Senegal
  • IMF says Senegal needs fiscal space for investment in infrastructure
    19 december 2017 09:22:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal’s growth is expected to exceed 6 percent in 2017 for the third year in a row, while inflation remains low, according to the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which has just completed the fifth review of the country’s economic performance under a programme supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Full text...
  • Senegal’s New Airport opens
    09 december 2017 06:43:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal’s new International Blaise Diagne Airport (AIBD), a 525-million-euro infrastructure masterpiece, co-financed with the African Development Bank (AfDB), opened on Thursday, confirming the Bank’s commitment to Africa’s air transportation development, and a strategic component of the High 5 agenda to integrate Africa. Full text...
  • Positive outlook for African governance, but some warning signs - Mo Ibrahim Index
    20 november 2017 20:48:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent’s Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace. Full text...
  • International forum on peace, security in Africa ends
    15 november 2017 09:13:21
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) – The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa ended on Tuesday in the Senegalese city of Diamniadio, with a call on Africa to rely on itself first to ensure its security before appealing to the international community.Full text...
  • Senegal beat South Africa 2-1, Burkina Faso thrash Cape Verde 4-0 in final Group D World Cup qualifier
    15 november 2017 06:24:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal crowned a successful 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory over South Africa in their final Group D match played at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar on Tuesday night. Full text...
  • Chad wants Africa to rule its destiny against terrorism
    14 november 2017 17:43:19
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) - Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké has urged African countries to get strongly engaged in the fight against terroism.Full text...
  • Security concerns obscuring Sahel humanitarian emergency - ICRC
    14 november 2017 13:03:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The precarious security situation in Africa's Sahel region is overshadowing a massive humanitarian crisis affecting 12 million people in five countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Gambia gets 600 scholarships from Senegal, Nigeria
    01 november 2017 14:29:36
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian government has received some 600 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies from the governments of Senegal and Nigeria for the 2017/2018 academic year, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...
  • President Barrow receives leading Senegalese cleric
    27 october 2017 17:46:33
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia on Friday received in audience the new Khalipha of the Tidiania brotherhood in Senegal, Ababacarr Mbaye Sy Mansour, the office of the president said. Full text...
  • President Zuma praises Senegal for historic role in ending apartheid
    25 october 2017 05:32:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday thanked his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall and his government for hosting the 30th commemoration celebrations of the historic 1987 Dakar Talks which paved the way for the dismantling of apartheid. Full text...
  • UNICEF urges speedy action to end child marriages in West, Central Africa
    23 october 2017 19:39:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Unless progress is seriously accelerated, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, UNICEF said on Monday. Full text...
  • Senegalese president on official visit in South Africa
    23 october 2017 17:23:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall left Dakar on Monday for a two-day official visit to South Africa, according to an official statement sent to PANA.Full text...
  • 25 Senegalese players named to play South Africa in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers
    18 october 2017 18:06:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's national football team coach, Aliou Cissé,on Wednesda released a list of 25 players selected to face South Africa on 10 November in Polokwane, and 14 November in Dakar for qualifiers to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Full text...
  • Senegal: President Kabore makes official visit to Senegal
    13 october 2017 15:19:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Burkina Faso president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, arrived on Friday in Dakar for a two-day official visit to Senegal, which will be marked by the signing of several agreements on security, justice and education, official sources told PANA. Full text...
  • Gambia: Barrow says Senegal, Gambia present model for regional integration
    10 october 2017 19:07:31
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - President Adama Barrow of Gambia on Tuesday stressed the need for his country to work with neighbouring Senegal and become a "model of regional integration" by facilitating free trade across their borders. Full text...
  • Senegal: Senegal's new international airport opens in December
    05 october 2017 15:47:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's Presiden Macky Sall has directed the government to take "all the necessary steps" for the inauguration and effective operation of the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) on 7 December 2017.Full text...
  • Rwanda: RwandAir Express launches Kigali-Dakar route
    03 october 2017 15:45:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan flag carrier, RwandAir Express, on Tuesday said it has launched a new route from Kigali to Senegal's capital city, Dakar, according to an official statement made available to PANA in Kigali. Full text...
