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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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The 1.9km (1.2 miles) Senegambia bridge near Farafenni links the two halves of The Gambia, as well as allowing people from the north of Senegal to reach the southern Senegalese province of Casamance with ease.
As I speak to you now, there is unease in Egypt and there is unease in Libya, in Niger it is no better, in Senegal in the Casamance."The Cassamance conflict is an ongoing low-level conflict that has been waged between the Government of Senegal and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Cassamance since 1982.
For the past 10 years, the patient spent several months per year in a small beach house in Casamance, Senegal, and did not travel to any other destination outside Belgium.
First, in the spirit of full disclosure, my Foreign Service career was also in large measure focused on conflict, from my first overseas assignment, in wartime Vietnam in 1965-68, to my post-retirement recall to active duty as a special envoy in Senegal to help end a 30-year secessionist insurgency in the southern part of that country, the Casamance, in 2012-14.
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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).