23-Apr-2020 to 23:01

BCEAO to issue “Covid-19 bonds”

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) has said it will bail out its member states by issuing treasury bills known as “Covid-19 Bonds,” officials from the institution revealed in Dakar on Thursday.

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17-Apr-2020 to 13:37

Senegal grapples with spread of COVID-19 in communities

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Despite Senegal's low number of coronavirus cases (342 total cases), community transmission is of concern to many in the country, which has an exceptional cure rate in Africa.

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08-Apr-2020 to 14:09

Where is Africa's place in the global Covid-19 geopolitics?

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Africa is striking a new kind of fear in the heart of the international community about its ability to cope with the coronavirus crisis, given that along with Oceania, it is one of the few continents least affected by the pandemic.

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08-Apr-2020 to 11:28

Africa’s armed conflicts, repression violate human rights - AI

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Amnesty International (AI), on Wednesday, concluded in its 2019 report that armed conflicts and repression by the authorities in Africa “promote human rights violations.”

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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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