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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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Senegal: Opposition’s coalition to boycott future elections

Senegal’s 91-year-old former president and main opposition coalition leader Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday said the opposition would not participate in any future elections in the West African nation because the parliamentary polls were a “masquerade”. Incumbent president Macky Sall’s coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly after winning nearly 50 percent of the […]

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Senegal: voters prevented from casting their ballots in parliamentary election

Hundreds of Senegalese voters were prevented from casting their ballots in parliamentary elections on Sunday, after a tense campaign between rival coalitions, local media reports. About 6 million voters head to the polls on Sunday July 30 in Senegal parliamentary elections, however, some voters were prevented to vote due to delays in issuing identity cards. […]

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Senegal: Thousands welcome ex-President Wade

Thousands of people filled the streets of Dakar to welcome former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade, who returned to lead his party into legislative elections in the West African nation. The 91-year-old, accompanied by his wife Viviane, flew in Dakar from Paris, to run for parliament in July’s elections. He will top the list for the […]

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Senegal following Morocco’s solar energy development model

Emulating Morocco’s solar energy development model, Senegal has launched late June a third 30-megawatt solar power plant, placing therefore the country in pole position in West Africa in the field of renewable energies. Although Senegal’s strategy of small power plants lags behind Morocco’s mega projects, such as the Ouarzazate Noor I with 500 megawatts extensible […]

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Senegal gets $17 million from EU to improve rural electrification

The European Union (EU) has released about $17 million to Senegal to accelerate the electrification of rural areas in the country. About 150 villages and 55,000 households are targeted by the rural electrification support program. “The project will improve access to agricultural activities and electrical services for rural households, which will enable them to sustainably […]

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Morocco’s Ciments de l’Afrique opens new cement plant in Chad

The Moroccan cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique group (CIMAF) has officially inaugurated a new cement plant in Chad this week as the group, led by the Moroccan Businessman Anas Séfrioui, continues its expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. This new unit, located in the Lamadji district at the northern exit of the Chadian capital N’djamena, will start […]

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Chinese vessels detained off Senegal for illegal fishing

Seven Chinese trawlers were arrested off the coast of Casamance in the southwest of Senegal for illegal fishing activities in the West African nation’ waters, Karim Mara, Captain of the Senegalese navy and responsible for the maritime patrol mission, told local media. “The trawlers were caught in the flagrant offence of fishing without authorization in […]

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Senegal: 91-year old Abdoulaye Wade to contest parliamentary seat

Senegal’s former President Abdoulaye Wade will run for parliament in July’s elections in the West African nation, local media reported. The 91-year old former leader will top the list for the opposition Watu Senegal coalition, which includes his PDS party. He firstly announced his participation when he went to register on the electoral list at […]

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Gambia gets $500 mln from Afreximbank

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) on Tuesday announced the disbursement of $500 million to revamp the impoverished Gambian economy. This financial support will allow the West African smallest nation to regain its marks after 22 years of isolation, due to the dire human rights record of ex-president Yahya Jammeh. “We would be doing integrated […]

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