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2008-07-17 15:00:36

LIVINGSTON, N.J., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, announced today that it has launched a major initiative with Columbia University's Earth Institute to provide safer water to more than 11,000 of the poorest people in Senegal. JM Eagle has donated and delivered over $800,000 worth of high-strength polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water pipe which is being installed in several Millennium Villages-projects designed to end extreme poverty in rural...

2008-07-10 09:01:02

Writethru: Senegal committed to achieving "food security": official DAKAR, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Senegalese government has said it attaches great importance to the realization of "food security" in the country, especially in the wake of the ongoing global food crunch, Daouda Fall, a senior agriculture ministry official, said. Fall, who is the special adviser to the Senegalese Agriculture Minister Amath Sall, made the remarks Tuesday during an exclusive interview with Xinhua....

2008-07-10 09:01:02

Senegal committed to achieving "food security": official DAKAR, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Senegalese government has said it attaches great importance to the realization of "food security" in the country, especially in the wake of the ongoing global food crunch, Daouda Fall, a senior agriculture ministry official, said. Fall, who is the special adviser to the Senegalese Agriculture Minister Amath Sall, made the remarks Tuesday during an exclusive interview with Xinhua. Speaking on behalf...

2006-08-24 07:32:09

SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - The United States pulverized Senegal 103-58 to finish 5-0 after their round-robin games at the world basketball championship on Thursday. Chris Bosh scored a team-high 20 points as the red-hot tournament favorites preserved their perfect record in Group D against winless Senegal in Sapporo. U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski gave his starters significant minutes on the bench ahead of the 16-team knockout phase which begins in Saitama on Saturday. The Americans...

2006-08-24 07:20:13

SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - The United States pulverized Senegal 103-58 to finish 5-0 after their round-robin games at the world basketball championship on Thursday. Chris Bosh scored a team-high 20 points as the red-hot tournament favorites preserved their perfect record in Group D against winless Senegal in Sapporo. U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski gave his starters significant minutes on the bench ahead of the 16-team knockout phase which begins in Saitama on Saturday. The Americans...

2006-08-07 07:15:28

By Rose Skelton DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Senegal's rappers pride themselves on having helped change their world six years ago by urging people to vote in elections that ended four decades of rule by one party. It was rap's coming of age in the country. But today, some of those same artists feel the price they now pay for criticizing the very authorities they helped bring to power is rising. And this as elections loom in 2007. "For me, things are getting worse," Didier Awadi, one of...

2006-07-09 08:05:51

By Rose Skelton DAKAR (Reuters) - At the top of a tower block in one of Dakar's densely packed neighborhoods, Xuman sits in the studio of Ocean FM radio and addresses the young people of the Senegalese capital. "For all our friends who decide to leave Senegal," the 7 ft (2-meter) tall, dreadlocked rap artist shouts into the microphone. "For all our friends who believe that the solution lies in Barcelona, or on the other side of the sea," he continues. "This is for you." From the...

2006-07-02 16:55:11

By Pap Saine BANJUL (Reuters) - Former Chadian President Hissene Habre will be tried on charges of political murder and torture in Senegal, where he lives, the African Union said on Sunday. Legal experts advised African Union leaders Habre be tried in Africa, not Belgium which has requested his extradition. "The African Union has dealt with this matter and decided that President Hissene Habre be judged in Senegal, and that his trial must be fair, transparent and just," Congo Republic...

2006-06-27 21:55:00

By Rose Skelton NDEM, Senegal (Reuters) - A hot wind blows across Senegal's arid landscape as Mathioro Ndiaye bows his head before his marabout, or spiritual guide. Ndiaye is one of Serigne Babacar Mbow's most faithful followers. He is also the Sorbonne-educated public relations representative of Mbow's lucrative clothing company, Maam Samba. Ndiaye brushes his hands over his face to receive the blessings muttered by Mbow, dressed in a simple white robe with dreadlocks piled up beneath a...

2006-06-22 07:35:00

By Nick Tattersall "BEVERLY HILLS," Senegal -- Young fishermen playing table football in the sand look up wistfully as another plane bound for Paris roars over their rubbish-strewn beach. Mothers dressed in bright cloth wraps lounge beside polystyrene cool boxes, brushing away flies in the fetid air as they wait for their sons to return with the day's catch. Senegal is meant to be an African success story: one of the continent's most stable democracies, religiously tolerant and a major...


Latest Senegal Reference Libraries

Working horse
2014-06-14 10:44:57

The Fouta is a breed of horse originating from Senegal, West Africa. Also known as the Foutanke, the horse was developed from crossing the Fleuve and M’Bayer breeds resulting in a light work horse. The Fleuve horse is also found in Senegal, West Africa. This light horse was bred from crossing Barb horses with local ponies. The M’Bayer also evolved from the Barb horse and originated in the Baol region of Senegal. This breed is usually bay or chestnut. The average horse in Senegal is...

African Manatee, Trichechus senegalensis
2012-06-19 13:45:47

The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is thought to be similar to the West Indian manatee. Its other common names include the seacow and the West African manatee. It is native to Africa, specifically Senegal to Angola and West Africa. Its range also includes Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana, among other regions. They can live in many water habitats including freshwater, oceans, brackish water, and lagoons. However, they will not live anywhere with a temperature...

2012-06-14 13:15:54

Symbol: PHRE Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 06:09:38

Symbol: KHSE2 Group: Dicot Family: Meliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I PR    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-18 09:02:25

Symbol: BOSE4 Group: Dicot Family: Capparaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Capparales Family   Capparaceae – Caper family Genus   Boscia Lam....

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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