OVERVIEW The Republic of Senegal is a former French colony in the northwest of Africa that has maintained amiable ties with the West. Senegal receives military support, training and equipment from France and the United States. Germany also provides support on a smaller scale. Senegal is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and has land borders with Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. A border conflict with Mauritania, stemming from ethnic friction and repatriation of...
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