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2014-09-18 Former Minister Appears in Court After 21 Days in Detention
[MFWA]Samuel Am├Ęth Sarr, a former Minister of Energy under the presidency of Abdoulaye Wade, appeared in Court on charges of libelling Senegalese President Macky Sall on 10th September, 2014.

2014-09-17 Ebola Threatens Global Security, Says Obama
[VOA]Washington, DC -The United States is ready to take leadership for a global response to the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as he announced plans to send thousands of U.S. troops to the region.

2014-09-17 Obama on Ebola Crisis - Full Text
[White House]Remarks by the President on the Ebola outbreak at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia:

2014-09-16 UN Calls for U.S. $1 Billion to Fight Ebola
[UN News]The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: "Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially."

2014-09-17 'We Have to Act Fast' on Ebola - Obama
[State Department]Washington -The "daunting task" of containing Ebola can be accomplished, President Obama says. "We know that if we take the proper steps, we can save lives. But we have to act fast."

2014-09-17 Ebola Surveillance Tightened At Gambia-Senegal Borders
[Daily Observer]Ebola surveillance has been strengthened by public health workers at all border posts of The Gambia and Senegal in an attempt to prevent the deadly virus from spreading over to the country.

2014-09-16 Afcon 2015 - Qualifiers - Group "G" - Day 3 - Senegal Vs Tunisia October 10
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Tunisia's national soccer team will take on Senegal, October 10 at 08.00 p.m. in Dakar, at a Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) Group G day-3 qualifier, reported the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

2014-09-16 Embassy of Senegal - Babacar Diagne Leaves, PR Saliou Ndiaye Arrives
[The Point]Senegal's High Commissioner to The Gambia, Babacar Diagne, has been redeployed, and replaced by Professor Saliou Ndiaye, a former rector of Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University.

2014-09-15 The EU's Response to Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
[EASS]Brussels -What is the situation with the Ebola outbreak?

2014-09-12 Activists Push for Looser Abortion Laws in Senegal
[VOA]Dakar -Senegalese health workers and activists are demanding women be allowed access to medically safe abortions in certain cases, such as rape or under-age pregnancies. "Secret" abortions are now one of the leading causes of maternal death in Senegal and forced pregnancies have led to an increase in infanticide.

2014-09-12 Fifth Kombo Scout Group Summer Camp Ends in Senegal
[Daily Observer]5th Kombo Scout Group in Jeshwang recently concluded a two-week summer camp with their Senegalese counterparts, at St Louise and Dakar, the capital of Senegal, respectively on the theme; "scouting for Senegambia Integration".

2014-09-11 Senegal See-Off Botswana in Gaborone
[CAF]Senegal continued their winning spree beating Botswana 2-0 away in Gaborone in their Group E clash on Wednesday.

2014-09-08 On International Day, Unesco Chief Says Literacy Not Only Improves Lives, It Saves Them
[UN News]With one in four young people - 175 million adolescents - unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them, said the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

2014-09-08 Text Messages - a New Way to Fight Hunger in Senegal
[WFP]Adama Sow cannot believe it. She has just received a message from Orange Money, the mobile phone company's money transfer service, giving her a credit of 45,000 FCFA - an amount that can be used to purchase food from the shopkeeper in her neighborhood. Out of the 350,000 people that WFP supports, 55,000 like Adama will receive messages like this.

2014-09-08 Cape Verde Shuns Senegalese Match Officials
[Times of Zambia]CAPE Verde has asked the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) not to send the Senegalese match officials appointed for this Wednesday's game against the Chipolopolo due to the Ebola health ban on traveller's from Senegal.

2014-09-06 Teranga Lions Roar Past Pharaohs
[CAF]Senegal got off their campaign to a winning start, beating Egypt 2-0 in their Group E clash on Friday in Dakar.

2014-09-05 Beating the 'Resource Curse' - Corruption in Oil, Mining Industries
[Africa In Fact]Africa is a notoriously difficult place to do business. Many investors remain sceptical of their ability to navigate the continent's often murky operational environments, where weak governance, regulatory failure and unstructured economies have created the conditions for corruption to thrive.

2014-09-05 Ebola Presence in Senegal Elicits Mixed Reactions in Gambia
[Daily Observer]The confirmation by the Senegalese government through its Health Ministry that the West African country recorded its first case of deadly Ebola virus has been met with mixed reactions in The Gambia, the closest neighbour to that country.

2014-09-04 Pharaohs Launch Revival in 'lions' Den
[CAF]It's been five years since Egypt last appeared in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Pharaohs are record winners with seven titles in the continent's most prestigious football competition, yet they have failed to qualify for the last two editions in Gabon - Equatorial Guinea 2012 and South Africa 2013.

2014-09-05 Ebola Spreads to Senegal
[Premium Times]The Ebola virus has spread to Senegal, the country's health ministry confirmed Friday.

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