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Senegal

Opposition candidates banned from Senegal presidential election

Two of Senegal’s best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said, increasing President Macky Sall’s chances of securing a second term.

African migrants to turn the sea as travel options narrow

Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: a thousand miles across open seas from Senegal to the Canary Islands in a 50-foot wooden boat held together with rusty nails.

US Department of State inaugurates antiterrorism training facility in Senegal

The US Department of State and the Government of Senegal on 6 September inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility in Thiès, Senegal.

AFRICOM reinforces commitment to Senegalese partnership

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, met with several senior Senegalse government and defense officials during his inaugural visit to Senegal between 30 July and 1 August.

Jailed Senegal politician plans to run for president

Senegal’s jailed opposition leader and former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, plans to run for president in February 2019, he said in an email to supporters.
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