Air Senegal partners with Senegalese Tourism Promotion Agency to promote Destination Senegal in the US

Photos credit: Bill Moore On September 3, 2021, the day following the launch of Air Senegal’s Dakar-New York-Washington line, the airline, in partnership with the Senegalese Tourism Promotion Agency hosted a private workshop on its strategy to promote the destination … Read More

NYC Senegalese Diaspora to hold another rally in support of political activist Ousmane Tounkara on May 11

Members of the Senegalese Diaspora will hold another rally at the US Immigration Court on Varick Street on May 11, 2021 to show support to political activist Ousmane Tounkara scheduled for a hearing at 1 p.m. Political activist Ousmane Tounkara … Read More

Senegalese American youth in Harlem remember lives lost during last week’s protests in Senegal

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese American youth gathered at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on March 12, 2021 in solidarity with the Senegalese opposition back home. They remembered the lives lost during the protests … Read More

Macky Sall has yet to address the nation despite 9 Senegalese dead during protests

Photo credit: Badara Preira There have been nine Senegalese dead so far according to reports, since the beginning of the protests started on March 3, 2021 after the arrest of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Several opposition and religious leaders … Read More

Photos: Senegalese Diaspora celebrates in New York 57 years of independence

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell The Senegalese community of New York City celebrated 57 years of independence at the headquarters of the Association of Senegalese in America in Harlem on April 4, 2017. Several government officials from the Permanent Mission … Read More

Oil exploration indicates promising signs in Senegal

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Cairn Energy, one of Europe’s leading oil and gas exploration companies drilling for oil offshore Senegal, has announced the results of a successful appraisal well offshore the West African country. “Rig performance continues to be excellent and operations have been … Read More

Gambia: Seven foreign journalists expelled

Seven journalists, who are in The Gambia to cover the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow, were on January 16, 2017, prevented from entering the country, according to media body Media Foundation for West Africa. The MFWA’s sources say upon … Read More

President Macky Sall signs $600 million deal at U.S.–Africa Business Forum to boost electricity generation capacity in Senegal

  President Macky Sall signed three deals worth more than $600 million to boost electricity generation capacity in Senegal with Lekela Power, ContourGlobal and Black Rhino Group on the sidelines of the 2nd U.S. – Africa Business Forum held in … Read More

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New York hosts Investment and Habitat Forum in Senegal

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The Office of Senegalese Citizens Abroad organized, in partnership with the Consulate General of Senegal in New York, an Investment and Habitat Forum dedicated to the Senegalese community living in the United States on July 30-31 … Read More

Investing in youth, key to future prosperity in Senegal

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Investing in agriculture and farming technologies will help change the perception that young people have of farming, making it an appealing career choice, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has said. Farming also contributes … Read More

Senegal: IOM helps 171 stranded Senegalese migrants return home from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday it has facilitated the return of 171 stranded Senegalese migrants, including one medical case, to Senegal by a charter flight, which departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and arrived in Dakar, Senegal, late … Read More

Senegal: Senegalese parliament ratifies ECOWAS protocol on corruption

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The National Assembly of Senegal ratified on Thursday a bill relating to the Memorandum of Understanding of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the fight against corruption. The protocol was adopted on December … Read More

ASA youth committee celebrates 55th Anniversary of the independence of Senegal

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The youth committee of the Association of Senegalese in America (ASA) hosted in Harlem a reception in celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the independence of Senegal on April 4, 2015, at the newly renovated headquarters … Read More

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Dia lands first solo exhibition in New York

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Ray Gallery opened Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Dia’s first solo exhibition in New York on Friday March 5, 2015 in Brooklyn. The Swiss-based artist inspired by current events created ten out of the eleven pieces presented this … Read More

Senegal: ‘Violence against women, a major social problem in Senegal’

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A report by UN Women, published on the occasion of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fourth World Women Conference of Beijing, has revealed that violence against women and girls is a major social … Read More

‘Drought triggers insurance payout in Mauritania, Niger and Senegal’

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Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – ARC Insurance Company Limited will pay US$ 25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month – Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. The three countries which paid a combined premium of … Read More

Nigeria is Ebola-free three days after Senegal – WHO

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monday Nigeria Ebola-free, marking the second West African nation within a spate of four days. Senegal was also declared Ebola-free on Friday.    

Senegal, Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Senegal and Nigeria are to be declared Ebola-free in a few days’ time if certain conditions are met, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO said in a dispatch from its headquarters that if the … Read More

Ethiopia: Mauritius deports AU official for visiting Ebola-affected West Africa

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – An African Union (AU) official has filed a complaint against Mauritius for harassment and deportation, following his ordeal during a recent trip to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital. The top AU Commission Departmental Planning Expert, … Read More

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