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2016-02-12 Ban Appoints Senegalese General As UN Force Commander
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Balla Ke√Įta of Senegal as the Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

2016-02-08 Court Orders Deportation of Boy Djinneh, Accomplice
[Daily Observer] A Kanifing Magistrates' Court has granted an application submission by the Police prosecutor to detain and deport Modu Faal, alias 'Boy Djinneh', one of the most Wanted men in Senegal and Motala Nyang, his accomplice on Thursday.

2016-02-08 Bai Babu Set for International Tour
[Daily Observer] Rap Mbalax superstar Bai Babu will tomorrow travel to Senegal for a musical performance at the Senegalese RTS Gala at King Fahd Palace in Dakar.

2016-02-06 Senegal, Benin Begin Issuance of Ecowas Biometric ID Cards
[Daily Trust] The ECOWAS Commission on Friday said Senegal and Benin Republic were set to begin issuance of the ECOWAS Biometric Identity Cards which came into force in January.

2016-02-05 Harmon Off to Senegal
[NEWS] Just a week after Barrack Young Controller (BYC) forward Prince Saydee left for Jordan on a tryout with Al-Wehdat SC, another BYC player has departed the country for Dakar, Senegal where he's expected to strike a six-month deal with Diambars FC.

2016-02-04 SES and ESMT Train Satellite Installers in Senegal
[CIO] SES, a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites, along with its local partner Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT), has announced its 4th ELEVATE programme in Senegal to support satellite and digital television migration in the country.

2016-01-31 Appeals for Reform of Drug Policies
[OSIWA] A recent news story cited Ghana's Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy marijuana farms across the country. Mr. Hukportie, who also heads the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said the effort was like "trying to kill a swarm of flies with one's bare hands".

2016-02-01 Educating Youth About Sexual and Reproductive Health On the Beaches of Senegal
[UNFPA] Dakar -On a hot summer day in December 2015, Khady, a quiet 19-year-old, approached a lively crowd of Senegalese youth gathered on a beach in Keur Massar, a development near Dakar.

2016-01-29 South Africa Recognized for Progress in Malaria Fight
[ALMA] Addis Ababa -African Leaders Malaria Alliance presents South Africa with 2016 Award for Excellence

2016-01-27 About 200 Billion CFA F Received from the Kuwait Fund Since the 1970s
[allAfrica] Senegal is the first recipient of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in West Africa. From the 1970s to the present day, Kuwait grant to Senegal is estimated at about 200 Billion CFA F. A critical source of funding that has been used for the funding of projects in the agricultural, livestock, infrastructure, hydraulic, industry, transport, health, education, civil protection sectors...

2016-01-26 Senegalese Help Brazil Fight the Zika Virus
[Deutsche Welle] Senegalese researchers who helped contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are training Brazilians on how to tackle the Zika virus. They have brought along a mobile lab which quickly detects the virus.

2016-01-28 Gyin Briefs Media On Forthcoming Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in Senegal
[The Point] The management of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia chapter yesterday conveyed a press briefing on the forthcoming international forum dubbed Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI).

2016-01-26 Scale Up of Maternal and Child Health Issues Meeting in Dakar
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman leaves Freetown on Tuesday January 26, 2016 for Dakar, Senegal to participate in a two day Consultative Meeting on the theme: "Partnerships for addressing maternal and child health, realizing the demographic dividend", together with heads of African faith-based organization."

2016-01-26 Senegal's Elusive Most Wanted Man Arrested By Gambian Police
[Daily Observer] Modu Faal, alias 'Boy Djinneh', one of the most Wanted men in Senegal has been arrested in The Gambia by officials of The Gambia Police Force.

2016-01-26 Senegal's Escaped Notorious Jailbird Recaptured in the Gambia
[The Point] It has been announced in Senegal that a notorious jailbird, Baye Modou Fall, commonly known as Boy Djinné, who recently made a dramatic escape from a prison in the central Senegalese town of Diourbel, has been arrested in The Gambia and presently under custody of the Gambian police pending extradition to Senegal scheduled in the next few days.

2016-01-25 Peugeot Bags Dakar Rally Title
[Namibia Economist] Some 26 years after its previous success on the epic event, Peugeot has won the Dakar Rally for the fifth time in the French marque's history. The two-wheel drive Peugeot 2008 DKR triumphed with its most illustrious crew on the event: Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret. Peugeot won the Dakar on just its second participation in the South American event.

2016-01-20 Senegal President Mackysall Opts to Shorten Terms
[Foroyaa] Senegal's President Macky Sall, in Fulfillment of His Election Promise in 2012, Has Proposed a Referendum to Reduce His Own Term in Office From Seven to Five Years.

2016-01-19 Macky Sall Ends Speculation Over Promise to Reduce His Mandate
[The Point] Senegalese President Macky Sall seems to have ended speculation over whether or not he was serious in reducing his mandate from seven to five years as he pledged in his campaign.

2016-01-20 Appraisal Drilling Resumes At SNE Offshore Senegal
[Business Day] The second appraisal well to be drilled on the SNE oil field, 100km offshore Senegal, has been reentered and will now be drilled to planned total depth.

2016-01-18 Senegal Reduces Fuel Prices, As World Market Goes From 100 to U.S.$30 Per Barrel
[The Point] The Senegalese government has reduced the price of fuel and other petroleum products, according to a statement from the Senegalese Ministry of Energy.

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