Senegal
  • 2018 FIFA WC: Senegal coach Cisse announces provisional squad
    18 may 2018 05:12:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal coach Aliou Cisse announced his provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, with Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly headlining the Lions of Teranga list, world football governing body FIFA announced. Full text...
  • UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Sahel region
    04 may 2018 05:07:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in western Sahel, a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger. Full text...
  • Senegal hosts 4th African regional forum on sustainable development
    03 may 2018 16:22:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne on Thursday opened in Dakar the fourth African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development focused on the theme ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. Full text...
  • MFWA, partners train Senegalese journalists on anti-corruption coverage
    19 april 2018 13:32:12
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – A three-day training programme on effective anti-corruption reporting for Senegalese journalists got underway on Thursday in the country’s capital, Dakar. Full text...
  • 4th regional sustainable development forum holds in May in Dakar
    12 april 2018 15:54:31
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Senegalese capital, Dakar, will on 2-4 May host the fourth session of the African regional forum on sustainable development (ARFSD), under the theme "Transformation towards durable and resilient societies", official sources said on Thursday in Cotonou. Full text...
  • Senegal Solar power deal produces lowest power cost in Africa - WB
    10 april 2018 16:37:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme has set a new benchmark in Senegal resulting in two bids that will produce electricity for under 4 Euro cents (roughly 5 US cents) per kilowatt hour, the bank said in a press statement Tuesday. Full text...
  • Supporter of jailed Mayor of Dakar detained for contempt
    04 april 2018 10:24:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Former Senegalese MP Barthélémy Dias, a staunch supporter of the Mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, who was jailed for five years last week, was on Tuesday charged and placed in custody for contempt of court, PANA has learned from a judicial source. Full text...
  • IMF Board says WAEMU region making strong economic growth
    30 march 2018 17:24:01
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has welcomed the continued strong economic growth resilience and low inflation in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member countries, but stressed that vulnerabilities had persisted in the region in 2017 with increased fiscal and external account deficits. Full text...
  • IMF Africa director lauds Senegal’s economic progress
    26 march 2018 19:39:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegal has made impressive progress implementing its comprehensive Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) in recent years, engendering high economic growth, poverty reduction, and improvements in standards of living, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Africa Director Abebe Aemro Selassie said here on Monday. Full text...
  • AI denounces persecution of anti-slavery organisations in Mauritania
    22 march 2018 15:43:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI), in a report released on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, has revealed that the human rights activists fighting against discrimination and slavery in Mauritania, are being persecuted.Full text...
  • 'Gambia can learn from Senegal' – Barrow
    14 march 2018 11:10:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's President Adama Barrow has said Senegal has had a long history of vibrant democracy since it attained independence and Gambia can learn from its democratic practice. Full text...
  • Gambia, Senegal agree to combat illegal timber logging, cross-border crime
    14 march 2018 10:56:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The presidents of Gambia and Senegal on Tuesday signed a pact on closer security cooperation to allow joint patrols at their borders. Full text...
  • Gambia, Senegal to sign cooperation agreements
    13 march 2018 09:35:57
    Banjul, Gambia(PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow will sign a number of agreements with his Senegalese counterpart President Macky Sall on Tuesday, including a treaty on extradition and cross-border prosecution, sources at Sate House have informed PANA.Full text...
  • Investing in school meals ‘win-win’ for West African nations – UN
    02 march 2018 20:26:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture. Full text...
  • In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system
    02 march 2018 06:06:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Africa’s vast Sahel – plagued by humanitarian crises, armed conflict and terrorism – is now witnessing improvements in its criminal justice system thanks to a special programme by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which assists governments in the region to come together to fight corruption, and human and drug trafficking. Full text...
  • Senegal, Turkey sign cooperation deals
    01 march 2018 18:44:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal and Turkey on Thursday signed several cooperation agreements on tourism, rail transport, trade, oil, energy and mines.Full text...
  • AU to conclude African Central Bank headquarters agreement with Nigeria
    28 february 2018 19:48:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Union will conclude a headquarters agreement with Nigeria for hosting the African Central Bank as it embarks on the implementation of a joint strategy towards the launch of the bank, an AU official said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Senegal, Germany, WB co-host South-South learning forum
    19 february 2018 16:37:22
    Frankfurt, Germany (PANA) - Close to 250 government ministers and policymakers from 70 countries will gather in Frankfurt, Germany, this week to discuss the role social safety nets can play in responding to shocks, while protecting human capital by building household resilience. Full text...
  • Liberia's President Weah begins Senegal visit
    15 february 2018 15:48:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Liberian president George Weah arrived in Dakar on Thursday for a two-day visit to Senegal during which he and his host, Macky Sall, will sign several cooperation agreements. Full text...
  • President Weah expected in Dakar
    14 february 2018 15:24:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Liberia’s president, George Weah, is expected in Dakar on Wednesday afternoon for a working visit. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup: Senegal, Puma sign sponsorship deal
    09 february 2018 15:58:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal and PUMA have announced a long-term partnership ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Full text...
  • UNESCO chief lauds pledges for education
    03 february 2018 13:03:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay, has commended the pledges announced by over 60 countries at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal, co-chaired by France and Senegal, and of which UNESCO is a partner. Full text...
  • Education and Africa: Twin priorities of UNESCO DG at Education Funding Conference
    02 february 2018 06:30:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, says education must become the priority in development aid. Full text...
  • Millions of Children Denied Free Secondary Education
    01 february 2018 06:52:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The slow growth of free secondary education for all is jeopardizing the futures of millions of children globally, Human Rights Watch has said, in advance of the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) 2018 Replenishment Conference which opens in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday. Full text...
  • French president expected Thursday in Dakar
    31 january 2018 16:02:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is expected in Dakar on Thursday for a two-day official visit to Senegal, within the framework of a tour of some African countries which which began on Wednesday with a two-day visit to Tunisia. Full text...
  • WAEMU embarks on reforms to modernize financial sector
    25 january 2018 17:31:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) have introduced an ambitious set of reforms to modernize the financial sector regulations.Full text...
  • 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...

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