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AFRICA: Senegal bans EU travellers in retaliation for flight blacklist.

AFRICA: Senegal bans EU travellers in retaliation for flight blacklist.

AFRICA, SENEGAL
After a snub on the list of 15 nations deemed ‘safe’ for their citizens to travel to the European Union, Senegal has reacted to the announcement. On Wednesday, Dakar announced that it would not reopen its air space to travellers from EU countries. The announcement was made by the Senegalese air transport minister without further details. The Central African nation of Gabon also announced a similar reciprocal ban for EU citizens. The EU’s list of 15 nations considered safe which was released on Tuesday takes into account epidemiological criteria. The only African countries on the EU list are Rwanda, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Senegal has recorded over 7,000 cases of coronavirus with 121 deaths as of July 3, according to the John Hopkins University tallies. As part of the rev...
African Development Bank appoints Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

African Development Bank appoints Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

AFRICA, Banking, Business, ECONOMY, IVORY COAST, SENEGAL
Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development Bank GroupABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, -- The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye DIOUF as the Acting Director for Communications and External Relations Department (PCER), effective 1 April 2020.Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development Bank Group. A dedicated and results driven communications professional, Nafissatou brings over twenty (20) years of experience to the role, with a comprehensive background in corporate communications, public relations, journalism,...
Senegal Oil & Power Event Postponed; Africa Oil & Power (AOP) Supports Senegal’s Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Senegal Oil & Power Event Postponed; Africa Oil & Power (AOP) Supports Senegal’s Efforts to Fight COVID-19

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, ECONOMY, HEALTH, OIL, SENEGAL
Organizer Africa Oil & Power stands in solidarity with the Senegalese people and leadership in the fight against the coronavirus threat; Senegal Oil & Power 2020 is postponed in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Senegal is becoming energy powerhouse, with two large offshore oil and gas projects in development as well as global-scale renewable energy initiatives. Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 on travel, meetings and large gatherings globally, Senegal’s official energy event Senegal Oil & Power 2020, originally planned for May 27-28, will be postponed to a later date. Organizer Africa Oil & Power (AOP) pledges its full support and solidarity with the people of Senegal and the nation’s leadership as they fight the coronavirus. ...
“Create long lasting global solutions to water challenges” – Museveni

“Create long lasting global solutions to water challenges” – Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, FEATURE STORIES, NAMIBIA, Nigeria, SENEGAL, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA
President Yoweri Museveni has urged African water leaders to deal with water issues in a holistic manner so as to create long-lasting and effective global solutions to water challenges and threats. Delegates at the 20th African Water Association (AFWA) International Congress and Exhibition at the Kampala Serena International Conference Center during a group photo with the Chief guest President Yoweri Museveni.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Issues of water cannot be talked about in a fragmented way. For instance, in such a conference, the Minister of Health should be in it because water also affects the country’s health. You cannot also talk about water without talking about electrification because the population needs to find an alternative source of energy to avoid destroyin...
SENEGAL: Local content and market-driven policies set to shape energy investments in Senegal as African Energy Chamber concludes working visit in Dakar.

SENEGAL: Local content and market-driven policies set to shape energy investments in Senegal as African Energy Chamber concludes working visit in Dakar.

AFRICA, Business, SENEGAL
The African Energy Chamber’s delegation advocated for local content as a pillar of the industry’s sustainability effortsDAKAR, Senegal, February 18, 2020/ -- As Senegal’s first oil and gas projects are under-development and first production is expected within two years, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) conducted this week a working visit in Dakar to promote investment into the country and support local content development and capacity building.Led by Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, the African Energy Chamber’s delegation advocated for local content as a pillar of the industry’s sustainability efforts and offered all its support to continue pushing and financing Senegal’s initiatives to build capacity and build a new generation of Senegalese oil & gas workers an...
AFRICA: Senegal president defends criminalisation of homosexuality

AFRICA: Senegal president defends criminalisation of homosexuality

AFRICA, SENEGAL
The exchange between Justin Trudeau and Sall highlighted the impasse the United States, Canada and other Western nations have had in persuading Senegal and most African countries not to jail gays and lesbians. Trudeau told journalists he was “a great defender of human rights” and so had to raise the issue. “We’ve talked about it, and we know that Senegal is a leader in terms of democracy and in terms of values. But we all have work to do. In any case, we’ve had good discussions with Macky Sall,” Trudeau said at a new conference in the capital of Dakar. ‘Not in Senegal’ Senegal is a moderate, predominantly Muslim nation where homosexuality is criminalized and punishable by up to five years in prison. Prosecution are rare but discrimination in the country’s traditional ...