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Senegal: Radio Stations Suspended

(Mar. 27, 2009) According to the press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders, on March 14, 2009, Senegal suspended the operations of three radio stations in the suburbs of Dakar. The action was taken by the National Council for Broadcasting Regulation and will be in force for two months. The stations are being punished for violating […]

Mauritania; Senegal: Fishery Agreement Signed

(Apr. 2, 2008) Mauritania and Senegal signed a one-year fishery agreement, under which 300 permits will be issued to Senegalese fishermen working in Mauritanian waters. The agreement was concluded in the Mauritanian capital Noakchott by Mauritanian Fishing Minister Assane Soumaré and the Senegalese State Minister and Maritime Transport Economy, Fishing and Apiculture Minister Souleymane Ndéné […]

Senegal: Penalties Increased for Drug Crimes

(Feb. 2, 2008) Under a new law adopted by Senegal's legislature, the punishment for drug trafficking will be increased to 10 to 20 years of hard labor, double the previous punishment. The law now must be promulgated by President Abdoulay Wade before it comes into force. The country, together with its neighbors in West Africa, […]