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senegal

A republic in western africa, southwest of mauritania and east of mali. Its capital is dakar. The first settlements were by the portuguese in the 15th century and the french in the 17th century, with the coastal region becoming the object of much rivalry and conflict between the two until french possession was recognised in 1814. Senegal became independent in 1960. The nation was named for the senegal river, its main river, which possibly derived its name from a local african word meaning navigable.


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Environmental changes are spreading infectious diseases

... at risk. Meanwhile, water flow changes and changes in water chemistry associated with dams like the Aswan in Egypt and irrigation schemes on the Senegal River are being linked with an increase in snails carrying the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, a disease that ...

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The Cape Verde Giant Skink: Macroscincus coctei

... (also known as Bibron's Skink and Cocteau's Skink). The Cape Verde archipelago lies off the west coast of Africa; several hundred miles from Senegal and Mauritania. Hundreds of years ago, rich vegetation abounded but was denuded by introduced dogs, cats, sheep, and cattle. Uninvited introductions ...

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... (also known as Bibron's Skink and Cocteau's Skink). The Cape Verde archipelago lies off the west coast of Africa; several hundred miles from Senegal and Mauritania. Hundreds of years ago, rich vegetation abounded but was denuded by introduced dogs, cats, sheep, and cattle. Uninvited introductions ...

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