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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

- Dakar - West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground

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Tags: Robotics |  Automaton | 
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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

- Dakar, Senegal | AFP | West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground

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Tags: Robotics |  Automaton | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Senegal |  Uganda | 

Freed schoolgirls meet Nigeria's president

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Freed schoolgirls meet Nigeria's president

- DAKAR, Senegal – The father of two girls kidnapped by Boko Haram was suspicious when friends told him that dozens of girls had been freed, because he had heard similar rumors countless times during the three years the schoolchildren have been missing. But by Sunday morning, it became clear to the Rev. Enoch Mark that the news was true. The Nigerian government announced that 82 of the girls who had been taken from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, had been released in exchange for handing over suspected militant commanders to Boko Haram

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Tags: Schools |  Schoolchildren |  School girls | 
Places: Nigeria |  Senegal |  United States | 

Fire at Senegal religious retreat kills 22

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Fire at Senegal religious retreat kills 22

- Dakar (AFP) - A fire tore through makeshift straw shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal, killing at least 22 people and triggering a stampede, firefighters and local media said Thursday. The blaze broke out on Wednesday afternoon as worshippers gathered near the town of Medina Gounass in the southeastern region of Tambacounda, a senior official with the firefighting service told AFP

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At least 22 dead in fire at Senegal religious retreat: Firefighters

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At least 22 dead in fire at Senegal religious retreat: Firefighters

- At least 22 people were killed and 87 injured in a fire at a Muslim religious retreat in southeastern Senegal, firefighters said on Thursday. The fire broke out on Wednesday when worshippers gathered in the town of Medina Gounass for the event, triggering a stampede, a senior official with the firefighters said, He also said around 20 of the injured were in a serious state

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20 killed in fire at Muslim spiritual retreat in Senegal

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20 killed in fire at Muslim spiritual retreat in Senegal

- Dakar - Senegal says at least 20 people have been killed in a fire while attending a Muslim spiritual retreat in the eastern part of the country. Government spokesperson Seydou Gueye said on Thursday that several others were injured in the fire on Wednesday in Medina Gounass village. President Macky Sall offered condolences to victims' families. He said the interior ministry would visit the site on Thursday

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Troppe invasioni di campo, sospesa Senegal-Costa d'Avorio

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Troppe invasioni di campo, sospesa Senegal-Costa d'Avorio

- A causa delle troppe invasioni di campo, l’amichevole tra Senegal e Costa d’Avorio è stata sospesa dall’arbitro francese Tony Chapron all’88’, perché non sussistevano più le condizioni minime di sicurezza. Il punteggio della partita era di 1-1, grazie alle reti di Mane (Liverpool) al 67’ su calcio di rigore per il Senegal, e di Gohi Bi (Fulham) al 71’. La partita si è giocata allo stadio Charlety, a sud di Parigi

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Senegal deverá abrir consulado no RS para auxiliar imigrantes

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Senegal deverá abrir consulado no RS para auxiliar imigrantes

- O Senegal deverá instalar um consulado no Rio Grande do Sul. A objetivo do país africano é prestar assistência ao número expressivo de imigrantes senegaleses que vivem atualmente em Porto Alegre e na região da Serra. A intenção foi comunicada pela embaixadora de Senegal, Fatoumata Binetou Rassoul Correa, ao governador em exercício José Paulo Cairoli, nesta quinta-feira, durante visita para conhecer a situação social e administrativa dos compatriotas no RS

Places: Senegal |  Brazil |  Rio Grande | 

Nigeria 1-1 Senegal: Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho earns draw with late penalty

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Nigeria 1-1 Senegal: Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho earns draw with late penalty

- Kelechi Iheanacho scored an 83rd-minute penalty as Nigeria salvaged a 1-1 draw in their friendly against Senegal in London. Watched by just over 2,000 fans at The Hive, the Manchester City striker stepped up to cancel out Moussa Sow's 56th-minute opener for Senegal. Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi started the match for Nigeria while Liverpool's Sadio Mane also made an appearance for Senegal as a second-half substitute

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Places: Nigeria |  Senegal |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  United Kingdom | 

Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies

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Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies

