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The largest threats to the Senegalese environment stem from exhaustion of the nation's natural resources.1 These threats include overfishing, overgrazing, and deforestation.2 Pollution from these industries as well as pharmaceuticals, food processing, tourism, and other industries also constitute a threat to the environment.3 Senegal lost 675,000 hectares of forested land during the period of 1990 to 2005 and the rate has increased since then.4 This is also seen as a contributor to desertification and soil erosion.5 Currently, Senegal does not have adequate climate change legislation in place and, as a result, intense flooding during the rainy season is causing significant issues in certain communities.6

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1http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/senegal/environmental_problems__in_senegal/
2-3 Ibid
4 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20senegal.htm
5 Ibid
6http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/climate-change-is-drowning-senegal-1.1638595#.VBNSVlZ755w
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Senegal News

Voice of America 
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Human Rights Watch 
(Nairobi) – The decision on April 27, 2017, by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal to uphold the conviction of former Chadian President Hissène Habré vindicates the persistence of the victims' struggle for justice and the fight against ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Public and Private sectors institutions from the Gambia and Senegal are expected to converge at the Senegalese capital, Dakar to discuss issues affecting the two countries. Saikou B. Jarjue, Director of Finance and Administration, Senegalo-Gambian ... See more..
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Pulse Nigeria 
In Senegal 'Tontine' microcredit helps women do business. After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood. Published: 3 ... See more..
Daily Post Nigeria 
Nigeria's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed is under attack from citizens after he said the best jollof rice is made in fellow West African, country, Senegal. Mohammed was responding to a question from CNN's Richard Quest, who is in the country for ... See more..
Ahram Online 
Reuters , Sunday 30 Apr 2017. Keita. Lazio's forward from Senegal Balde Diao Keita reacts during the Italian Serie A football match Roma vs Lazio at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on April 30, 2017. (AFP). Tweet ... See more..
New York Times 
DAKAR, Senegal — A fire that erupted during a religious festival in rural Senegal attended by thousands of people has killed at least 22 worshipers and injured more than 100, government officials said. Several people were still missing on Thursday ... See more..
African Arguments (registration) 
Seydou is a worker at Lac Rose, the largest salt flat in Senegal and one of the most important in the region. Hundreds of people here gain their livelihoods from the extraction of salt. The salinity of the water is what gives the lake its particular ... See more..
Fox News 
DAKAR, Senegal – A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal. Private station RFM says the boat was carrying at least 60 people who had gone to ... See more..
P.M. News 
Senegal underlined they are a team to watch out for at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after an emphatic 10-1 victory over hosts Bahamas in their second Group A match. Building on their nine-goal win over Ecuador, the African champions raced out to a ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Area

Total 196,722 sq km
Land 192,530 sq km
Water 4,192 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind
Natural Resources

fish, phosphates, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

wildlife populations threatened by poaching; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Senegalese
Population
13,300,410 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Senegal relies heavily on donor assistance and foreign direct investment. The country's key export industries are phosphate mining, fertilizer production, and commercial fishing. The country is also working on iron ore and oil exploration projects. After seeing its economy contract by 2.1% in 1993, Senegal made an important turnaround, thanks to an economic reform program backed by the donor community, which led to real growth in GDP averaging over 5% annually during 1995-2007. Annual inflation was pushed down to the single digits. The global economic downturn reduced growth to 2.2% in 2009. The IMF completed a non-dispersing, Policy Support Initiative ...See More program in 2010 and approved a new three-year policy support instrument in December 2010 to assist with economic reforms. Senegal also receives disbursements from a $540 million Millennium Challenge Account for infrastructure and agriculture development. In 2012, the economy began to rebound after a weak 2011. The economy continues to suffer from unreliable power supply, which has led to public protests and high unemployment and has prompted migrants to flee Senegal in search of better job opportunities in Europe. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$27.01 billion (2012 est.); $26.09 billion (2011 est.); $25.42 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

16.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

peanuts, millet, corn, sorghum, rice, cotton, tomatoes, green vegetables; cattle, poultry, pigs; fish
Industries

agricultural and fish processing, phosphate mining, fertilizer production, petroleum refining; iron ore, zircon, and gold mining, construction materials, ship construction and repair