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Senegal has a well-established reputation for stability, standing out from some of its neighbours in west Africa. Nevertheless, the country has been challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic; its quick response and comparatively low infection and death rates have drawn strong praise, though protests broke out in early 2021 in response to the coronavirus curfew imposed in capital Dakar and neighbouring Thies.

The initial optimism over Senegal’s burgeoning oil and gas sector was dampened by the reality of the global scenario; Australian oil company FAR sold its stake in Senegalese oil blocks, including the country’s first oil development, to India’s ONGC in late 2020.

Senegal’s small legal market is home to leading full-service firms GENI & KEBE and Houda Law Firm, and was further bolstered by the establishment of technology, data protection and cybersecurity specialist firm LPS L@w in 2015.