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SENEGAL: The “missing middle” ...

SENEGAL: The “missing middle” – tackling youth unemployment

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ibra Niang, 22, was recently one of the estimated 100,000 young people who enter Senegal’s stark job market each year. After seeing many of his...
WEST AFRICA: Meningitis emerge...

WEST AFRICA: Meningitis emergency vaccine stock tapped early

Friday, March 06, 2009
 The UN World Health Organization’s meningitis vaccine stockpile programme has already tapped into its inventory, weeks before the worst of the...
Synchronized polio campaign ki...

Synchronized polio campaign kicks off across eight countries in West Africa

Sunday, March 01, 2009
Fifty-three million children under five are expected to be reached across eight West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign...
SENEGAL: Squeezing more out of...

SENEGAL: Squeezing more out of sesame

Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Senegalese government has invested millions of dollars in the past decade to revive sesame production, but the sector has been slow to develop....
WEST AFRICA: Can organic cotto...

WEST AFRICA: Can organic cotton save the industry?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Fuel and fertiliser price hikes, insect infestations and chemical damage to soil have led some cotton farmers in West Africa to produce organic...
SENEGAL: Coastal erosion resea...

SENEGAL: Coastal erosion research goes unfunded

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Environmental officials are calling for funds to document the deterioration of Senegal’s coast and take action to save coastal communities. “We need...
Senegal UPDATE: El-Malick Seck...

Senegal UPDATE: El-Malick Seck’s appeal postponed again

Thursday, February 05, 2009
Hearing of the appeal case filed by El-Malick Seck, a publisher of Dakar-based Daily24 Heures Chrono newspaper, has been adjourned to February 16,...
WEST AFRICA: When there is no ...

WEST AFRICA: When there is no village doctor

Thursday, February 05, 2009
An international financial recession threatens to worsen the “severe medical workforce crisis” faced by almost 60 African and Asian countries,...

Dakar rally takes a 3,000-mile detour to avoid terror threat

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/news/article5435318.ece
Saturday, January 03, 2009
The Dakar is renowned as one of the world’s great motor sport adventures: a race through dunes and deserts to the Senegalese capital. But any...

Old man shoots Senegal crowd singing about Angry Old Men

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7783739.stm
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
An elderly man opened fire on fans at a Senegal rap concert he believed were making fun of him by singing a song about cranky old men, police say.The...
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