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Senegal

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.

Chinese President pledges stronger African ties

China President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent awash with Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects.

Attempt to set up jihad cell in Senegal ends in jail

Senegal sentenced 13 people to prison for attempting to establish a home-grown jihadist cell modelled on Boko Haram.
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