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)
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.
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.
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.
Senegal's President Urges China to Support Its Development
[Focac]Dakar -Senegal's President Macky Sal urged China to support the country's development as it has done elsewhere on the African continent, in the "spirit of win-win partnership."
New EU Support to Strengthen Governance, Food Security and Access to Water and Sanitation
[EASS]Brussels -European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will announce â‚¬347 million of new EU support to Senegal for the period 2014-2020 during a visit to the country on 12-13 of February. In partnership with the government of Senegal the EU will work to strengthen democratic governance, foster sustainable agricultural development and food security and invest in improved water and sanitation.
A local Solution to Ease Hunger in Schools
[WFP]At 200 schools in the Kedougou region of Senegal, children are now eating locally-produced rice, thanks to a programme financed by Brazil and implemented by WFP and FAO. Some 1,000 small producers provided 250 tonnes of paddy rice-half their total production-to school feeding programmes last year, and farmers consumed or sold the rest of their harvest on the local market, increasing their income. The initiative is a prime example of South-South cooperation and of integrated development set to expand.
Senegalese Prime Minister Due in Banjul On Monday
[The Point]Senegalese Prime Minister Aminata Toure is due in Banjul on Monday 17th February 2014 as one of the special guests invited to grace the country's 49th independence anniversary, official sources have told The Point.
Commissioner Piebalgs Visits Three West-African Countries to Discuss Future Development Cooperation
[EASS]Brussels -EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will begin on Monday a high level visit to Mauritania, Senegal and the Cape Verde, where he will underline the EU's ongoing commitment to supporting the region and confirm future funding for the three countries.
Senegal-Gambia Border Closure, Darboe Urges Govt's Intervention
[The Point]The leader of the opposition United Democratic Party has reacted to what he said appears to be the closure of the border between The Gambia and Senegal, insisting that the issue should be addressed by the two governments at government-to-government level, and not by transport unions.
Senegalese Transport Union Meets GPA Authorities
[Foroyaa]A delegation from the Senegalese region of Casamance on Monday 3rd February 2014 met authorities of the Gambia Ports Authority to negotiate the issue of the border closure imposed on both countries by Senegalese unions since last month. The delegation was led by the Secretary General of the Senegalese Transport Union, the CNTS/FC Mr. Ousmane THIAM DiT THIAMAS.