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May 20, 2013
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A number of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal, both women and men, have begun a hunger strike in front of the UNHCR head offices in the capital, Dakar demanding that their status as refugees be regularized.
The head of an agricultural research institute in Senegal has said the country has no need to be facing food insecurity and relying on rice from abroad to feed its population.
--as parliamentary polls campaign opens
After a hotly contested presidential election in March, Senegal is on the road to parliamentary election, which also promises to be a hotly fought political race.
Transnational violent networks have drastically increased in Africa over the years, with the fruits now being clearly seen in the likes of Ansar Dine in northern Mali and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The World Bank has announced that it will provide 85 million US dollars to help Senegal solve its energy problem.
The Macky Sall government in Senegal has assured that it will give former Chadian President Hissen Habre a fair and equitable trial, as the country’s Justice Ministry announced plans to try him for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture.
The head of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office, Valerie Amos has warned that hunger could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Some 18 million people are said to be facing serious food crisis in this region, with Niger being the worst hit.
What’s an appropriate response to the HIV pandemic in the work place?
More than twenty trade union representatives from Francophone African countries are expected to get answer to this from a week-long training session being held by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Dakar, Senegal.
Although not on the scale as Niger, Chad or Mali, Senegal has not escaped the food crisis hitting the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, with some 800,000 people threatened by serious food insecurity.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is trying to help find solution to the problem by stocking what it calls, cereal banks around the country.
“Citizens must have protection and have security,” a clarion call from a a 28-year-old Dafur refugee who simply identified himself as Maha.