  • Senegal: Senegal commemorates 15th anniversary of Joola sinking
    26 september 2017 14:52:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Tuesday commemorated the 15th anniversary of the sinking of the boat, "Le Joola", which occurred on the night of 25 to 26 September off the Gambia, causing 1,863 deaths and disappearances. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB pays tribute to late president Babacar Ndiaye
    21 september 2017 19:42:38
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday paid tribute to honour its former President, the late Dr. Babacar Ndiaye, at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...
  • US: ‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, Senegal's Sall tells world leaders
    21 september 2017 06:50:48
    New York, US (PANA) – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent – one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world. Full text...
  • Senegal: Despite robust economic growth, Senegal reels under rising public debt
    20 september 2017 09:29:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal’s economic growth is expected to remain robust above 6 percent, and inflation to be contained at 2 percent in 2017, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Tuesday completed a review mission to the west African country.Full text...
  • Senegal: School meal funding crisis puts 1.5 million West, Central African children at risk - WFP
    18 september 2017 21:20:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – As the 2017-2018 school year starts, more than 1.5 million children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals, the United Nations food relief agency said today. Full text...
  • Senegal: Anti-CFA activists call for dismissal of French reps on BCEAO board
    17 september 2017 14:36:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Activists opposed to the CFA Franc have called for the "unconditional" withdrawal of French representatives from the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) during a protest against the regional currency, held Saturday in Dakar. Full text...
  • Senegal: Former Senegalese foreign minister passes on
    14 september 2017 18:07:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Senegalese Foreign minister Djibo Leïty Kâ died in Dakar on Thursday after a long illness, officials confirmed. Full text...
  • Senegal: Africa50 is partner of choice for economic transformation, AfDB's Chief Adesina tells shareholders
    13 september 2017 14:07:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - "With Africa50, we have an important partner, with all the enthusiasm and vigour that is necessary for Africa’s economic transformation," the words of Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), at a meeting of shareholders in Senegal. Full text...
  • Senegal: Day 2, Day 3 results at Afrobasket 2017
    11 september 2017 13:46:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Here are Day 2 and Day 3 results at the 29th African Men's Basketball Championship, 2017, played simultaneously in Senegal and Tunisia since Friday:Full text...
  • Senegal: Anti-CFA franc activist re-arrested in Dakar
    06 september 2017 20:22:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - French-Beninese activist Stéllio Gilles Robert Capo-Chichi, who has been waging a campaign against the use of the FCA franc by 14 West and Central African states, was rearrested at his home on Wednesday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.Full text...
  • Senegal: Abdallah Dionne reappointed as prime minister of Senegal
    06 september 2017 19:50:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall on Wednesday reappointed Mohammed Boun Abdallah Dionne as Prime Minister. Full text...
  • 2018 CHAN Qualifiers: Guinea complete 2018 CHAN line-up
    24 august 2017 13:19:11
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea on Wednesday completed the line-up for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), to be played in Kenya, after a 5-0 win over Senegal in Conakry in their West Zone A second-leg, final-qualifier clash. Full text...
  • Kigali: Senegalese President Macky Sall attends Kagame's inauguration in Kigali
    17 august 2017 19:56:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall was among African Heads of State who arrived in Kigali on Thursday to attend the inauguration of Rwandan President Paul Kagame following his victory at the 4 August 2017 presidential poll. Full text...
  • Senegal: Dakar extends US$100,000 aid to disaster-hit Sierra Leone
    17 august 2017 19:03:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has provided US$100,000 assistance to Sierra Leone following devastative floods and mudslides in which more than 400 lives were lost on Monday, Sierra Leonean Ambassador in Dakar, Dr Ebun Strasser King told PANA on Thursday.Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AUC deploys Election Observation Mission to 2017 legislative polls in Senegal
    23 july 2017 07:00:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Following an invitation from the Senegalese Government, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Senegal’s legislative elections, scheduled for 30 July 2017. Full text...
  • Egypt: CAF President consoles Senegalese Federation on tragic stadium incident
    18 july 2017 09:36:04
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad, has on behalf of the continent’s football governing body, expressed his “most sincere condolences” to the Senegalese Football Federation following the Full text...
  • Senegal: UNESCO organises inter-generational dialogue on Gorée Island
    15 july 2017 07:39:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - As part of its efforts to implement the project: “Emergency measures for the consolidation and protection of Gorée Island: Fighting coastal erosion implementation”, within the framework of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Dakar Office is organizing an inter-generational dialogue on Gorée Island, scheduled for Saturday. Full text...
