Jun 132014
Dakar Financing Summit on Africa's Infrastructure

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Some African Heads of State and Government, and high level private sector leaders are meeting in Dakar, Senegal from 14 to15 June 2014 in what has been dubbed the “Dakar Financing Summit.”The summit is aimed at accelerating the implementation of priority regional infrastructural development projects. […]

May 012014
Conclusion of the IMF Mission to Senegal for the Seventh Review of the PSI

DAKAR, Senegal, May 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Hervé Joly visited Senegal from April 16 to 30, 2014 to conduct the seventh review under the three-year Policy Support Instrument (PSI) approved in December 2010. The members of the mission met with the President of the Republic, […]

Jul 192013

SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS ABDOULAYE MAR DIEYE OF SENEGAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME NEW YORK, July 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). […]

Jul 182013

African Development Bank Approves US $ 22.56-million Loan for Senegal’s Community Roads Project TUNIS, Tunisia, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Tunis a US $22.56-million African Development Fund loan to finance Senegal’s Community Roads Project. The Community Roads Project […]

Jul 122013

Orange launches the first offer for mobile-to-mobile money transfers between three different African countries PARIS, France, July 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching a quick and easy international money transfer service at a competitive price called “Orange Money International Transfer”. The offer is available between Mali, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.   […]

Jul 102013

West Africa Nations Agree to Phase-Out Inefficient Incandescent Lamps / Senegal to Champion ECOWAS Efficient Lighting Initiative DAKAR, Senegal, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Government representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have successfully established a regionally coordinated framework to transition to energy efficient lighting. The strategy identifies the complete […]

Jul 022013

Demining on hold in Senegal’s Casamance Region ZIGUINCHOR, 24 May (IRIN) – Demining has been halted in southern Senegal’s Casamance Region after 12 deminers were taken hostage by fighters with the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance (MFDC) on 3 May. The hostages – all Senegalese members of private South African demining company Mechem […]

Jun 272013

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Presidential Palace Dakar, Senegal   11:00 A.M. GMT   PRESIDENT SALL: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, Mr. Barack Obama, good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I’m extremely happy to welcome President Barack Obama for his first trip to Africa since his reelection in November last year.   So, Mr. […]

Jun 212013

DAKAR, Senegal, June 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the fifth review of Senegal’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). The Board’s decision was taken on a lapse of time basis. The PSI was approved by the Executive […]

Jun 102013

OTTAWA, Canada, June 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Increasing private investment in Africa’s agriculture sector will help lift millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty. Canada is taking a leadership role, on behalf of G-8 countries, to support Senegal in joining the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, announced the Honourable […]