- Dakar - The head of one of Senegal's influential Muslim orders has died after a life spent promoting an open interpretation of Islam in a region battling jihadist influence, local media reported on Thursday. Serigne Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Sy headed the Tijaniyya, one of four Sufi brotherhoods that dominate religious life in Senegal, where around 95% of the population are Muslim

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Avião da Suíça para São Paulo faz pouso de emergência no Senegal

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Avião da Suíça para São Paulo faz pouso de emergência no Senegal

- Um Airbus A340-300 da Swiss, que saiu de Zurique com destino ao aeroporto internacional de Guarulhos teve de fazer um pouso de emergência em Dakar, no Senegal, na madrugada desta segunda-feira (13). A bordo estavam 251 passageiros. Durante a operação, que ocorreu às 4h locais (1h em Brasília) o comandante informou que "o avião apresentou um problema por duas vezes" no detector de fumaça dos banheiros

Places: Senegal |  Brazil |  São Paulo | 

18 killed in Senegal truck-bus crash

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18 killed in Senegal truck-bus crash

- DAKAR: Eighteen people were killed when a bus collided with a tanker truck in northern Senegal, two days after a road accident that claimed 12 lives, the media reported Monday. The accident happened late Sunday on a highway near the town of Saint-Louis, when the bus burst a front tyre, smashed into the truck and then caught fire. Fifteen people died on the spot and eight were taken to hospital with injuries, three of whom died on Monday, the state television RTS and the Senegalese Presse Agency (APS) said

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12 dead, dozens injured in Senegal road crash

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12 dead, dozens injured in Senegal road crash

- Dakar - Twelve people were killed and almost 50 injured in western Senegal when a bus crashed into a minibus late on Friday after the driver reportedly fell asleep. The accident occurred near Dinguiraye in Kaolack region, and it came after the government recently unveiled reforms to try and crack down on dire road safety. "There were 10 dead recorded at the site of the accident, one victim lost their

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Places: Africa |  Senegal |  South Africa | 

Google Adds More Locations To StreetView From Uganda, Senegal And Ghana

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Google Adds More Locations To StreetView From Uganda, Senegal And Ghana

- Google Streetview is one of the best things about Maps since it allows you to explore various locations on Earth all at the comfort of your smartphone, tablet or PC. Google has not yet indexed the entire Earth on Streetview and there is still room for growth in that aspect. A huge chunk of Africa is not in Streetview and Google looks like it is doing something about it. In

Places: Kenya |  Ghana |  Senegal |  Uganda | 

Senegal police arrest former boss of Gambia's notorious prisons

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Senegal police arrest former boss of Gambia's notorious prisons

- Senegalese police said on Friday that they had arrested General Bora Colley, the man who ran Gambia's prisons, where human rights groups say perceived opponents were tortured and in some cases died. Colley was made the director of prisons by Gambia's former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election last month but refused to step down. Jammeh fled into exile in Equatorial Guinea last week as a West African regional

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Places: Kenya |  Gambia |  Senegal | 

Liverpool fly Senegal’s Mane to face Chelsea in crucial Premier League clash

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Liverpool fly Senegal’s Mane to face Chelsea in crucial Premier League clash

- Liverpool have arranged for a private jet to fly striker Sadio Mane back from the Africa Cup of Nations to give him a chance of facing Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday. Mane is available again after Senegal lost 5-4 on penalties to Cameroon in the quarter-finals on Saturday. The 24-year-old former Southampton player missed the crucial penalty. Liverpool have won only one game since he left for

