Senegal
  • Senegalese gov't launch US$53m agric project in southern region
    19 january 2019 14:58:44
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - A project to improve productivity and food security in southern Senegal was launched on Friday in Kolda, the capital of the Southern region. Full text...
  • BRMV urges Africa to open up its financial markets
    18 january 2019 21:25:23
    Dakar Senegal (PANA) - The director of the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM), Edoh Kossi Amenounve, on Friday stressed the need for Africa to have strong and integrated stock exchanges to improve the market access to local private capital.Full text...
  • Senegal's island residents fight coastal erosion
    17 january 2019 15:07:00
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - Residents of Carabane island, located at the estuary of Casamance River in southern Senegal, are struggling to save their land from disappearance as a result of coastal erosion that threatens many islands in Casamance area.Full text...
  • UNAIDS Director hails results in the fight against AIDS
    16 january 2019 21:24:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on Thursday welcomed the results achieved in the fight against AIDS, calling on the international community, and African countries in particular, to step up efforts to mobilise against the epidemic.Full text...
  • International meeting on HIV treatment in children underway in Dakar
    16 january 2019 14:01:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A three-day high-level meeting on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and universal coverage of HIV testing and treatment in children in West and Central Africa began on Wednesday in Dakar, Senegal, to review the situation in the two sub-regions.Full text...
  • Three Senegal coaches fired after only 10 matches in the 2018/19 season
    15 january 2019 20:47:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's StarTimes football league has only played 10 of 26 matches of 2018-2019 season, but three coaches have already been sacked. Full text...
  • Dakar hosts international conference on Africa's emergence
    14 january 2019 18:25:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The third edition of the International Conference on Africa’s Emergence (CIEA) will begin on Thursday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, bringing together representatives of the African and international private sector.Full text...
  • Five candidates shortlisted for Senegalese presidential election
    14 january 2019 13:48:23
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Constitutional Court on Monday in Dakar published the provisional list of five candidates for Senegal's 2019 presidential election, the first round of which is scheduled for 24 February.Full text...
  • Tengueth FC still lead Senegal's League 1 despite loss
    14 january 2019 09:06:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Despite its 0-3 loss against Casa Sports during Day 10 matches played at the weekend, Tengueth FC still lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship.Full text...
  • Top official of Dakar-Bamako railway calls for early resumption of services
    12 january 2019 13:29:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The general manager of Dakar-Bamako Railway company, Senegalese Kibily Touré, has stressed the urgent need to resume rail services between Mali and Senegal so that workers can be paid.Full text...
  • Mauritania approves additional gas deal with Senegal
    11 january 2019 14:59:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government has approved "the additional act to the Inter-State Cooperation Agreement on the development and exploitation of offshore cross-border gas field reserves" with Senegal, said a statement from the Council of Ministers in Nouakchott.Full text...
  • CAF Cup final round kicks Friday
    10 january 2019 18:49:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Play-offs of the African Confederation Cup (CAF) start on Friday with a North African derby, Ahly Benghazi of Libya taking on Nasr Hussein Dey of Algeria.Full text...
  • New bridge on the Gambia River to accelerate African economic integration
    09 january 2019 19:21:55
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - The opening of the bridge over the Gambia River will accelerate African economic integration, according to Pascal Ehemba, president of Ziguinchor Chamber of Commerce in Senegal. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Awards: Full list of Award winners
    08 january 2019 21:05:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The following is the list of award winners at the 2018 CAF Award night held in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Awards: Mohamed Salah retains CAF Africa Men's Player of the Year title
    08 january 2019 20:50:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Egyptian and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on Tuesday night retained the CAF Men's Player of the Year Award when he was named the 2018 winner at the CAF Awards night in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Awards: Mauritania win CAF Men's National Team of the Year
    08 january 2019 20:28:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Mauritania have won the 2018 CAF Men's National Team Award. Full text...
  • 2019 AFCON: Egypt get the nod to host 2019 AFCON
    08 january 2019 13:40:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Egypt have been awarded the right to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Tuesday. Full text...
  • CAF offers extra opening for its annual awards
    07 january 2019 20:05:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Through the change in the organisation of the CAF Awards, the African Football Confederation (CAF) aims to "diversify and enhance its activities", the Federation's second vice president, Constant Omari said on Monday at Gorée island located off Dakar. Full text...
