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Country on the coast of West Africa

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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 also 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.

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Senegal shuts borders amid WHO fears Africa is next virus hotspot [Video]

Senegal shuts borders amid WHO fears Africa is next virus hotspot

Mosques close, public gatherings are banned and the military deploys mobile clinics as Senegal edges closer to a full lockdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
All Schools Closed, Religious Festivals Cancelled In Senegal As Coronavirus Spreads [Video]

All Schools Closed, Religious Festivals Cancelled In Senegal As Coronavirus Spreads

Senegal’s president on Saturday ordered all schools and universities closed for the next three weeks. According to Reuters, Senegal President Macky Sall also cancelled religious festivals in response..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published
Coronavirus fears and preparation in Senegal [Video]

Coronavirus fears and preparation in Senegal

What the Senegalese government is doing to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, and why people are scared.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Klopp congratulates Watford after Liverpool’s first league loss of the season [Video]

Klopp congratulates Watford after Liverpool’s first league loss of the season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp congratulated Watford after they became the first team in the Premier League this season to beat the Reds with a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road. A second-half brace from..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Amid coronavirus fear, African boxers vie for 2020 Olympic berths [Video]

Amid coronavirus fear, African boxers vie for 2020 Olympic berths

In Senegal, Africa's best boxers are still trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 despite doubts of cancellations because of the coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Secretary of State Pompeo: US is assessing Senegal's security [Video]

Secretary of State Pompeo: US is assessing Senegal's security

Secretary of State Pompeo says US must balance Senegal's security needs with its own interests on Africa tour.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published
Pompeo in Senegal: Africa caught in US-China trade war [Video]

Pompeo in Senegal: Africa caught in US-China trade war

The US is sending mixed messages to the continent, they want to do business, but are not open to all African countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Senegalese families urge return of relatives in coronavirus-striken Wuhan [Video]

Senegalese families urge return of relatives in coronavirus-striken Wuhan

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:26Published

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Senegal's graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

The mural stretched over 10 metres of wall in Senegal's seaside capital Dakar shows a giant pair of hands reaching out for sanitiser, and a woman in hoop earrings and a facemask colored blue, red, gold..
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In coronavirus, Senegal rappers find a new enemy to fight

Dressed in hooded medical suits and protective goggles, Senegal's activist hip-hop group Y'en a Marre rap about washing hands, disposing of used tissues and avoiding crowds in their latest release:..
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Senegal's house-bound school children take classes from TV

Senegalese schoolboy Ibrahima Diongue listened intently as a teacher held forth about a tricky maths problem. It was a regular school day, except Diongue was in his living room and the teacher was on..
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Senegal orders all schools closed in response to coronavirus

Senegal's President Macky Sall on Saturday ordered all schools and universities closed for the next three weeks and religious festivals canceled in response to a coronavirus outbreak that has infected..
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Senegal confirms third and fourth coronavirus cases

Senegalese authorities reported two new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to four since the first case was confirmed there on Monday.
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Visit to Senegal salon sealed Ravi Pujari's fate

In January 2019, when a policeman called out his real name, the gangster who had assumed the false identity of a man named Anthony, couldn't stop himself from responding. Pujari had been under the..
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25 year chase for Indian gangster ends

After over two decades, gangster Ravi Pujari was identified in photos of a football tournament that he had sponsored in Senegal
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Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari brought to India

He was extradited from Senegal on February 22 pursuant to an extradition request made by India in early 2019.
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Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in South Africa, extradited

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari has been arrested in South Africa and being brought to India by a team of officials, including senior IPS officers from Karnataka, a top police official said on Sunday...
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'Fragile' Africa prepares for high risk of coronavirus spread

An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and..
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In Senegal, online videos break silence over domestic abuse

For Senegalese activist Fatou Warkha, online videos play a vital role in her campaign to expose and end violence against women in a country where discretion and forbearance are traditionally prized.
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Senegal rape law offers hope after years of silence

A new law in Senegal that criminalizes rape has come too late for one young woman. She was raped last year and is now trying to put her life back together with a baby.
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Migrant hailed after saving wheelchair-bound man from burning building in Spain

Spanish authorities said on Wednesday they are considering giving residency to an undocumented migrant from Senegal after he rescued a wheelchair-bound man from a burning, second-story apartment.
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Government plans 1,400km long great ‘green wall’ of India

The Centre is mulling an ambitious plan to create a 1,400km long and 5km wide green belt from Gujarat to the Delhi-Haryana border, on the lines of the “Great Green Wall” running through the width..
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Ethiopian Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Dakar, no casualties

An Ethiopian Airlines flight had engine trouble and made an emergency landing minutes after taking off from the airport in Senegal's capital Dakar on Tuesday, an airport spokesman said, adding nobody..
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Senegal president pardons political rival Khalifa Sall

Senegal President Macky Sall has pardoned one of his chief political rivals, the charismatic former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, who was jailed in 2018 on corruption charges.
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PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Senegal President Macky Sall

Modi met Sall on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in this southwestern French city and stressed upon "strengthening ties with an important African Partner." "PM @narendramodi met with President Macky..
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Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use.
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Determined to reach Europe, migrants defy Morocco's crackdown

Senegalese migrant Ismail, 26, is back in the forests around the northern Moroccan port of Tangier, not long after being stopped there by authorities and bussed 872 kilometers south in an attempt to..
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Senegal seizes 798 kg of cocaine hidden in cars on a ship

Senegal has seized 798 kg of cocaine hidden inside new cars on a ship traveling from Brazil, the customs authority said on Sunday, the latest in a series of large seizures off the West African coast..
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Senegal President's brother resigns after allegations of energy fraud

The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.
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Senegal police detain protesters amid outcry over gas deal

Senegalese riot police fired tear gas and detained more than 20 people on Friday at an unsanctioned protest in Dakar over a BBC report of allegations the president's brother was involved in fraud..
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BBC report on corruption in Senegal gas deal sparks furore; Opposition leaders in Dakar accuse govt of secrecy

The BBC report on Sunday, which President Macky Sall's brother has denied, delved into contracts deriving from the discovery of major oil and gas reserves off the coast of the poor West African state.
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Did Ravi Pujari flee Senegal after jumping bail in fake case?

Sources in Karnataka police said there were reports that Pujari had fled to another country by road, but admitted they have not received official confirmation from the Senegalese government. Pujari has..
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Senegal president says truth of BP gas deal will be established

Senegalese President Macky Sall said on Wednesday the government would find out the truth after a report alleged his brother Aliou Sall had been involved in fraud related to two major offshore gas..
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