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Covid-19 infection rates remain low in Senegal in comparison to neighbouring countries, and the country saw restrictions lifted in March 2021 following protests earlier in the year. Uncharacteristically, the country saw further protests following the arrest of an opposition politician, and the controversial anti-terrorism law. Following the deadly clashes between protestors and security forces, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a day of national mourning in the memory of those killed in the protests.

In response to climate change, a group of over 50 humanitarian agencies have signed a climate risk insurance policy with the aim of paying out prior to crises, based on pre-agreed scientific triggers, allowing agencies to plan in advance as opposed to waiting until a crisis has hit.

The energy sector has begun to pick up following the initial investment slump felt globally. The electricity sector has been reformed with the introduction of the country’s first electricity code, which provides a new regulatory framework for the power sector. As a result, publicly developed projects have continued, with an expected new interest in renewable development following the passing of the bill.

Senegal’s legal market is home to several well-known, full-service firms, such as GENI & KEBE and Cabinet Maître Cheikh FALL.