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.
(MENAFN) Senegal's navy has made a historic drug bust by seizing nearly three tons of cocaine from the ship Ville d'Abidjan, marking the largest drug haul on record for the West African nation. The ... .
DAKAR, Senegal, (AFP) — Senegal's military has seized more than three tonnes of cocaine from a ship moored off the coast, in one of the country's largest drugs hauls, the navy said Tuesday ... Senegal's navy also in January seized more than 800 kilos of cocaine from a ship off the coast of Dakar.
A ship in international waters off the coast of Senegal was brought back to a naval base in Dakar to assess the illegal cargo. Nearly three tons of cocaine were confiscated from a ship moored off the coast of Senegal, the nation’s navy announced on Tuesday. The seizure was reportedly Senegal’s largest drug haul on record.
Thiaroye, Senegal...Nearly every day in cities and towns across Senegal, people hear about a successful venture, a boat stopped by coastguard interceptions -- or capsized ships ... Fishing provides around 600,000 direct and indirect jobs for Senegal and 3.2 percent of its GDP, according to a 2022 report from the US Department of Agriculture.
2023 is the 25th anniversary of Facets of Faith... This column is from Aug. 29, 2015 ... The Samaritan’s Purse site has a way to pay for and fill a box online and asks for donations to help cover shipping for all the boxes. Another viewpoint can be found at the blog written by Corey and KatieGarrett, who are missionaries in Senegal ... .
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.” ... .