Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal


Senegal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Senegal (French: le Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal), is a country in western Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north. Senegal is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds The Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, exempting Gambia's short Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is tropical with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.41, Rank: 111, Personal Freedom: 6.40, Economic Freedom: 6.42, Democracy Index: 5.93
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.42, Rank: 118
Senegal | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 78, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
"Despite Senegal's high levels of political pluralism and competition, a number of institutional challenges to political rights arose in 2015. In an internal rule change in June that generated criticism as well as accusations of fraud in the recording of votes, the National Assembly increased requirements for forming opposition parliamentary groups."