Senegal, exceptional geopolitics in Africa

LE SENEGAL: UNE GEOPOLITIQUE EXCEPTIONNELLE EN AFRIQUE by Gerard-François Dumont This is a paper that was given during the 5th edition of the international forum “Developing the Regions of Africa and Europe”, held in Taormina, Italy, the 6 and 7 Octobre 2011.

Standard Bank to launch in Senegal

A new bank is to open in Senegal in October 2011, Les Afriques newspaper reports.

Ndioba Diene, ministry of agriculture of Senegal

Interview with Ndioba Diene, techincal counsellor of the ministry of agriculture of Senegal. The interview was done right after the forum on agriculture in Africa held in Rome by UN agency, Unido, last Tuesday 28 June 2011.


Full Name Republic Senegal Capital Dakar Form of Government Semi-Presidential Republic Date of Independence 20 August, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 196,723 km2 (87th)76,000 sq mi Total Population (2005 estimate) 11,658,000 (72nd) Time Zone UTC (UTC+0) Currency CFA Franc GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $11.183 billion GDP Per Capita $914 Human Development […]

Senegal: "Sembène was an icon of all Africa", artist Ndoye Douts

“ I think that Ousmane Sembène has been an iconic figure for the entire Africa, not just for Senegal”, said artist and painter Ndoye Douts from Senegal remembering his fellow countryman. “He had a vision – Douts added – and a perception of African reality that almost nobody else has got. He had a very […]