Senegal (i/ˌsɛnᵻˈɡɔːl, -ˈɡɑːl/;French:le Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French:République du Sénégal[ʁepyblik dy seneɡal]), is a country in West Africa. Senegal's economical and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Eurafrasia, and owes its name to the Sénégal River, which borders it to the east and north. The name "Senegal" comes from the Wolof "Sunuu Gaal," which means "Our Boat." Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000sqmi) and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.
Cultures and influences
The territory of modern Senegal has been inhabited by various ethnic groups since the prehistoric era. Organized kingdoms emerged around the seventh century, and parts of the country were ruled by prominent regional empires such as the Wolof. The present state of Senegal has its roots in European colonialism, which began during the mid-15th century, when various European powers began competing for trade in the area. The establishment of coastal trading posts gradually gave way to control of the mainland, culminating in French rule of the area by the 19th century, albeit amid much local resistance. Senegal peacefully attained independence from France in 1960, and has since been among the more politically stable countries in Africa.
The Senegal's headwaters are the Semefé (Bakoye) and Bafing rivers which both originate in Guinea; they form a small part of the Guinean-Malian border before coming together at Bafoulabé in Mali. From there, the Senegal river flows west and then north through Talari Gorges near Galougo and over the Gouina Falls, then flows more gently past Kayes, where it receives the Kolimbiné. After flowing together with the Karakoro, it prolongs the former's course along the Mali-Mauritanian border for some tens of kilometers till Bakel where it flows together with the Falémé River, which also has its source in Guinea, subsequently runs along a small part of the Guinea-Mali frontier to then trace most of the Senegal-Mali border up to Bakel. The Senegal further flows through semi-arid land in the north of Senegal, forming the border with Mauritania and into the Atlantic. In Kaedi it accepts the Gorgol from Mauritania. Flowing through Bogué it reaches Richard Toll where it is joined by the Ferlo coming from inland Senegal's Lac de Guiers. It passes through Rosso and, approaching its mouth, around the Senegalese island on which the city of Saint-Louis is located, to then turn south. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a thin strip of sand called the Langue de Barbarie before it pours into the ocean itself.
Within a year, the sorting centre run by garment re-use and recycling charity Moda Re plans to double the volume it handles to 40,000 tonnes annually ... H&M said it recognised it was “part of the problem” ... Almost half the clothes donated to Moda Re are shipped for resale in African countries including Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal ... Reuters .
Despite commitments from major retailers to reduce clothing waste, the obstacles are significant, requiring up to 6 billion euros of investment and hundreds of recycling plants, a report said ... 1 ... Almost half the clothes donated to Moda Re are shipped for resale in African countries including Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal ... “For me, it is good.” ... .
India has been the world’s largest rice exporter since the past decade, surpassing Vietnam and Thailand. It is also the second-largest producer of rice after China. Follow Us ... For instance, since India imposed a ban on broken rice exports in September last year, around 1 mt of broken rice was shipped to Indonesia, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, and Ethiopia ... .
History, culture and basketball are on the itinerary for the UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team during a coming trip to Senegal and France... They will also conduct a free youth clinic while in Senegal. As for competition, there will be two games in Senegal and one in France, UNCG head coach Mike Jones said.
History, culture and basketball are on the itinerary for the UNC Greensboro men's basketball team during a coming trip to Senegal and France... They will also conduct a free youth clinic while in Senegal. As for competition, there will be two games in Senegal and one in France, UNCG head coach Mike Jones said.
Stephen-Tchicaya stated that current rates of extraction are driving several species towards extinction while jeopardising the livelihoods of local fishing communities across Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Mauritania... We recommend that ships caught engaging in ...
Türkiye and Brazil emerged as the top destinations for Russian fuel cargoes, taking about half of total supplies, or 631,000 tons and 300,000 tons, respectively, according to shipping data. Among African buyers, Senegal and Morocco purchased the bulk of diesel and gasoil from ...
As I write, Spanish authorities are searching waters near the Canary Islands for a ship that left Senegal over a week ago carrying over 200 people ...A few days later, on 7 July, monitoring body Sea-Watch shared images of a ship carrying 250 passengers drifting near Malta.