In 2002, around 11% of the nation had internet access, and that figure has been steadily rising.
This internet usage allows for many websites and blogs such as Seneweb.com, which feature political commentary.
A poetic etymology from the Wolof people states that the name derives from the local term Sunugal, meaning "our dugout canoe" (everyone is in the same boat).
The country takes its name from the river that runs along its northern and eastern borders, forming the frontier with Mauritania and Mali.Intermarriage between members of the two different religions is allowed, and members of one religion are allowed to date members of another.Religion also plays a role in constricting other freedoms.The government gives aid to different religious groups.Government grants occur especially in order for religious groups to maintain their places of worship and to establish schools.Writers like Seckasysteme and Robert Sagna use the internet to criticize and express their views on migration policies, among others topics. In 2004 Christian Costeaux, (webmaster of a tourist information website) posted a news article, which claimed that a Senegalese mayor’s aids had embezzled 153,000 euros.