Senegal: The West of Poverty


Senegal: The West of Poverty

By Mohammad Alshereda

The Republic of Senegal is a small country located in the far West of Africa. It gained independence in 1960. Its population is about 17 million. Its capital city is called Dakar. The Official language in Senegal is French. The predominant religion there is Islam. There about 11 ethnic groups in Senegal.

The main 5 ethnic groups are:

– 37% Wolof.

– 26% Pular.

– 17% Serer.

– 5% Mandinka.

– 4% Jola.

The president of Senegal is Macky Sall who came into office in 2012. He is head of a political party called the Alliance for the Republic (APR).

The economy of Senegal is heavily dependent on Agriculture. A lot of Senegalese choose to turn to fishing as their livelihood. Senegal is on the list of the poorest countries in the world as GDP Per Capita. People there clearly suffer from poverty on a large scale.

I encourage businessmen to consider investing in Senegal as it’s beneficial for both them and the economy there. I also invite anyone who is generous enough to help others who are less fortunate not to count people of Senegal out as they deserve every help they can get.

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein.