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Senegal: Country on the coast of West Africa
Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar.


Senegalese migrants vow to sail to Europe again [Video]

Senegalese migrants vow to sail to Europe again

A surge of migrants leaving Senegal for Europe in the last few weeks has left hundreds dead at sea and thousands stranded on the Spanish island of Gran Canarias. Soraya Ali reports.

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Guinea election: Borders closed on final day of campaign [Video]

Guinea election: Borders closed on final day of campaign

Guinea’s government closed its borders with Senegal and Guinea Bissau ahead of the elections for security concerns.

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French MPs approve return of looted artefacts to Benin, Senegal [Video]

French MPs approve return of looted artefacts to Benin, Senegal

French legislators have unanimously passed a law to allow the return of 27 African antiques stolen from Senegal and Benin about 150 years ago.

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France to vote on new law over returning stolen African artworks [Video]

France to vote on new law over returning stolen African artworks

The legislation would pave the way for the restitution of another 26 works to Benin and Senegal.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Tens of thousands attend Senegal pilgrimage despite virus [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Tens of thousands attend Senegal pilgrimage despite virus

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