  • Diouf, Senghor team up to bring CAN cup to Senegal
    07 january 2019 19:39:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - "I will now work with the President of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF), Me Senghor, to bring the first African Cup of Nations (CAN) to Senegal," said El Hadj Diouf, former Ballon d'Or awardee in 2001 and 2002, on Monday at Gorée Island. Full text...
  • Tenguenth FC lead Senegal's League 1 football championship
    07 january 2019 09:26:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Tengueth FC have strengthened their lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship following their 4-1 victory over Stade de Mbour during Day 9 matches played at the weekend.Full text...
  • Daiar to host CAF Awards Ceremony: Dakar
    06 january 2019 20:54:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - From Monday, Dakar will be the capital of African football culminating in the CAF Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Centre. Full text...
  • Supreme Court upholds conviction of Dakar's former mayor
    03 january 2019 18:15:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Supreme Court of Dakar on Thursday upheld the conviction of former mayor of Senegal's capital, Khalifa Sall, to five years in prison for embezzlement of public money amounting to 1.8 billion CFA francs (euro 2,800,000) from the advance fund of the institution he had run since 2009. Full text...
  • Tenguenth FC lead Senegal's League 1 football championship
    31 december 2018 10:15:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Tengueth FC have taken the lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship following their 2-1 victory over Gorée and the 2-2 draw between AS Pikine and SONACOS during Day 8 matches played at the weekend.Full text...
  • Construction of bridge over Gambia River to completed early next month
    29 december 2018 16:38:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The construction of the Farafagné bridge over the Gambia River will be completed by 10 January, according to a communiqué from the Senegalese Ministry of Infrastructure and Land Transport. Full text...
  • Senegal closes applications for forthcoming presidential election
    27 december 2018 17:37:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Nominations for Senegal's February presidential election closed on Wednesday midnight and, among the 27 contenders seeking to succeed outgoing President Macky Sall, are two former prime ministers Abdoul Mbaye and Idrissa Seck.Full text...
  • Envoy hails Trans-Gambia Bridge, Senegambian relations
    27 december 2018 15:48:30
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Ambassador Fode Seck, head of Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat on Thursday hailed the successful completion of the Trans-Gambia Bridge Project as a turning point for not only the people of neighbouring Senegal and the Gambia but the whole sub-region and beyond. Full text...
  • Archbishop of Dakar calls for peaceful, transparent presidential polls in Senegal
    25 december 2018 14:08:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Archbishop of Dakar, Benjamin Ndiaye, on Monday called for a peaceful and transparent presidential election in Senegal next year, urging political parties to set a good example and abide by the rules of democracy. Full text...
  • AS Pikine maintain lead in Senegal's League 1 football championships
    24 december 2018 12:45:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - AS Pikine have maintained their lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship despite not playing during the Day 7 matches last weekend. Their main rivals, Tenguenth FC beat Liguere 2-1. Full text...
  • Senior member of Senegal's rebel Casamance independence movement dead
    23 december 2018 16:32:20
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - The death is reported in Paris on Saturday of a key member of Senegal's rebel Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), Lassana Goudiaby, after an illness, the movement said on Sunday.Full text...
  • BP announces final investment decision for Mauritania-Senegal LNG development
    21 december 2018 19:09:03
    Noukachott, Mauritania (PANA) – BP and partners on Friday announced agreement of the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Phase 1 of the innovative cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal. Full text...
  • Mauritania, Senegal firm up deal on joint investment in offshore gas project
    21 december 2018 18:43:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian and Senegalese presidents Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz and Macky Sall respectively on Friday presided over the signing of a series of agreements on investment in a cross-border offshore gas project, Tortue/Ahmeyim. Full text...
  • Senegal, IFAD partner to promote climate resilient agriculture
    20 december 2018 17:03:51
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Over 43,700 vulnerable rural households in Senegal will benefit from a US$72.4 million programme that aims to improve food and nutrition security and incomes of smallholder crop and livestock farmers in four regions of the West African country, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said on Thursday. Full text...
  • Senegalese President begins two-day visit to Tunisia
    19 december 2018 10:48:12
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and Senegal on Tuesday signed several cooperation agreements on the first day of a 2-day official visit by Senegalese President Macky Sall to Tunis. Full text...
  • Mauritania, Senegal discuss implementation of bilateral fishing agreement
    18 december 2018 19:07:25
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian and Senegalese delegations, led by fisheries ministers Yahya ould Abdeldayem and Omar Gueye respectively, on Tuesday started talks in Nouakchott on the practical aspects of implementing the fishing agreement signed on 30 July 2018 in the Mauritanian capital. Full text...
