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Senegal Opens New International Airport With Economic Hopes

Carley Petesch Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

DIASS, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's new international airport was opening its runways Thursday as the West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.

Airport International Blaise-Diagne, which had faced more than 10 years of delays, is meant to anchor Senegal's economic and tech center. The airport has had mixed reviews with its location of more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital, Dakar. A connecting train service is still years from completion. ...

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