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Red Cross intensifies Ebola response amidst fears of regional spread

Mohammed Mukhier

Red Cross teams in Guinea and across West Africa are ramping up response efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak. Mohammed Mukhier, IFRC’s Regional Director for Africa Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitisation efforts. To support these live saving activities, the International Federation of Red ...

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COVID-19: 300 handwashing stations installed in Senegalese schools

Yacine Djibo

The le Groupe des Amis de l’Alimentation Scolaire (GAASS) has strengthened its commitment to schoolchildren across Senegal by providing handwashing stations for pupils returning to school following the outbreak of COVID-19. The initiative is being executed in partnership with Dakar-based advocacy tank, Speak Up Africa.   Yacine Djibo, Executive Director of Speak Up Africa In Senegal, to enable the Ministry of ...

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‎GMOs: Senegal supports adoption of agric biotech

Macky Sall

President Macky Sall of Senegal has thrown his weight behind the adoption of agricultural biotechnology in the country. He made the declaration during the 2017 Annual Session of the Senegal National Scientific and Technical Academy (ANSTS‎) on the situation, implications and perspectives of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. At a session chaired by him, President Sall made it clear that ...

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Senegal striker, Mané, threatens Super Eagles


Senegalese footballer, Sadio Mané, has predicted that the Terranga Lions will beat the Super Eagles when the two African super houses clash on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in an international friendly in London. Three-time African Champions Nigeria has not been beaten by their next opponent in the last 15 years, which was in February 7, 2002. Liverpool striker Mané has ...

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Nigeria battle Italy, others at Beach Soccer W/Cup


African representatives, Nigeria and Senegal, have been slotted in groups A and B in the forthcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, slated to hold between April and May 2017 in Nassau, capital of Bahamas. The draws were held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel on Tuesday, February 28 2017, with 16 countries in attendance. Nigeria, known as the “Sand Eagles”, ...

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Seedcare programme in Senegal impressive, says Syngenta


Syngenta’s Seedcare programme for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases, the firm has said. It lists these increases to include those 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 a Syngenta project in ...

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Senegal ratifies Nagoya Protocol, SA issues compliance certificate


Senegal has ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, making it the 32nd African nation to do so, and the 73rd country in the world. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to ...

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Groups express concern over World Bank climate report on West Africa

Food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace, according to a new report released by the World Bank. The report, titled “Turn Down the Heat – Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience”, takes an in depth look ...

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