01-Feb-2019 to 12:05

Senegal: Fish catches record slight increase

APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Massamba Sall — Fish catches in Senegal during eleven months of 2018 recorded a slight increase of 9,536 tonnes in absolute terms compared to the same period of 2017, according to data compiled by the Directorate of Maritime Fisheries (DPM).

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31-Jan-2019 to 14:29

Senegal: SAES against blocking press vest distribution

APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Ibrahima Dione — The Autonomous Union of Higher Education (SAES), in a statement issued Thursday, denounced “with the utmost energy” the cancellation of the ceremony for the distribution of press vests for use by media professionals accredited to cover the presidential election, whose official campaign period begins on February 3.

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30-Jan-2019 to 13:57

UN ECA commends Mauritania for ratifying AfCFTA

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — UN ECA Executive Secretary Vera Songwe has congratulated Mauritania for ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), as a major project for the region’s economic development.

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29-Jan-2019 to 18:24

Africa’s renewable energy potential estimated at 310 GW

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Edouard Toure — Africa’s potential in terms of renewable energies is estimated at 310 Giga-Watts (GW), according to Hatem Fellah, Principal Agronomist at the African Development Bank (ADB) speaking in Dakar on Dakar.

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28-Jan-2019 to 16:01

EU deploys 100 observers to poll-bound Senegal

APA - Dakar (Senegal) By Oumar Dembélé — The European Union Monitoring Mission (EOM) on the Senegalese presidential election scheduled for 24 February, has begun its work with “one hundred” observers deployed countrywide, the head of mission, Elena Valenciano of Spain told a press conference in Dakar on Monday.

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27-Jan-2019 to 13:05

Ghana, Hungary join forces to boost water management

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management.

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27-Jan-2019 to 12:49

Sahel: UN official warns of threat posed by private militias

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senior UN human rights official Andrew Gilmour has welcomed the commitment of countries of the Sahel to protect the rights of civilians as they confront terrorism, and warned of the dangers posed by the growing number of ethnic-based private militias.

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