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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.


Senegal eases COVID-19 restrictions as food crisis looms [Video]

Senegal eases COVID-19 restrictions as food crisis looms

A crisis unfolding in Senegal, the World Food Programme warns 130 million people are facing starvation because of the pandemic.

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Senegal trials begin for $1 COVID-19 test kit [Video]

Senegal trials begin for $1 COVID-19 test kit

Trials have begun in Senegal on a coronavirus testing kit that gives results in 10 minutes.

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Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal [Video]

Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal

The World Health Organization warns against the use of Chloroquine, but some Senegalese doctors say it is a cheaper solution.

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Senegal: Social distancing, hand-washing difficult amid poverty [Video]

Senegal: Social distancing, hand-washing difficult amid poverty

Senegal locks down, but with limited access to clean water, fears rise about how far infections could spread.

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Coronavirus leaves Senegal's street children more exposed than ever

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Senegal's graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

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In coronavirus, Senegal rappers find a new enemy to fight

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Senegal orders all schools closed in response to coronavirus

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Visit to Senegal salon sealed Ravi Pujari's fate

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Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in South Africa, extradited

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In Senegal, online videos break silence over domestic abuse

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