  • Gambia: Gambia to finalize energy deal with Senegal
    10 july 2017 14:05:04
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The governments of the Gambia and Senegal are at an advanced stage in finalizing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between their two national utilities companies - Société National d'Éléctricité du Sénégal (SENELEC) and the national water and electricity company of Gambia (NAWEC). Full text...
  • Senegal: Over 7 million children on the move in West, Central Africa each year - UNICEF
    05 july 2017 06:19:02
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Children account for over half of the 12 million West and Central African people on the move each year, with some 75 per cent of them remaining in sub-Saharan Africa, and less than one in five heading to Europe – UNICEF announced on Wednesday as part of a new report. Full text...
  • Kenya: Lloyd's Register lands Senegal offshore oil survey deal
    30 june 2017 11:26:04
    Nairobi,Kenya (PANA) - Cairn Energy PLC, a leading independent oil and gas exploration and development companies, has chosen Lloyd’s Register (LR) to provide project management and technical assistance in their extensive SNE field development surveys offshore Senegal. Full text...
  • Senegal: IMF Board agrees one-year extension of Senegal's Policy Support Instrument
    27 june 2017 11:20:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - It is important for Senegal to strengthen the implementation of reforms aimed at improving the quality of public investment and promote private investment, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has observed on Monday during the fourth review of the country's Policy Support Instrument (PSI).Full text...
  • Senegal: 5.6 million kids at risk of waterborne infections as rains start in L. Chad countries
    23 june 2017 18:52:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned on Friday. Full text...
  • Senegal: 'Food crisis in Somalia, S. Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Yemen far from over' - UNICEF
    23 june 2017 05:55:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The welcome announcement of an end to famine conditions in South Sudan this week should not distract from the fact that severe food insecurity continues to put the lives of millions of children at risk in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF warned on Friday. Full text...
  • Senegal: Make girls’ access to education a reality, says human rights group
    17 june 2017 04:44:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Millions of pregnant and married adolescent girls across many African countries are being denied their education because of discriminatory policies and practices, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, on the Day of the African Child. Full text...
  • Senegal: New global mobile operator announced
    24 may 2017 10:44:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Things Mobile, the first global mobile operator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), to connect millions of devices all over the world, even without Wi-Fi, has been announced.Full text...
  • Senegal: DRC has world’s highest number of people fleeing conflict internally - NGO
    22 may 2017 06:16:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Over 922,000 people were forced to flee their homes inside the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2016, a humanitarian organisation reported on Monday. Full text...
  • Senegal: More than 31 million people displaced within their own country in 2016 - NGO
    22 may 2017 06:01:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Conflict, violence and disasters caused 31.1 million new internal displacements in 2016, according to a new report released on Monday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Full text...
  • Senegal: Oil exploration indicates promising signs in Senegal
    19 may 2017 17:11:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Cairn Energy, one of Europe's leading oil and gas exploration companies drilling for oil offshore Senegal, has announced the results of a successful appraisal well offshore the West African country. Full text...
  • Senegal: Rights group deplores attacks on human rights activists in West, Central Africa
    16 may 2017 06:26:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Human rights defenders, journalists and protesters in West and Central Africa are facing ever-higher levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned human rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU hails final verdict on Hissène Habré by African Extraordinary Chambers
    02 may 2017 19:28:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the outcome of the appeal case of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, filed at the African Extraordinary Chambers (AEC), in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...
  • Senegal: Rights group hails upholding of Habré's conviction
    27 april 2017 21:46:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A human rights watchdog has hailed Thursday's decision by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal to uphold the conviction of former Chadian President Hissène Habré saying it vindicates the persistence of the victims’ struggle for justice and the fight against impunity in Africa. Full text...
  • US: African ministers say investment, diversification key to growth
    25 april 2017 14:23:55
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - Boosting private investment and diversifying revenue streams are pivotal to increasing growth in the current environment, African Finance Ministers said during the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank Spring Meetings just concluded in Washington, D.C., US.Full text...
  • Senegal: IMF team encourages Senegal to improve business climate
    12 april 2017 19:48:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's economic outlook for 2017 remains favourable, with growth once again expected to exceed 6 percent, but this will require continued fiscal consolidation, strengthened public financial management and enhanced governance, improvements to the business climate, and measures to promote SMEs and social inclusiveness, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday completed a two-week visit to Dakar. Full text...

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