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Senegal: Country on the coast of West Africa
Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar.


Guinea election: Borders closed on final day of campaign [Video]

Guinea election: Borders closed on final day of campaign

Guinea’s government closed its borders with Senegal and Guinea Bissau ahead of the elections for security concerns.

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French MPs approve return of looted artefacts to Benin, Senegal [Video]

French MPs approve return of looted artefacts to Benin, Senegal

French legislators have unanimously passed a law to allow the return of 27 African antiques stolen from Senegal and Benin about 150 years ago.

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France to vote on new law over returning stolen African artworks [Video]

France to vote on new law over returning stolen African artworks

The legislation would pave the way for the restitution of another 26 works to Benin and Senegal.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Tens of thousands attend Senegal pilgrimage despite virus [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Tens of thousands attend Senegal pilgrimage despite virus

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Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy undergoing Chelsea medical, Lampard confirms [Video]

Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy undergoing Chelsea medical, Lampard confirms

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is expected to complete his move to Chelseafrom Rennes on Tuesday, Frank Lampard has confirmed.

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Ex-head of world athletics jailed for corruption [Video]

Ex-head of world athletics jailed for corruption

Senegal's Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics' governing body, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption in a Russian doping scandal and sentenced to spend at least two years in..

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Senegal floods: Frustration grows over government's response [Video]

Senegal floods: Frustration grows over government's response

Saturated in sewage, Senegal's capital experienced three months of rainfall dumped in just 24 hours.

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Senegal flooding: Government criticised for slow response [Video]

Senegal flooding: Government criticised for slow response

Anger erupts in Senegal over the government's response to deadly flash floods.

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Akon to build futuristic 'Wakanda-Like' city in Senegal [Video]

Akon to build futuristic 'Wakanda-Like' city in Senegal

The singer says work will begin on "Akon City" in 2021. It will be 100 kilometers from Senegal's capital, Dakar.

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Senegal says two soldiers killed after vehicle hit anti-tank mine

Two Senegalese soldiers were killed and several others injured after their vehicle hit an anti-tank mine in the south of the country, the army said in a statement on Monday.
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