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Ramadan in Senegal

Senegal is one of the countries located in West Africa. The percentage of its population that is Muslim is 96%. The name Senegal is derived from “Sonogal” in the Wolof language, which means “our boat.” Ramadan in Senegal is a month when the values of tolerance and cooperation are highlighted. During sunset on 29 Shaaban, …

Daily News Egypt

Orascom Housing Communities implements $500m social housing project in Senegal

Orascom Housing Communities (OHC), a subsidiary of Orascom Development Holding, has implemented a social housing project in Senegal with investments of $500m, according to businessman and chair of the board of directors Samih Sawiris. This project in Senegal will be constructed according to the same model as Al-Haram City for social housing in Egypt with 63-sqm units, Sawiris said …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

ICD boosting activity in Africa to widen Islamic finance appeal

Reuters – The private sector arm of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank plans to increase its activities in Africa, part of plans to widen the appeal of Islamic finance across the region, its chief executive said. Established in 1999, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) supports the economic development of …

Daily News Egypt

Foreign minister presses AU panel to reconsider membership freeze

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy urged the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconsider its decision to freeze Egypt’s membership during a meeting with the African Union’s High Level Panel for Egypt in Cairo on Tuesday. The panel, led by former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, was formed following the suspension of Egypt from …

Joel Gulhane

Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty

By Kingsley Ighobor Each year, governments, journalists, development experts and others look forward to the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report. The report includes a ranking of countries based on life expectancy, literacy, quality of life and so on. Once it is released, governments and citizens of countries with high rankings immediately trumpet their …

Daily News Egypt

Senegal’s resilient democracy

By Alfred Stepan and Etienne Smith DAKAR: Many commentators doubted whether democracy in Senegal, a country whose population is 95 percent Muslim, would survive its most recent presidential election, in which the incumbent, Abdoulaye Wade, sought a controversial (and only semi-legal) third term. But Senegal’s long-established democracy not only survived; it emerged strengthened. Why? First …


Nigeria’s ex-leader to meet Senegal opposition

By Rukmini Callimachi / AP DAKAR: Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is in Senegal to observe and help mediate a solution to this weekend’s contentious election, is meeting opposition candidates on Wednesday. The retired leader, who has helped mediate conflicts elsewhere in Africa, told reporters upon his arrival Tuesday that Senegal “is a very beautiful …


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