Africa Senegal West Africa World 

France returns 19th century sword to Senegal

France has returned to Senegal a historical sword taken from the country many years ago. The sabre, is a type of backsword with a curved blade. It belonged to an Islamic ruler in Senegal. Owned by a 19th Century Islamic scholar and ruler the sword had been in a French museum until now. France said the return of the artifact was part of a commitment to return to its former West African colonies significant items of their cultural heritage. A ceremony took place in Senegal’s capital Dakar where the French…

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Africa Senegal World 

Woman’s unfailing love for husband still in coma for 37 years

The story of Bernadette Adams, the wife of former French footballer, Jean-Pierre Adams has resonated with many around the world. Bernadette’s love for her husband who is still in coma for over three decades now continues to excite and marvel many. Her husband’s life was brutally turned upside down in 1982 when then 34 years he walked into a Lyon hospital for some routine surgery. Jean-Pierre Adams had gone to the hospital to correct a troublesome knee but he left not able to talk, walk or move any of his…

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Africa Egypt Senegal Sports World 

Mane fumes at Salah for failing to pass him a ball

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was at the centre of an angry outburst from team-mate Sadio Mane on Saturday night. Mane was taken off with five minutes to go and was seen to be furious as he took his place on the bench. But it emerged that it was not his substitution that enraged him – but a pass that Salah failed to make to him late in the 3-0 win over Burnley that left Liverpool with the only 100 per cent record in the Premier League. ‘Was it about a…

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APR Energy Celebrates Community Development Project in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal – As part of its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where it operates, APR Energy – a global leader in fast-track power solutions – presented a refurbished and lighted outdoor basketball and volleyball facility to the Ngor community of Dakar, the capital of Senegal.   APR Energy has worked with the national utility Senelec to provide electricity to Senegal residents and businesses since 2011. As a partner in the U.S. Power Africa initiative, APR Energy has installed more than 1,000 megawatts of generating…

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Government of Senegal boosts Ebola awareness through SMS campaign

Health WorkersSenegal’s recent stamping out of Ebola was achieved not only through its rapid infectious disease control work, but also by using a novel SMS-driven platform originally designed to help people manage diabetes.

On 29 August, Senegal’s first — and only — case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed in a young man who had direct contact with an Ebola patient in Guinea and then travelled, by road, to Dakar. Together with WHO and partners, the Government of Senegal launched an immediate, broad-based and well-coordinated response that stopped the virus dead in its tracks.

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Sénégal Airlines opts for Sage FRP 1000 as its financial management solution

(Abdoul Aziz NDAO, manager of the Sénégal Airlines information system)DAKAR, Sénégal, February 4, 2014/ — At the time of establishment, Sénégal Airlines considered its choice of service provider for information system management, including the financial management of its business. The airline opted for Sage FRP 1000 (http://www.sage.com) due to its flexibility, and its open and interfacing capabilities with other business management solutions which are essential for airlines.

As accounting and turnover calculation for airlines are quite specific tasks, Sénégal Airlines chose to outsource management of its turnover to a specialist service provider.

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BEYOND THE BIG STICK, CHEQUE BOOK AND GUNBOATS

AN OPEN MEMO TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE EVE OF HIS SECOND VISIT TO AFRICA Your Excellency, Shortly, you and your family will board Air Force One and head to Africa, on a journey that will take you to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. During your first term in the White House you visited Ghana, where you made the famous “Africa does not need strong men, it needs strong institutions” speech, and Egypt, before it became engulfed in the Arab spring revolutionary fervor. In a sense, you return to…

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