Situated in West Africa, Senegal experiences a four- to five-month rainy season. It was among the earliest parts of Africa to be incorporated within the French empire in the 1840s. Since gaining independence in 1960, it has been upheld as a model of democracy, largely due to it never having suffered a coup in a region notorious for them. However, the violent response by the Government to the protests against the previous leader’s decision to run for a third term, in spite of setting a two-term limit, was widely criticised. Of particular concern for children in the country are the problems of child exploitation and child labour.

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1310790070Population642500034.311369479474Population under 15226968112.1207569481Number of internet users
154 Human development index126 Happy planet ranking

Organisations in Senegal

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