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2017-05-29 As Coast Crumbles, Residents Ponder Move to Safer Ground
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Saint-Louis, Senegal -Senegal's coastline is receding at a rate of 1 to 2 metres per year, driven by rising sea levels, rapid urbanisation and illegal sand mining

2017-05-23 Robotics Contest Promotes Economic Growth
[VOA] Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal is to encourage African governments and private donors to invest more in science and math education throughout the continent.

2017-05-23 Senegal-Gambia Dakar Buisiness Forum Rescheduled
[Foroyaa] The Senegalo-Gambian Business Forum initially scheduled to take place in Dakar on 25 and 26 May 2017 has been rescheduled to take place on 5 and 6 October 2017.

2017-05-16 Macron's Franco-Senegalese Advisor Making Waves
[Deutsche Welle] Following his victory, French President Emmanuel Macron's communications advisor has been recognized as a key component of Macron's success, and is even considered a role model to young African women.

2017-05-12 Seeds of Rural Renewal Sown in Senegal
[IRIN] Djimini/Senegal -Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

2017-05-12 Gambia, Senegal Sign Agreement On Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
[The Point] Cooperative Agreement between the Government of the Republic of The Gambia and The Government of The Republic of Senegal in the Area of Forest Resources and Wildlife Management.

2017-05-12 Gambia, Senegal Sign Bilateral Cooperation On Forest Resources, Wildlife Management
[Daily Observer] The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the sister Republic of Senegal recently signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the area of Forest Resources and Wildlife Management.

2017-05-12 Gambian Delegation Arrives in Dakar for Ecowas Wrestling Championship
[Daily Observer] The Gambian delegation to the Ecowas sub-regional wrestling championship have safely arrived Dakar Senegal ahead of this weekend contest.

2017-05-10 Dakar to Host Ecowas Wrestling Tournament
[Daily Observer] Wrestlers from fourteen member states of the sub-region are expected to be in a competitive mood when the 8th edition of the ECOWAS Traditional Wrestling Tournament holds in Dakar, Senegal from the 12th to the 14th of May 2017 the released from ECOWAS Bureau in Nigeria informed.

2017-05-09 West Africa Issues a Wake-Up Call to Tyrants
[ISS] Last week's decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré was just the latest victory - though it was certainly among the biggest - for international criminal justice in West Africa.

2017-05-05 Three Critically Wounded AFL Soldiers Flown to Dakar
[Observer] The late Corporal Ousma was a signal soldier assigned with the 23rd Infantry Brigade.

2017-05-02 The Habré Trial - the Future for African Justice?
[African Arguments] The trial of Chad's former president is finally over, but its significance for Africa may have just begun.

2017-05-01 Govt to Introduce HPV Vaccine to Battle Cervical Cancer
[VOA] Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it remains the most common type of cancer in Africa, the World Health Organization says. WHO data show that Senegal currently has one of the world's highest rates of the disease, with over 1,400 new cases diagnosed each year.

2017-04-28 Court Upholds Habre's Sentence
[Al Jazeera] An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of Hissene Habre, former Chad president, on war crimes charges.

2017-04-29 Senegal-Gambia to Meet, Discuss Issues Affecting Them
[Foroyaa] Public and Private sectors institutions from the Gambia and Senegal are expected to converge at the Senegalese capital, Dakar to discuss issues affecting the two countries.

2017-04-28 Senegal Court Upholds Life Sentence for Hissene Habre
[Deutsche Welle] Chad's former dictator had been charged for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Habre's victims expressed satisfaction at the final outcome, but the defense argued the landmark trial was "unfair.'"

2017-04-27 Hissène Habré Appeal Ruling Closes Dark Chapter For Victims
[AI London] Following today's Extraordinary African Chambers appeal judgment in Senegal upholding the conviction of the former Chadian President Hissène Habré for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, and the sentence of life imprisonment, but acquitting him of rape, Amnesty International's Erica Bussey said:

2017-04-27 Gambia, Senegal to Hold Joint Business Forum
[The Point] Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat (PSSG) is to hold the first Private and Public Sector Forum between The Gambia and Senegal from 24 to 25 May 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.

2017-04-27 Senegalese Ambassador Extols Gambia - Senegal Relations
[Daily Observer] The Senegalese ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Professor Saliou Ndiaye, has said that The Gambia and Senegal shared deep historical, cultural and ancestral ties.

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