One of Africa’s model democracies, Senegal gained independence from France on April 4, 1960. Currently led by President Macky Sall, the West African nation has an estimated population of 14.8 million people spread across a total land area of 196,712 km². As of 2018, Senegal recorded a GDP of $53.2billion, with its top exports Gold, Refined Petroleum, Phosphoric Acid, Non-fillet Frozen Fish, and Cement, sold to trading partners that include Mali, Switzerland, India, Spain, and Italy. Senegal’s administrative capital is located in Dakar, and its official currency is the West African CFA franc (XOF).

Notable Animal Diseases: Sheep and Goat Pox, African Horse Sickness, and Peste Des Petit Ruminant among others.