U.S. President Barak Obama visited Senegal from June 27-29 as part of a three country trip to Africa which also included South Africa and Tanzania.
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, has dedicated a 645-meter anti-salt dike that will allow farmers to cultivate and irrigate more than 250 hectares of previously un-arable farmland in the Kaolack region.
The National Action Plan against Corruption is the first product to be validated and adopted by stakeholders from different sectors of the commission and forwarded to the head of state. As part of its Good Governance program in Senegal, the U.S. Agency for International Development supported the National Commission for the Fight against Corruption and Misappropriation in operationalizing the National Plan for the fight against corruption.
Senegal has a long and uninterrupted history of stability since its independence in 1960. Léopold Sédar Senghor, the country’s first president, promoted state-led nation-building, a vision that continues to influence the Government of Senegal (GOS). Since independence, Senegal’s governments have devoted considerable resources to the social sectors. Education accounts for 40 percent of Senegal’s operating budget which has led to significant increases in primary school enrollment over the past ten years. Substantial improvements have also been made in the health sector over the previous decades, including decreased infant mortality1 and reduced maternal mortality2.
Last updated: December 10, 2013