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Latest news from Senegal

SENEGAL: Free ARVs not enough to ensure access

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DAKAR, 17 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Although Senegal provides antiretroviral (ARV) drugs free of charge to people living with AIDS, health workers say this simply is not enough to ensure proper access. Full report

SENEGAL: Parliament abolishes death penalty

DAKAR, 13 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Senegal's parliament has voted to abolish the death penalty and the four people on death row will have their sentences commuted into prison terms, justice minister Serigne Diop said on Monday. Full report

SENEGAL: No quick end in sight to Casamance rebellion

ZIGUINCHOR, 26 Nov 2004 (IRIN) - The road between the capital of Senegal's lush southern region of Casamance and the coast is only 70 kms long. But the journey takes three hours due to military roadblocks and killer pot-holes caused by 20 years of war-related neglect. Full report

SENEGAL: Senseless deaths in Casamance

ZIGUINCHOR, 22 Nov 2004 (IRIN) - After 22 years of a now-fading conflict, the sentries that never sleep still kill and maim civilians in Casamance, the fertile southern area of Senegal enclaved between The Gambia and Guinea Bissau, and once considered the granary of the nation. Full report

AFRICA: ECA and UNCTAD launch proposal to promote African investment

ADDIS ABABA, 22 Nov 2004 (IRIN) - Instability and weak economies are undermining attempts to attract investors into Africa, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday. Full report

SENEGAL: Cholera outbreak in bustling Dakar highlights Africa’s urban ills

DAKAR, 10 Nov 2004 (IRIN) - As its poorer neighbours, Guinea and Sierra Leone, grapple with endemic cholera, Senegal is facing a rare but telling explosion of the disease in low-income neighbourhoods of its busy capital, Dakar. Full report

SENEGAL: Nearly 200 people catch cholera in Dakar

DAKAR, 29 Oct 2004 (IRIN) - Nearly 200 cases of cholera have been confirmed in the Senegalese capital Dakar this month, but so far only two people have died, government doctors said on Friday. Full report

SENEGAL: Cholera breaks out in Dakar for first time in eight years

DAKAR, 26 Oct 2004 (IRIN) - Cholera has broken out in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, for the first time in eight years, government doctors said on Tuesday. Full report

SENEGAL: Main crop growing areas have so far escaped locust infestation

DAKAR, 21 Sep 2004 (IRIN) - Although swarms of locusts have infested large areas of northern and central Senegal, the main crop growing areas in the southwest of the country have so far escaped damage, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday. Full report

SENEGAL: Locusts eat houses as well as crops and pasture

TENEYE, 15 Sep 2004 (IRIN) - In the far north of Senegal, swarms of voracious locust larvae are not just devouring crops and pasture. They are also munching their way through the straw huts of local farmers. Full report


IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Senegal

SENEGAL: No quick end in sight to Casamance rebellion

SENEGAL: Senseless deaths in Casamance

SENEGAL: Locusts eat houses as well as crops and pasture

SENEGAL: Kids beg for hours to fund Muslim teachers

SAHEL: Good harvest expected, but food security problems remain

Senegal Internet links

Seneweb Site

Le Sud Quotidien

Le Soleil Newspaper

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