Latest Senegal Items
  • **FILE** Rep. Kay Granger (Associated Press)

    U.S. aid meant to reward reforms goes to countries listed as corrupt

    A groundbreaking, 6-year-old initiative meant to reward developing countries with U.S. aid for good governance and efforts to institutionalize democracy is giving billions of dollars to nations upbraided by the State Department for corruption in government.

  • In September 2009, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade gave a $200,000 farewell gift to an International Monetary Fund representative, "in recognition to his contribution to Senegal." (Associated Press)

    For Senegal: U.S. aid, 164-ft. statue

    In April, the president of the poverty-stricken nation of Senegal unveiled what he boasts is the world's "highest statue" — a $24 million bronze artwork called "African Renaissance" that measures slightly taller than the Statue of Liberty.

  • Laura hails HIV treatments

    DAKAR, Senegal — First lady Laura Bush picked vegetables and handed out mosquito nets yesterday to emphasize that fighting AIDS in Africa also means tackling some of the continent's even more widespread afflictions: malnutrition and malaria.

  • Senegal sees oil as anti-poverty tool

    DAKAR, Senegal

  • Senegal sees oil as poverty weapon

    DAKAR, Senegal -- As the Group of Eight meets this week in Germany, one African leader is hoping to use the new flood of oil profits for a novel cause: combating poverty in Africa's non-oil-producing nations.

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