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Dakar, Senegal (CNN.com weather)
Get the current weather conditions for Dakar and other cities in Senegal.
Map of Senegal (United Nations)
View a detailed map (.pdf) of Senegal.
Senegal (CIA World Factbook)
Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
Senegal: Overview (Lonely Planet)
Learn basic information for travel in Senegal.
History and Government
Background Note: Senegal (U.S. Department of State)
Get fast facts about Senegal’s government, foreign relations, and economy, and read a short history of the country.
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in London (Senegal Embassy)
Learn about the government of Senegal on this English-language page.
Virtual Visit of Gorée Island (UNESCO)
Take a virtual tour of Gorée Island and the House of Slaves.
Passport to Paradise: Visualizing Islam in West Africa and the Mouride Diaspora (UCLA)
Learn about the beliefs and art of the Mouride Muslim brotherhood in Senegal.
Senegal (Human Rights Watch)
Link to the latest information about human rights in Senegal.
Discover the latest news about the challenges facing the children of Senegal.
Senegal: Highlights (globalhealthfacts.org)
Find health statistics from Senegal, and see maps comparing Senegal to other countries around the world.
Languages of Senegal (Ethnologue)
Read about the languages spoken in Senegal.
Manding Music Traditions of West Africa (Cora Connection)
Listen to samples of the kora (harp) and balaphone (xylophone) played by traditional musicians in Senegal.
Senegalese Pop (National Geographic World Music)
Listen to a selection of popular music from Senegal, including examples of mbalax music.
Senegal: Menus & Recipes from Africa (African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania)
Learn how dinner is served in Senegal, and try out recipes from a five-course meal.
Youssou N’Dour (Official Site)
Listen to Youssou N’Dour’s music, watch music videos, and read a biography of the Senegalese artist.
Currency Converter (XE.com)
Convert U.S. dollars to Senegal’s CFA Francs.
Senegal (World Bank)
Read about efforts to reduce poverty in Senegal.
Senegalese Press Agency (Agence de Presse Sénégalaise)
Get the latest news headlines from Senegalese newspapers in English.
Senegal Tourism Office New York (Senegal Tourism)
Learn where to go and what to see on a visit to Senegal.
World Economic Outlook Database (International Monetary Fund)
Use this site to create a chart with up-to-date information about Senegal’s economy and compare it to other countries’ economies.
For More Information
Country Profile: Senegal (BBC News)
Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, overview, and links to Senegalese media sources.
Listen to Senegal’s national anthem, “Strum Your Harps, Strike Your Xylophones!”
Senegal (National Geographic)
Get general information about and see pictures of Senegal, and link to articles from National Geographic.
Senegal (New York Times)
Read current and archived articles from the New York Times about Senegal, and find an overview of the country.
This lesson plan has students analyze and propose a route for a transnational African highway.
Global Women and Poverty (PBS)
Students learn about Senegalese women struggling for employment and education (grades 9–12).
Running out of Rice? (New York Times Daily Lesson Plan)
Students learn about the rice shortage in Australia and its effect on the global rice shortage (grades 6–8, 9–12).
Senegal on the Internet (Stanford University)
Link to articles and official websites about Senegal.
Stateside Slavery (New York Times Daily Lesson Plan)
Students read about President Bush’s 2003 speech on slavery on Gorée and consider the notion of a presidential apology for slavery (grades 6–8, 9–12).
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