail for the next two weeks [until July 28], traveling around the country to boost his party's chances in the legislative elections at the end of this month.

2017-07-13 School Forces 50 000 Children to Beg on Streets
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -At least 50,000 children are sent to beg in the streets to make money for teachers who beat them if they fail to bring in about 2,000 CFA francs ($3) per day

2017-07-11 Effort to Stem Child Begging Falls Short
[HRW] Dakar -Tens of thousands of talibé children in Senegal continue to suffer from forced begging and abuse at certain traditional Quranic schools, despite a year-long government program intended to crack down on the practice, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of Senegalese rights groups, said in a report released today.

2017-07-11 SA Celebrates Senegal's Contribution Towards Democracy
[] Pretoria -Brand South Africa will this week commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Dakar 1987 Talks, which played a significant role in the road towards democracy.

2017-07-10 Legislators Voice Concerns About Gambia Senegal Fisheries Agreement
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources has said that the bilateral reciprocal fishing agreement between the Gambia and Senegal is not new. The minister made this remark while responding to oral questions raised by the nominated member of the National Assembly, Ya Kumba Jaiteh, followed by supplementary questions, during the questions and answers of the second ordinary session of the National Assembly, in the 2017 Legislative year, in Banjul.

2017-07-07 Namibia Firm Favourites Against Senegal
[Namibian] Namibia will start as the firm favourites when they host Senegal in the Africa Rugby Gold Cup competition at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

2017-07-04 George Weah Pays Courtesy Call On Senegalese President Macky Sall
[FrontPageAfrica] Dakar -Senator George Weah, political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change and Standard bearer of the Coalition For Democratic Change (CDC) over the weekend paid a courtesy state visit on the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.

2017-07-03 Dakar Fashion Week Takes Style Back to the Streets
[VOA] One of Dakar Fashion Week's biggest events is free and high-end -- a fashion show in a working class neighborhood. The event's founder, Senegalese designer Adama Paris, says the "Street Show" is her favorite show of the week because she gets to take fashion back to the streets where it belongs.

2017-07-03 Tunisia and Senegal to Host Fiba Afrobasket 2017
[New Times] FIBA Africa has finally confirmed that Tunisia and Senegal will jointly host FIBA AfroBasket 2017 from September 8-16.

2017-06-29 Senegalese Women Revive Appetite for Traditional Grains
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

2017-06-29 52 Migrants From Gambia, Senegal, Others Dead in Sahara Desert
[The Point] The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, said it rescued no fewer than 600 people since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targeted migrants stranded in Sahara Desert.

2017-06-28 Timely Move to Wade Off Shocks!
[Cameroon Tribune] The Bretton Woods institution has already doled out special loans to Cameroon and Gabon, while packages for other CEMAC member countries are under consideration.

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