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May 18, 2013
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There are doubts as to whether countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union will be able to harmonize public finance policies by 2012. But there are some optimists who say it is possible.
Senegalese are today, September 26, remembering the day the nation was plunged into deep mourning in 2002, when the ferry, Le Joola sank in the Atlantic Ocean en route from the southern region of Casamance.
In Senegal, a former secretary of state to President Abdoulaye Wade, Aminata Tall, announced, Sunday in Dakar, her candidacy for the February 2012 presidential election.
For many years, rice growers in the district of Wasadu, south eastern Senegal experienced shortage of water for their rice fields.
Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed serious concern about security on the Ivory Coast-Liberia border, in the wake of the trafficking and circulation of small arms and light weapons.
A mini-summit on security in the West African sub-region has taken place on Sunday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The meeting is being chaired by the current chairman of the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
An international meeting on food security is underway in the Malian capital, Bamako.
The meeting, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings together researchers and specialists from several African countries including Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Madagascar, Burundi and Mali.
The governments of Senegal and Mali have expressed readiness to exchange nearly 170 prisoners being held in their respective prisons.
Women in Senegal are being mobilized to become actively involved in efforts to find a peaceful settlement to the protracted armed conflict in the southern region of Casamance.
There is some ruffling of feathers in the corridors of Senegal’s politics, as the electoral authorities increase the financial requirement for registration of potential presidential candidates in next year’s election.