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President Adama Barrow Wants More Senegalese Troops in Gambia

President Adama Barrow Wants More Senegalese Troops in Gambia

The Gambian government has requested that Senegal deploy an extra 1,000 soldiers as part of the regional military force in the country, Gambian President Adama Barrow told RFI in an interview on Wednesday. Barrow met with French President Francois Hollande during a two-day visit to Paris this week that focused on obtaining financial support for […]

Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, makes first visit to Senegal

Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, makes first visit to Senegal

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, is in Senegal today to find out how the country’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life. Senegal is Chris’ last stop on a trip to West Africa which has seen him visit Nigeria and Ghana to learn how Facebook […]

Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON®Star Programme

Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON®Star Programme

Syngenta’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet (1.2 t/ha, +40%), sorghum (1.1 t/ha, +86%), maize (2.7 t/ha, +101%), irrigated rice (9.4 t/ha, +11%) and rain-fed rice (2.0 t/ha, +33%). The achievements from year one of the APRON®Star project in Senegal are one of the focus […]

Donated to charity, used clothing is big business with 18,500 tonnes imported each year in Senegal

Donated to charity, used clothing is big business with 18,500 tonnes imported each year in Senegal

The dusty air is filled with the sounds of car horns and shouting – “500 CFA [$0.80] for a pair of trousers!”, “300 CFA [$0.50] for a T-shirt!” – from all directions as sellers try to entice customers to their stalls. This kilometres-long stretch of road is home to a weekly market, where stalls are […]

Patients have nowhere to turn after Senegal’s only radiation therapy machine stopped functioning in 2016

Patients have nowhere to turn after Senegal’s only radiation therapy machine stopped functioning in 2016

Senegal’s solitary radiotherapy machine broke down on December 28 last year, leaving the country’s only radiation therapist and small team of technicians idly waiting as patients were turned away or offered alternative treatments. The machine uses radioactive cobalt-60 to produce gamma rays that halt tumors in organs near the skin. Installed in 1989, it is from […]

Senegalese Military Enters Banjul Safeguarding Barrow’s Expected Arrival

Senegalese Military Enters Banjul Safeguarding Barrow’s Expected Arrival

Senegalese troops took up positions in Gambia on Sunday in an effort to provide security following the departure of Ex-President Yahya Jammeh. The arrival of the soldiers was welcomed by hundreds of Banjul residents who came out on the streets to celebrate. The military initiative aims to ensure that the anticipated arrival of President Adama […]

Senegal Powers Through to Quarterfinals

Senegal Powers Through to Quarterfinals

Senegal became the first side to book a place in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe in their Group B clash in Franceville on Thursday. After an opening match win over Tunisia by the same scoreline, Senegal now cannot be overhauled at the top […]

Dictator in Disguise Yahya Jammeh Offered Last Chance for Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

Dictator in Disguise Yahya Jammeh Offered Last Chance for Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday. A regional delegation was due to visit Banjul to give Jammeh a last chance to quit peacefully and cede office to newly-elected […]

So How Did Mugabe Get Away With It? Zimbabweans Look to the Gambia With Envy

So How Did Mugabe Get Away With It? Zimbabweans Look to the Gambia With Envy

“We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!” That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy. Much as President Robert Mugabe is widely thought to have done in March 2008, Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh lost polls in his […]

Adama Barrow takes oath of office as the new President of The Gambia

Adama Barrow takes oath of office as the new President of The Gambia

Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s new president on Thursday at a ceremony in the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after last month’s presidential election. “This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in a lifetime,” Barrow said in a speech immediately after taking the […]

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