“Dakar en Jeux” lights up Senegal four years ahead of Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026

The Dakar en Jeux festival has brought a week of celebration to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) host areas of the first Olympic event on the African continent. A series of events created by and for young people, including sports initiations and demonstrations, music concerts and cultural activities, took place in the Senegalese cities of Dakar, Diamniadio and Saly. Over eight days, more than 1,500 athletes took part in 26 sports initiations and demonstrations. Alongside the sporting elements, around 30 […]

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The Africa Eco Race has arrived in Dakar, with video

Africa Eco Race stage 12 As tradition dictates, the 14th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE came to an end on Sunday 30 October 2022 at Lac Rose in Dakar, with the final photo under the finish arch of the entire organisation team. VIDEO: STAGE 12 – RACE REPORT Before that, this final day had seen the 22 km long Lac Rose special stage with a start from Niokhob beach, followed by the podium ceremony during which the winners and […]

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Extreme E progresses legacy projects in Senegal

A year on from the Ocean X Prix in Season 1, Extreme E returned to Lac Rose, Senegal, as part of its continued commitment to fighting climate change and supporting communities in the area. The vast expanse of the Atlantic was a scenic backdrop for the second event on the Extreme E calendar last year, but a closer look revealed the challenges the environment and its locals face as a result of climate change and plastic pollution. For its Senegal […]

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First Dakar 2026 initiatives underway

The first Dakar 2026 initiatives were launched through the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), with 60 future OVEP implementers taking part in a training course to help them develop their own educational programmes around the Olympic values. Since the start of spring, Senegal has been celebrating sport and its values with activities organised in the lead-up to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026. The goals are to engage with young people, get them moving, introduce them to the Olympic […]

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At Senegal’s home of vaccines, African Development Bank President reiterates commitment to Africa’s pharmaceutical industry

Bank President visits pioneering Covid-19 vaccine production center, discusses $3 billion investment in the pharmaceutical industry African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has reiterated the Bank’s commitment to ensuring that the continent’s 1.4 billion people gain greater access to quality healthcare. Adesina spoke during a visit to Senegal’s Institut Pasteur de Dakar, a biomedical research center that has been at the forefront of Africa’s fight against Covid-19. Calling for an end to vaccine inequality, Adesina observed that […]

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First Dakar 2026 initiatives to get underway on the ground in 2022

The third Coordination Commission meeting for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 was held virtually on 15 October to take stock of the progress on the first sports development initiatives in Senegal. The Commission also received status updates on the ongoing renovation and construction work. Since the four-year postponement of the YOG in Dakar was announced a year ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Dakar 2026 have been working closely to make the most of this additional time […]

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Senegal Commits to African Energy Week 2021

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Confirmed attendance by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Petrosen and COS-Petrogaz reaffirm regional cooperation and partnerships A strong delegation of industry leaders from Senegal have committed to the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) first-ever African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, to be held in Cape Town on the 9th-12th November 2021. With official attendance confirmations made by H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal’s national oil company, Petrosen, and the strategic organizational committee COS-Petrogaz, AEW 2021 is […]

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