  • Senegalese President Sall in Tunis on official visit
    18 december 2018 15:43:18
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall is due in Tunis on Tuesday for a two-day official visit to Tunisia at the invitation of President Béji Caïd Essebsi, said a statement issued by Tunisian presidency.Full text...
  • Senegal to eradicate polio 'in three or four years'
    18 december 2018 13:28:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal is on the road to completely eradicate polio in three or four years, the director of the prevention of diseases at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Mamadou Ndiaye, has told PANA. Full text...
  • WB strengthens cooperation with Senegal
    18 december 2018 11:47:23
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – The World Bank Consultative Group meeting that opened in Paris on Monday on financing for the second phase of Senegal's Emerging Plan (PSE), is an opportunity for the World Bank to strengthen its partnership with the West African country, said Hafez M. H. Gha-nem, the World Bank deputy governor for Africa said. Full text...
  • AS Pikine maintain lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship
    17 december 2018 09:21:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - AS Pikine have maintained the lead in Senegal's League 1 football championship after Day 6 matches played at the weekend thanks to its 1-0 victory over AS Douanes. Full text...
  • Nigeria, Senegal play final of 2018 CAN beach soccer in Egypt
    13 december 2018 19:12:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has joined Nigeria for the final of the Beach Soccer Cup of African Nations tournament being played in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, after beating Morocco 7-2 goals in the semifinal on Thursday. Full text...
  • President Sall wants preps for construction of Gorée Memorial in top gear
    13 december 2018 18:58:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall has directed his administration to finalise the necessary technical and financial studies for the construction of the Gorée Memorial and the International Palace of Arts in Dakar to get underway, according to an official communiqué made available to PANA on Thursday. Full text...
  • Angola wins 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball
    12 december 2018 19:23:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Angola has won the 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball competition after beating Senegal 22-16 in the final game, played Wednesday in Brazzaville, Congo. Full text...
  • Parties submit names of nominees for presidential polls in Senegal
    11 december 2018 13:06:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Political parties in Senegal on Monday began submitting the nominees for candidates for the presidential election, scheduled for 24 February, 2009.Full text...
  • AS Pikine take lead of Senegal's League 1 football championship
    10 december 2018 09:18:19
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - AS Pikine has taken the lead in Senegal's League 1 football after Day 5 matches played in the weekend, thanks to their 3-0 victory over Niary Tally while their closest rivals - Generation Foot and Tengueth FC - played out barren draws. Full text...
  • WB, Senegal strengthen cooperation
    08 december 2018 13:02:55
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – The World Bank (WB) will strengthen partnership with Senegal, within the framework of a synergy with the international financial company and the multilateral agency for investment guarantee (MIGA), for the implementation of projects and reforms under the second phase of the Senegalese emerging plan (PSE), the Bank’s operation director in Senegal, Louise Cord, announced on Friday.Full text...
  • Senegal and Estonia sign cooperation agreements
    07 december 2018 20:49:35
    Dakar, Senegal (NAPA) - Senegal and Estonia signed several cooperation agreements on Friday in Dakar, notably in the fields of education, the environment and the fight against cybercrime.Full text...
  • Founder of Senegal's Walfadjri Press Group buried
    07 december 2018 20:25:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The founder and CEO of the Walfadjri (Walf) Press Group, Sidy Lamine Niasse, who died Tuesday in Dakar, was buried on Friday in Kaolack, his hometown. Full text...
  • Founder of WalFadjri press group dies in Dakar
    04 december 2018 13:47:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The founder and director general of WalFadjri press group, Sidi Lamine Niasse, died on Tuesday in Dakar following a heart attack , PANA learned from the press group. Full text...
  • First round results of the Senegalese Football League Cup
    03 december 2018 16:41:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Teams of Senegal's League 1 football had tough time when playing with League 2 teams during the first round of the League Cup played at the weekend. Full text...
  • Senegal authorizes ratification of treaty on CFTA
    29 november 2018 17:28:57
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Thursday adopted a bill authorising its president to ratify the Treaty Establishing the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) brokered by the African Union (AU) and initially signed by 44 of its member states in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018. The measure followed a decision by the Council of Ministers.Full text...
  • UN calls on Senegalese politicians to work for peaceful elections
    28 november 2018 19:43:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas of Ghana, on Wednesday urged Senegalese politicians to respect the democratic game and work for a peaceful presidential election next February.Full text...

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