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Casamance

(kăz`əmäns), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, W Africa. It rises in S Senegal and flows westward, emptying in the Atlantic Ocean. The virtually unnavigable river lies in a region of lush floodplains between the enclave of The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Also called Casamance, the Senegalese region is geographically isolated from the rest of the country by The Gambia, and the Diola (or Jola), not the Wolof, are the primary ethnic group. ZiguinchorZiguinchor
, city (1988 pop. 124,283), SW Senegal, a port on the Casamance River. Located in a rice-growing region, the city produces peanut oil, frozen fish, and orange juice and is an outlet to the sea for the shipment of peanuts and other products of the southern hinterlands.
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 is the largest city in the region. Casamance was the scene of ethnic tensions and demonstrations for independence in the early 1980s, and guerrilla warfare beginning in the late 1980s. A cease-fire was signed with some of the rebels in 2004, but others have continued to fight. The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau have at times aided the rebels. In 2006 fighting erupted in neighboring Guinea-Bissau between Casamance rebels that had established bases there and Bissau troops. The name also appears as Kasamansa.
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Summary: Dakar, Senegal [West Africa] Jan 7 (ANI) At least 13 people were killed by armed gunmen in Senegal's southern Casamance region.
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5) It is our conviction that the kinship developed between Senegal's Seereer and Joola ethnic groups represents a significant counter-force that has prevented the extension of the rebellion in Casamance (Southern area of Senegal).
Population-based prevalence survey of follicular trachoma and trachomatous trichiasis in the Casamance region of Senegal.
Biafra, South Sudan and Casamance all cited marginalisation and poor representation from the central state as a reason to secede; as do Western Sahara, Ambazonia in South Cameroon and Azawad in Mali today.
In 2010, for example, an Iranian arms shipment was intercepted in the Nigerian port of Lagos; Senegal suspects the arms were destined for rebels in its southern Casamance region.
Cannabis is cultivated in the southern Casamance region for local use and to supply markets across West Africa, and methamphetamine is transported into Senegal from Nigeria.
Un officier gambien en mission au Senegal a ete interpelle dans cette ville a bord de son vehicule de service portant un laissez-passer estampille << Voiture en partance pour la Republique de Casamance (37) >>.
Benefitting zone - Senegal: Casamance, Louga, Kedougou, Matam, Dakar, Diourbel, This, Saint-Louis
Two figures stood guard on either side of an entrance to the government building, while adjacent figures appeared to face off, their positioning a reference to the civil conflict over secession from Senegal that embroiled Casamance from 1982 to 2014.
The Diolas in the Casamance region have been divided among Senegal, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau.
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