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IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, would grow by 5 percent in 2021 after shrinking by 0.7 percent this year. IMF said Senegal's 0.7 percent projected...

Five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda make UN 2020 class of 17 young world leaders

The United Nations on Friday announced the names of the latest class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The list includes five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda. The five Africans on the list are...

MERCILESS: Police looking for someone who set house on fire, killing five members of Senegalese family in Denver, Colorado

The police in the United States are looking for someone or some people who are believed to have set a house on fire in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday, killing five members of a family with ties to the West...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth and obtain justice concerning the massacre, 11 human rights organizations said on Tuesday. Amid growing evidence that the...

IMF downgrades Senegal’s 2020 economic growth forecast to 1.1% from 6.8% in January amid COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded Senegal's 2020 economic growth forecast to 1.1% from 6.8% in January amid COVID-19 economic fallout. The IMF forecast for Senegal has now gone from 6.8% in January to 3% in April and now...

Senegal records 4640 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 52 deaths and 2885 recoveries

Senegal has recorded 4640 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 52 deaths and 2885 recoveries, the ministry of health said in a statement on Wednesday. The Ministry said of the 1205 test results received on Wednesday, 124 were positive or 10.2 percent,...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic,  in support of  the costs of its national COVID-19 Economic and Social Resilience Program. The...

IMF approves release of $442 million to Senegal to respond to coronavirus economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the disbursement of $442 million to Senegal to respond to the novel coronavirus economic crisis. The IMF said its board approved the purchase, under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), of $294.7 million,...

IMF may lift Senegal’s COVID-19 response with $221 million

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed discussions on $221 million request by Senegal to meet the urgent budgetary and balance of payments needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, the disbursement of $221 million...

Coronavirus spreads to 6 African countries as cases are confirmed in Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Dog tests positive in Hong Kong

COVID-19, the deadly respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, has spread to over 80 countries around the world, including six in Africa - Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Globally, it has killed over 3200 people and infected more...

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