SENEGAL | SENEGAL

21-Feb-2019 to 22:32

Senegal CSOs demand ‘secured’ internet on polling day, beyond

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Several civil society organizations, including the Council for Non-Governmental Development Support Organizations (CONGAD) and the African Engagement for the Defense of Human Rights (RADDHO), have issued a joint statement seen by APA Thursday calling for “an open and secure internet" during the presidential election slated for Sunday.

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21-Feb-2019 to 21:59

Ecowas bank governors meet over single currency

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Massamba Sall — The 53rd meeting of the Committee of Governors of Central Banks of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened Thursday in Dakar to take stock of the progress towards the implementation of a single currency for the region by 2020.

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21-Feb-2019 to 21:12

Senegal: Church preaches for violent-free election

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Senegalese Catholic Church, Father Alphonse Seck, on Thursday called for peaceful and non-violent elections, asking his compatriots to exercise their civic duty “with responsibility” for the good of the country.

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20-Feb-2019 to 17:09

5002 observers cleared for Senegal’s presidential poll

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Oumou Khary Fall — A total of 5002 foreign and national poll observers in 41 missions are accredited for the 24 February 2019 presidential election in Senegal, Bernard Casimir Demba Cisse, Director of Training and Communication of the Directorate General of Elections (DGE) announced Wednesday in Dakar.

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20-Feb-2019 to 14:16

Senegalese govt allays election day fears

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Senegalese government has given assurances that 'conditions will be at optimal levels' when the country heads to the polls to elect her next president on Sunday.

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20-Feb-2019 to 13:32

Francophonie deploys mission to election-bound Senegal

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — The International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) has announced on Wednesday that its Secretary General, Louise Mushikiwabo has sent a fact-finding and contact mission to Senegal for February 24th presidential election.

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20-Feb-2019 to 12:02

Senegal’s broadcasting authority spurns presidential debate

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Senegal’s National Audiovisual Regulatory Council (CNRA) Wednesday rejected the holding of a publicised debate between presidential candidates, on the grounds that it has not given “authorisation” in this regard and all five contenders do not wish to participate.

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