SENEGAL | SENEGAL

03-Apr-2020 to 15:00

World Bank provides $20m for Senegal’s COVID-19 response

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The World Bank has approved a loan of $20 million from the International Development Association (IDA), a banking institution that helps the world’s poorest countries, to support Senegal’s response to the threat posed by coronavirus, officials at the Washington-based Bretton Woods institution announced.

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03-Apr-2020 to 14:28

COVID-19: Save the Children concerned about Africa school closures

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The international NGO Save the Children has expressed concern that almost all West and Central African countries have closed schools and universities nationwide to contain the spread of the COVID-19, noting that more than 120 million children and students in these regions are out of school.

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01-Apr-2020 to 13:16

Senegal: UBA pledges 150m CFA in Covid-19 fight

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — United Bank of Africa (UBA) through its Foundation has extended 150 million CFA francs to support Senegal fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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31-Mar-2020 to 20:36

Covid-19: Marseille’s ex-president Diouf dies in Dakar

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ngagne Diouf — The former president of Olympique de Marseille soccer club Pape Diouf died Tuesday evening in Dakar after contracting the coronavirus.

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31-Mar-2020 to 14:19

Senegal’s January public spending slightly up

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The total expenditure and net loans of the State of Senegal at the end of January 2020 recorded a slight increase of 0.1 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, according to data from the Directorate of Forecasting and Economic Analyses (DPEE).

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30-Mar-2020 to 19:12

Covid-19: Noose tightens around Senegal’s informal sector

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — At the cost of strict measures such as the introduction of a curfew, Senegal has repositioned itself to fight the coronavirus, but an entire section of its informal sector is in danger of collapsing.

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26-Mar-2020 to 10:47

BOAD pumps nearly 200 billion CFA into Covid-19 fight

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The Board of Directors of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) has approved a 196.6 billion CFA francs support (about US$ 314.560 million) to member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) as part of the fight against COVID-19.

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