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.
Following the end of the war, ships were loaded from France with these soldiers who were to be shipped to Senegal, but hundreds refused to go because their pensions had not been paid ... As the ship prepared to leave for Senegal, 400 of the soldiers refused to board in protest against the conditions.
The six ISO-sized shipping containers for the first BioNTainer have finished construction in Europe, underwent quality checks ... BioNTech also expects to ship BioNTainers to Senegal and potentially South Africa in close coordination with each respective country and the African Union.
Since 1990 to this day, from Lomé in Togo to Dakar in Senegal, the international humanitarian organization MercyShips deployed its hospital ships and conducted 33 missions in 14 African countries to provide first-class surgical operations, build medical capacity and foster sustainable development in countries with limited access to surgical care.
Chelsea forward Sterling returned to the squad after missing last Sunday’s last-16 win against Senegal due to concerns over his family’s wellbeing following the incident at his home in Surrey. Mr Johnson, who works in shipping, predicted a 3-1 England win and said.
Pickford has kept three clean sheets from four games at the finals so far, shipping two late goals in the 6-2 opening win over Iran. Jordan Pickford saves from Senegal’s Boulaye Dia (Nick Potts/PA). PA. /. Jordan Pickford saves from Senegal’s Boulaye Dia (Nick Potts/PA) ... “It is huge, clean sheets, especially in tournament football now, are massive ... PA. /.
England families were deeply unimpressed with the atmosphere on the £1billion cruise ship, with insiders disclosing that they felt ‘isolated’ out at sea and disliked sharing a space with 6,000 other passengers ...Harry Maguire of England has his hair combed by his daughter next to his partner FernHawkins after the team's win over Senegal last night.
EnglandWAGs and family members were staying on this £1billion cruise ship before moving ... After arriving in Qatar ahead of England’sWorld Cup opening match, the WAGS spent ten nights on the cruise ship, which they had to share with 6,000 other guests, the majority of them rowdy football fans from all over the world.
Louis van Gaal's side needed two late goals to beat Senegal, attempted just two shots equating to a measly 0.11 ...England have amassed 1.59 xG from attacking set-pieces in their three matches, while Senegal have shipped chances equating to 1.22 xG in defensive set-piece situations.