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Inside Senegal's Premier League incubator
Inside Senegal's Premier League incubator DÈNI BIRAM NDAW. Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark at a Senegalese club increasingly recognised as a west African pipeline to the top of the game. Generation Foot began life as an academy in 2000 and the side became national champions for the first time on June 11, seeing off every adult club in Senegal after being promoted to the elite national league this year   Read More ...
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Senegal’s corner shops go digital to track trade
Senegal’s corner shops go digital to track trade Dakar: Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients in the west African nation’s informal economy. Amadou Bawol Bah, like many owners of the corner ‘boutiques’ in Senegal, used to have a large ledger he filled in each day with purchases and credit offered to his customers   Read More ...
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IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 90 West African migrants on their way to Libya have been rescued after being abandoned in the scorching Sahara Desert in Niger, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. Officials in Niger's Northern Agadez informed the IOM that 25 migrants had been stranded about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the town of Dirkou where the migration organization has a camp, said IOM's Niger head of mission Giuseppe Loprete   Read More ...
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Senegal detains seven Chinese trawling boats for illegal fishing
Senegalese authorities have detained seven Chinese trawling vessels for illegally fishing in its waters, the country's navy said on Saturday. A Senegalese patrol boat intercepted the vessels off the coast of Senegal's southern Casamance region on Friday, naval Captain Karim Mara, head of the patrol mission, told Reuters by telephone. "The trawlers were caught in the flagrant offence of fishing without authorisation in Senegalese waters," Mara said   Read More ...
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Senegal detains seven Chinese trawling boats for illegal fishing
DAKAR Senegalese authorities have detained seven Chinese trawling vessels for illegally fishing in its waters, the country's navy said on Saturday. "The trawlers were caught in the flagrant offence of fishing without authorisation in Senegalese waters," Mara said. West Africa has some the richest fish stocks in the world, but they are being rapidly depleted by industrial trawlers, some operating illegally   Read More ...
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3 UN peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali
DAKAR, Senegal – Jihadists launched an attack on a United Nations camp in northern Mali, killing three peacekeepers from the West African nation of Guinea and wounding several others, officials said Friday. Al-Qaida's affiliate in Mali claimed responsibility for the attack during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to a statement translated by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terror groups   Read More ...
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Isolement du Qatar : pourquoi le Sénégal est-il allé si vite en besogne ?
Isolement du Qatar : pourquoi le Sénégal est-il allé si vite en besogne ? Un terrible coup de froid s’est produit dans les monarchies du Golfe. Le peloton est conduit par l’Arabie Saoudite. On soupçonne Donald Trump d’avoir semé la zizanie qui a vite fleuri. Mais qu’a-t-il dit de si magique au roi Salman pour que ce dernier retrousse les manches pour être à la tête d’un peloton de pays contre le Qatar? Certains croient savoir qu’au moment où la guerre contre le terrorisme bat son plein et que personne ne semble avoir la solution dans la définition des alliances confuses, le Qatar, qui ne sait pas tenir sa langue à deux mains, a fait une déclaration tonitruante pour faire bondir l’Arabie Saoudite jusqu’au plafond   Read More ...
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UPDATE 1-Woodside faces delay on Senegal oil project over ownership row
* Woodside says dispute may delay first oil from Senegal. * FAR says may pursue arbitration over pre-emptive rights. * SNE field set to be Senegal's first oil development (Adds FAR MD comments) By Sonali Paul. MELBOURNE, June 8 A dispute between two Australian energy companies escalated on Thursday, potentially delaying a promising oil project off Senegal which was due to start producing as early as 2021   Read More ...
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Senegal joins nations cutting ties with Qatar
Senegal joins nations cutting ties with Qatar Dubai - The West African nation of Senegal is recalling its ambassador from Qatar, joining several Middle Eastern countries that have cut diplomatic ties in recent days. The announcement was made public on Wednesday, a day after a similar decision was announced by the neighboring country of Mauritania to the north. A statement from the Senegalese Foreign Affairs Ministry said it was acting in solidarity with other countries in the Gulf who have cut diplomatic relations with Qatar because of the country's alleged funding of terrorist groups and friendly ties with Iran   Read More ...
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Faune: fuite massive des animaux du parc Niokolobadiar vers le Niokolokoba (Sénégal)
Faune: fuite massive des animaux du parc Niokolobadiar vers le Niokolokoba (Sénégal) Le manque d’entretien voire l’abandon, depuis quelques années, du parc national communément appelé Niokolobadiar, situé dans la préfecture de Kounkara en République de Guinée, serait la principale cause de cette situation. La grande majorité des animaux qui étaient gardés dans ce parc, auraient rallié le parc Niokolokoba, du coté du Sénégal voisin, a appris Guinéenews de source officielle. Jeté aux oubliettes non seulement par l’État Guinéen qui ne fait pas grand-chose pour maintenir ce parc historique et touristique, Niokolobadiar a également est relégué au dernier rang par les grandes institutions qui étaient des bailleurs incontournables dans la survie de ce bijou national   Read More ...
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KCCA contingent join as goal-shy Cranes shift focus to Senegal friendly
KCCA contingent join as goal-shy Cranes shift focus to Senegal friendly KAMPALA. Uganda coach Micho Sredojevic will have one more critical look at his team against Senegal in Dakar tonight after the Cranes fired blanks in a friendly with hosts Ethiopia on Saturday. That team will include six players from Azam Uganda Premier League champions KCCA, who were expected to join last evening following the club’s 2-1 home win over Nigeria’s Rivers United on Saturday at the Phillip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo   Read More ...
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Israel and Senegal end diplomatic rift after leaders' meeting
Israel and Senegal end diplomatic rift after leaders' meeting JERUSALEM: Israel's ambassador to Senegal will return to his post after he was recalled last year following Dakar's support of a U.N. Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements. The announcement was made after a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senegal President Macky Sall on the sidelines of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathering in Liberia   Read More ...
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Israel says relations restored with Senegal after spat
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will return its ambassador to Senegal following a diplomatic spat with the West African nation over a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ties were restored after he met with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Liberia on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States summit   Read More ...
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Israel says relations restored with Senegal after spat
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will return its ambassador to Senegal following a diplomatic spat with the West African nation over a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ties were restored after he met with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Liberia on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States summit   Read More ...
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Israel says relations restored with Senegal after spat
JERUSALEM – Israel says it will return its ambassador to Senegal following a diplomatic spat with the West African nation over a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ties were restored after he met with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Liberia on the sidelines of the Economic Community of West African States summit   Read More ...
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Israel and Senegal end diplomatic rift after leaders' meeting
Israel's ambassador to Senegal will return to his post after he was recalled last year following Dakar's support of a U.N. Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements. The announcement was made after a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senegal President Macky Sall on the sidelines of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathering in Liberia Netanyahu addressed ECOWAS as a guest speaker on Sunday and met several African leaders, including Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the president of Mali, a Muslim state with whom Israel has no diplomatic relations   Read More ...
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Israel, Senegal mend ties after UN vote crisis
Israel, Senegal mend ties after UN vote crisis MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Israel and Senegal declared on Sunday an end to the diplomatic crisis stemming from Senegal's sponsorship of an anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution last December, following a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senegal President Macky Sall.Netanyahu and Sall met on the sidelines of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS). Senegal -- along with New Zealand, Malaysia and Venezuela -- sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which the US allowed to pass by not casting a veto   Read More ...
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México vence 1-0 a Senegal y pasa a cuartos de final del Mundial Sub-20
México vence 1-0 a Senegal y pasa a cuartos de final del Mundial Sub-20 La selección de México Sub-20 se impuso este jueves en Incheon a Senegal (1-0), en octavos de final del Mundial de Corea del Sur, con un gol a falta de un minuto para el final de Ronaldo Cisneros, y se clasificó a cuartos. El combinado 'Azteca' afrontó con un jugador más los últimos 18 minutos, después de la expulsión por doble amarilla del lateral senegalés Alioune Gueye (72)   Read More ...
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World Ignores Displaced Africans, Aid Agency Protests
World Ignores Displaced Africans, Aid Agency Protests DAKAR, SENEGAL — The world pays the least attention to humanitarian crises when they force Africans from their homes, dashing hopes of peace, hindering reconstruction and increasing the risk of radicalization, an aid agency said Thursday. Central African Republic topped the Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) annual list of neglected displacement crises. It was followed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, the Palestinian territories, Ukraine, Myanmar and Somalia   Read More ...
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Sénégal : au secours, Abdoulaye Wade est de retour !
Sénégal : au secours, Abdoulaye Wade est de retour ! Parlant et mettant le Sénégal à l’index, on pense également à la situation en Guinée et en Côte d’Ivoire où politiquement et économiquement, il y a des choses intéressantes. L’Opposition sénégalaise comme toutes les oppositions du continent, pour lesquelles tous les moyens sont bons pour prendre le Pouvoir, au lieu d’affaiblir les tenants du pouvoir, les renforcent. Et pour ces derniers, tous les moyens pour garder le pouvoir sont bons   Read More ...
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Senegal advance to under-17 round of 16
Senegal advance to under-17 round of 16 Senegal are through to the second round of the Under-17 World Cup in South Korea after a goalless draw with Ecuador. The result means the Senegalese join Zambia as the only African sides in the round of 16. South Africa and Guinea are already on their way home after being eliminated from the tournament. Senegal put the ball in the back of the net after 54 minutes but the video assistant referee ruled that Aliou Badji's effort was illegal as the forward had fouled Ecuador goalkeeper Jose Cevallos   Read More ...
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Ecuador Sub-20 se asegurará presencia en octavos si derrota a Senegal
Ecuador Sub-20 se asegurará presencia en octavos si derrota a Senegal 26 de mayo de 2017 12:03 Ecuador Sub-20 se asegurará presencia en octavos si derrota a Senegal La selección de se asegurará su presencia en los octavos de final si supera a Senegal en Jeonju el domingo 28 de mayo (09:00 GMT) en la tercera fecha de la llave F del Mundial de Corea del Sur. La 'Tricolor', que empató en la primera fecha ante Estados Unidos (3-3) , y perdió en su siguiente compromiso 2-1 ante Arabia Saudita, necesita el triunfo para acceder a octavos   Read More ...
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Ecuador necesita ganar a Senegal para ir a octavos del Mundial Sub-20
Ecuador necesita ganar a Senegal para ir a octavos del Mundial Sub-20 La selección de Ecuador Sub-20 se asegurará su presencia en los octavos de final si supera a Senegal en Jeonju el domingo (04:00 de Ecuador) en la tercera fecha de la llave F del Mundial de Corea del Sur. La 'Tricolor', que empató en la primera fecha ante Estados Unidos (3-3), y perdió en su siguiente compromiso 2-1 ante Arabia Saudita, necesita el triunfo para acceder a octavos   Read More ...
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After the controversy against Senegal‚ Tunisian referee appointed for Bafana’s match in Nigeria
After the controversy against Senegal‚ Tunisian referee appointed for Bafana’s match in Nigeria Tunisian Youssef Essrayri has been given the nod by the Confederation of African Football (Caf)‚ and will be assisted by compatriots Yamen Melloulchi and Hassen Abdelali for the June 10 encounter in Uyo. Essrayri has been an international referee for the past five years‚ but was involved in just one game at the Nations Cup finals in Gabon earlier this year – Cameroon’s 2-1 group stage win over Guinea-Bissau   Read More ...
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Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People ‘Needed Stuff’
Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People ‘Needed Stuff’ DAKAR, Senegal — Fresh out of college and frustrated by the paucity of job prospects at home, Cao Qihan, 23, did what generations of ambitious Chinese had done before him: He rolled the dice and ventured to a far-off, utterly unfamiliar land, where people speak languages he doesn’t understand. But unlike compatriots chasing dreams of a better life in North America, Europe or Australia, Mr   Read More ...
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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle Dakar (AFP) - West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground   Read More ...
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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle Dakar - West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground   Read More ...
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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle - Capital Lifestyle
West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle - Capital Lifestyle West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground   Read More ...
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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle Dakar, Senegal | AFP | West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground   Read More ...
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Senegal honors Akufo-Addo with national award
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was on Tuesday 16 May decorated with the highest national award of Senegal, the Grand Croix de l’Ordre national du Lion (Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion). Mr Akufo-Addo was decorated by Senegalese President Macky Sall. Mr Akufo-Addo’s tour of Senegal was to strengthen Ghana’s ties with the Francophone country and officially introduce himself to the Senegalese president as the new Ghanaian leader   Read More ...
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Les présidents IBK du Mali, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz de Mauritanie, et Macky Sall du Sénégal attendus demain à Conakry
