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Daily news – February 10, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Reuters, The Jamestown Foundation AFRICA Africa needs smarter investment in digital infrastructure: Strategies for enticing the private sector. Tara Nathan, Brookings: Weak infrastructure is widely accepted as a fundamental limitation to growth in Africa. Governments in the region struggle to meet […]

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The United States and Senegal: 60 Years of Partnership (US Department of State)

Secretary Antony J. Blinken will travel to Senegal on November 19-20, where he will meet with President Macky Sall and Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall to affirm the close partnership between the United States and Senegal, and to discuss joint efforts addressing our shared global priorities.  Areas for continued collaboration include ending the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Senegal – The impact of COVID-19 on industries without smokestacks in Senegal (Brookings)

Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Fatou Gueye, Massaer Mbaye, and Abdou Khadir Dia write: In Senegal, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant health and economic damage. More specifically, the country’s promising industries without smokestacks (IWOSS) have adversely been impacted, with a dramatic reduction in turnover, investment, and jobs. In addition, the pandemic has significantly reduced fiscal space by both shrinking […]

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Senegal – Reconciling economic growth and youth employment creation in Senegal. How can industries without smokestacks help? (Brookings)

Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Fatou Gueye, Assane Beye, Abdou Khadir Dia, and Massaer Mbaye write: In recent years, high youth unemployment has become one of the most pressing challenges facing African policymakers. Unlike in industrialized and emerging economies, export-led manufacturing is playing a much smaller role in the structural transformation of Africa’s economies. Senegal is no exception to this trend. […]

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Senegal – New Counterterror Laws Threaten Rights (HRW)

Senegal’s new counterterrorism laws could punish political speech and peaceful protest as “terrorist acts,” target union leaders, and dangerously expand police surveillance powers, Human Rights Watch said today. The government and parliament should amend the laws before they are enacted and ensure that they meet international human rights standards. Senegal: New Counterterror Laws Threaten Rights […]

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(Senegal) Employment creation potential, labor skills requirements, and skill gaps for young people: A Senegal case study (Brookings)

Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Fatou Gueye, Assane Beye, Abdou Khadir Dia, and Massaer Mbaye In this paper, we analyze specific “industries without smokestacks” and their potential contribution to economic growth and job creation in Senegal.

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(Senegal) In Pictures: Violent clashes continue in Senegal (Al Jazeera)

Protesters waved the Senegalese flag and torched a car during the rally after opposition leader was charged with rape. https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/3/9/in-pictures-protesters-clash-with-police-in-senegal