Senegal (i/ˌsɛnᵻˈɡɔːl, -ˈɡɑːl/;French:le Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French:République du Sénégal[ʁepyblik dy seneɡal]), is a country in West Africa. Senegal's economical and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Eurafrasia, and owes its name to the Sénégal River, which borders it to the east and north. The name "Senegal" comes from the Wolof "Sunuu Gaal," which means "Our Boat." Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000sqmi) and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.
Cultures and influences
The territory of modern Senegal has been inhabited by various ethnic groups since the prehistoric era. Organized kingdoms emerged around the seventh century, and parts of the country were ruled by prominent regional empires such as the Wolof. The present state of Senegal has its roots in European colonialism, which began during the mid-15th century, when various European powers began competing for trade in the area. The establishment of coastal trading posts gradually gave way to control of the mainland, culminating in French rule of the area by the 19th century, albeit amid much local resistance. Senegal peacefully attained independence from France in 1960, and has since been among the more politically stable countries in Africa.
The Senegal's headwaters are the Semefé (Bakoye) and Bafing rivers which both originate in Guinea; they form a small part of the Guinean-Malian border before coming together at Bafoulabé in Mali. From there, the Senegal river flows west and then north through Talari Gorges near Galougo and over the Gouina Falls, then flows more gently past Kayes, where it receives the Kolimbiné. After flowing together with the Karakoro, it prolongs the former's course along the Mali-Mauritanian border for some tens of kilometers till Bakel where it flows together with the Falémé River, which also has its source in Guinea, subsequently runs along a small part of the Guinea-Mali frontier to then trace most of the Senegal-Mali border up to Bakel. The Senegal further flows through semi-arid land in the north of Senegal, forming the border with Mauritania and into the Atlantic. In Kaedi it accepts the Gorgol from Mauritania. Flowing through Bogué it reaches Richard Toll where it is joined by the Ferlo coming from inland Senegal's Lac de Guiers. It passes through Rosso and, approaching its mouth, around the Senegalese island on which the city of Saint-Louis is located, to then turn south. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a thin strip of sand called the Langue de Barbarie before it pours into the ocean itself.
He says he had been waiting trial for nine years and some lawyers say his case highlights the need to reform Senegal's justice system ... In Senegal he has been nicknamed Boy Djinné, which means Spirit Boy in the Wolof language, but his former lawyer thinks this doesn't reflect his true character.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Disgraced former world athletics head Lamine Diack returned home to Senegal late Monday after a local soccer club paid a bond of just over $600,000 to allow him to leave France... The money was raised by a soccer club in Senegal that Diack once led, according to an official with the club and also Diack's lawyer.
Dakar, Senegal. Disgraced former WorldAthletics head Lamine Diack returned home to Senegal late Monday after a local football club paid a bond of just over $600,000 to allow him to leave France... The money was raised by a football club in Senegal that Diack once led, according to an official with the club and also Diack's lawyer.
Diack’s lawyers said a Senegalese football club had raised the money to pay the bond ... “He paid the 500,000 euros last week,” one of his lawyers, Simon Ndiaye, said, while adding that Diack still had ‘administrative formalities to complete’ before returning to Senegal.
By Yankuba Jallow & MariamaMarong... He testified they followed the man to the riverside ... He added ... Lawyer Mboge told the witness that Bahoum was just an agent for a principal, who was in Senegal ... The witness while being cross-examined by Lawyers Baboucar Badjie and A.R ... However, Lawyer A.R. Bah said it was stationed in Senegal at a place called Nyojor.
Meanwhile, the plea was objected by Pujari’s lawyer DS Manerkar ...Last year in November, the Mumbai Police did not get the custody of gangster Ravi Pujari from Bengaluru court as Pujari’s defence lawyer claimed that the Senegal authority had not permitted any cases registered by Mumbai Police against Pujari.
At least eight people have died, hundreds been injured, and about 100 arrested as protests continue in Senegal, following a rape charge against the country’s opposition leader ... Her identity has since been shared across social media, resulting in death threats, according to her lawyer.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested in the capital Dakar on Wednesday, his lawyers said, after supporters scuffled with security forces ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge ... Another of his lawyers, and Senegal's gendarmerie, confirmed the opposition leader's arrest.
Pujari’s lawyer Dilraj Sequeira sought the full list submitted to the Senegal authorities of cases he will be tried for in the city ... Pujari’s lawyer, however, approached the Karnataka High Court on the ground that the extradition order from Senegal did not mention any cases registered in Mumbai.
The order was issued by the special court in Bengaluru on Saturday after the Mumbai crime branch produced the documents related to the permission granted by the Senegal authorities and the production warrant issued against Pujari by the MaharashtraControl of Organised CrimeAct (MCOCA) special court ... Lawyer Jacob, her aide move Bombay HC for bail.
Police sources said at the time of Pujari’s extradition, authorities in Senegal, from where the gangster was extradited, were informed by Karnataka Police only about their cases. Due to this, Pujari’s lawyer opposed his custody to the Mumbai Police... Based on a tip-off from the Indian external intelligence agency, Senegal police caught the gangster.
... of Senegal. The Mumbai Police had approached the extradition court of Senegal through the ministry of external affairs (MEA) to seek Pujari’s custody as last time his lawyer had objected stating that while seeking his custody from Senegal, the Mumbai cases were not mentioned.