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“Citizens must have protection and have security,” a clarion call from a a 28-year-old Dafur refugee who simply identified himself as Maha.
Senegalese may have to wait a little longer before they get some relief from the high cost of basic commodities such as sugar, rice and cooking oil.
This is so because government and the business community are yet to agree on a set price regime for basic commodities.
Just over one month after taking office, Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared his assets.
Declaration of assets by Senegal’s leaders is a requirement contained in the country’s constitution.
While political and military actors have so far failed to end growing instability, a new report says millions of people across the Sahel region continue to face “extreme risk of hunger and malnutrition,” with recent political instability in the region worsening the situation.
--An Academic urges African leaders
A West African academic says there won’t be significant change in the way France relates to Africa, with the election of a Socialist President Francois Hollande.
A Senegalese national, Makhtar Diop has on Monday took over as the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa at its headquarters in Washington.
The Heads of UN peacekeeping Missions in West Africa have expressed concerns about the recent developments in Mali, stressing “the need for all stakeholders in Mali to stay the course of the 6 April Framework Agreement.”
By Frank Sainworla,Jr/WADR News
The head of the US State Department’s office of global criminal justice, Ambassador Stephen Rapp has said the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity “isn’t the end” of efforts to pursue perpetrators of atrocities.
Senegal’s Health Minister has said there is no Meningitis epidemic in the country.
Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck added that at least one hundred and 70 cases of Meningitis would have to be registered in a week, for there to be an epidemic.
Senegal’s new leadership has begun settling down to face the challenges of governance from all fronts, but the government of President Macky Sall has said the state’s coffers are virtually empty.