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.
Videos have documented at least four men being assaulted and detained in Senegal since May 23, when a conservative group held a large rally calling for homosexuality to be classified as a more serious crime ... Our Observer says that panic is gripping Senegal’s small and often underground gay community ... On June 6, a group of men surrounded a teacher.
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Poland, the co-hosts of the tournament, finished bottom of their group ... Szczesny gifts M’Baye Niang a goal for Senegal during Poland’s opening fixture of the World Cup. The Poles are defeated 2-1, finishing rock bottom of their group. Senegal double their lead thanks to ...
That match at the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex was followed by the meeting of Tunisia, the 2014 champions, and Senegal, silver medallists at the last edition in 2018, to determine who would finish top of Group A.
The final matches in Group A and Group C are due to take place tomorrow. In Group A Tunisia, the 2014 champions, and Senegal, silver medallists at the last edition in 2018, already guaranteed quarter-final places, will meet to determine who finishes top.
In the final three years ago, Angola defeated Senegal 19-14 to win its second straight gold medal at the Championship and its tenth in 11 editions ... Senegal are in Group A with 2014 champions Tunisia and will be joined by debutants Madagascar and the returning Guinea, who have reached the quarter-finals in all three of their appearances.
Group C now comprises three teams following the withdrawal of Algeria, with the other team being Congo. Earlier in the evening the team Angola defeated 19-14 in the last final, Senegal, earned a 42-16 win over Madagascar, who are also making a first appearance at the tournament, in Group A.
"Having been a part of this experience before, I am incredibly grateful to be able to take this journey again with an amazing group of players and staff," Weir said in a release ...Canada is in Group A at the tournament along with Senegal, Lithuania, and Japan.
Dakar — Senegal could begin producing Covid-19 vaccines in 2022 under an agreement with Belgian biotech group Univercells, a move that would boost Africa’s drug-manufacturing ambitions, according to a source involved in funding the project ... send doses to Senegal early in 2022.