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2018-01-15 What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030
[The Conversation Africa] Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital need for industries and households. But more than 40% of residents of the world's least developed countries don't have access to electricity. In developed countries that figure is only 10%.

2018-01-13 Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States
[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase.

2018-01-12 How Much Will Gambia Pay to Senegal for Electricity Supply?
[Foroyaa] It has been revealed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy and the NAWEC Management, that the North Bank Region of The Gambia receives supply from Senegal. They did not say at what cost.

2018-01-10 Govt Vows to Hunt Down Casamance Gunmen
[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's government has launched an inquiry into the killing of 13 loggers in the southern region of Casamance. It's the first upsurge in violence in the isolated region in years.

2018-01-11 Sangue Bi 'Aduna' Album Hits Senegal
[The Point] The artist Sangue Bi last week presented his second album entitled "Aduna" and took the opportunity to unveil his ambition to revive reggae in Senegal; reconnect with its popularity of the year.

2018-01-07 Gunmen Kill 13 in Restive Casamance Region
[Deutsche Welle] The attack is one of the worst to occur in Senegal's southern region in recent years. The army says it is not clear whether the gunmen were members of the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces for Casamance (MFDC).

2017-12-29 Bringing Cinema to Senegal - By Bicycle!
[RFI] In Senegal this month, a movie club has started in the remote south-east K├ędougou region, near the border with Mali and Guinea. But because there is almost no electricity in the area, the films are shown, under the stars, by using a projector that's powered by a bicycle.

2017-12-23 Closing Africa's Wealth Gap
[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.

2017-12-22 Gambian Boxer Outclasses Senegalese 75kg Boxing Champion
[Foroyaa] Gambia's renowned Boxer, Foday Badjie has routed Senegalese 75kg boxing Champion, Modou Baba Faal on Saturday. The combat was held in commemoration of Mandela Day in Senegal and Foday being the winner scooped the Mandela Belt on stake.

2017-12-20 Battling to Protect Gor├ęe Island's Legacy of Slavery
[RFI] Worried about their future, island nations like the Maldives or Fiji raise the alarm every year during the environment summit COP 23 on the impact of rising sea levels. But for small islands, it's the past they're worried about, and watching their history wash away.

2017-12-20 Remembering Leopold Sedar Senghor On His Death Anniversary
[This is Africa] Greetings Africa on the day Senegalese poet, politician and 1st President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, died. The African socialist was associated with the N├ęgritude movement and was the founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party. Here are some of his quotes:

2017-12-19 Jury Still Out On Huge Mangrove Regeneration Project in Senegal
[IRIN] Bagadadji -Author Note

2017-12-18 Air Traffic Controllers on Strike Days After New Airport Opens
[VOA] Air traffic controllers at Senegal's new international airport have gone on strike just days after the facility opened. Flights to and from Dakar's Blaise Diagne International Airport were canceled Friday after controllers announced they would strike for 24 hours.

2017-12-18 Concern Over Missing Senegalese Tourist
[New Era] Walvis Bay -Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, has expressed concern over the wellbeing of a 37-year-old Senegalese tourist, who went missing two days ago in the Erongo region.

2017-12-18 Fuel Scarcity - SSS, Others Wade Into Planned Strike By Pengassan
[Premium Times] The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, last night stepped up consultations with key agencies of government in a last ditch effort to avert the impending nationwide strike it declared last Friday.

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