Les présidents IBK du Mali, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz de Mauritanie, et Macky Sall du Sénégal attendus demain à Conakry Dans le cadre du renforcement des liens d’amitié et de fraternité existant entre les pays de la sous-région, les Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement de l’Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal, (OMVS), leurs Excellences Ibrahim Boubacar Keita de la République du Mali, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz de la République Islamique de Mauritanie, et Macky Sall de la République du Sénégal, effectueront à compter du une visite de travail à Conakry, où ils prendront part à la XVIIème Conférence des Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement de l’Organisation   Read More ...
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President Akufo-Addo leaves for Senegal, Guinea, Cape Verde
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Monday, May 15, 2017, to begin the second phase of his official working visits to the countries of the ECOWAS region. This phase will see President Akufo-Addo visiting the following countries: • Senegal: 15th – 17th May, 2017. • Guinea: 17th – 19th May, 2017. • Cape Verde: 19th – 21st May, 2017   Read More ...
Places: Ghana |  Guinea |  Senegal | 
S. Korea play to 2-2 draw with Senegal in final tune-up for U-20 World Cup
S. Korea play to 2-2 draw with Senegal in final tune-up for U-20 World Cup GOYANG, South Korea, May 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea played to a 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday in their final tune-up match for the FIFA U-20 World Cup at home. Cho Young-wook scored a goal and set up another for U-20 World Cup host, but the African opponents earned their equalizer in the late second half to avoid a defeat at Goyang Stadium in Goyang, just north of Seoul   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  South Korea | 
(LEAD) S. Korea play to 2-2 draw with Senegal in final tune-up for U-20 World Cup
(LEAD) S. Korea play to 2-2 draw with Senegal in final tune-up for U-20 World Cup (ATTN: ADDS coach's comments from 12th para) GOYANG, South Korea, May 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea played to a 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday in their final tune-up match for the FIFA U-20 World Cup at home. Cho Young-wook scored a goal and set up another for U-20 World Cup host, but the African opponents earned their equalizer in the late second half to avoid a defeat at Goyang Stadium in Goyang, just north of Seoul   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  South Korea | 
In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence
In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence DAKAR (Reuters) - In an upmarket suburb of Senegal's seaside capital, a branch of Iran's Al-Mustafa University teaches Senegalese students Shi'ite Muslim theology, among other subjects. The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall. The teaching includes Iranian culture and history, Islamic science and Iran's mother tongue, Farsi; students receive free food and financial help   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  Iran |  Malaysia |  Saudi Arabia | 
INSIGHT: In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence
The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall. In an upmarket suburb of Senegal's seaside capital, a branch of Iran's Al-Mustafa University teaches Senegalese students Shi'ite Muslim theology, among other subjects. The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  India |  Iran |  Saudi Arabia | 
INSIGHT-In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence
The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall. In an upmarket suburb of Senegal's seaside capital, a branch of Iran's Al-Mustafa University teaches Senegalese students Shi'ite Muslim theology, among other subjects. The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  India |  Iran |  Saudi Arabia | 
In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence
DAKAR: In an upmarket suburb of Senegal's seaside capital, a branch of Iran's Al-Mustafa University teaches Senegalese students Shi'ite Muslim theology, among other subjects. The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall. The teaching includes Iranian culture and history, Islamic science and Iran's mother tongue, Farsi; students receive free food and financial help   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  Iran |  Singapore |  Saudi Arabia | 
In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence
In Senegal, Iran and Saudi Arabia vie for religious influence DAKAR In an upmarket suburb of Senegal's seaside capital, a branch of Iran's Al-Mustafa University teaches Senegalese students Shi'ite Muslim theology, among other subjects. The branch director is Iranian and a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on his office wall. The teaching includes Iranian culture and history, Islamic science and Iran's mother tongue, Farsi; students receive free food and financial help   Read More ...
Places: Senegal |  United States |  Iran |  Saudi Arabia | 
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases DAKAR, Senegal -- Nigeria's government is negotiating "seriously" for the release of more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram and will exchange more detained members of the extremist group for them if needed, an official said Thursday. "We will not relent until all are back," the minister of women's affairs and social development, Aisha Alhassan, told reporters in the capital, Abuja   Read More ...
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