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How Big Data - and lessons from Obama - swung Senegal’s presidential election
How Big Data - and lessons from Obama - swung Senegal’s presidential election
When a United States senator from Chicago decided to run for president, one of his first volunteers was a student from Senegal. They met at a...
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
In June, Senegalese President Macky Sall’s brother, Aliou Sall, resigned from his post as the head of a state-run savings fund, following public...
Write the future with young adults
Write the future with young adults
There is a trivia game called Africa Trumps that every African should be aware of. Each card has the name of an African country, the average age of...
Dictator brought to justice
Dictator brought to justice
THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ by Celeste Hicks (Zed Books, London)
Senegalese artistic heritage gets a home
Senegalese artistic heritage gets a home
Dakar, with its weathered skin of stone, is a city in a hurry. In the past few years this scruffily elegant Atlantic port city, which shuns the...
Why NASA chose Senegal to find out more about an asteroid in outerspace
Why NASA chose Senegal to find out more about an asteroid in outerspace
Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended on Dakar, Senegal in August 2018. They...
Senegal's rappers continue to 'cry from the heart' for a more just society
Senegal's rappers continue to 'cry from the heart' for a more just society
American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963
Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out
Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out
I was not prepared to meet Mame-Diarra Niang. Prior to landing at her studio residency on the upper gallery of the Stevenson gallery, I had only...
Mame-Diarra Niang's vision for the invisible
Mame-Diarra Niang's vision for the invisible
In Mame-Diarra Niang’s constructed Black Hole, there is, quite immediately, little room for journalistic subterfuge. As the realisation settles...
Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
It was a bright, clear morning in Dakar the day the much anticipated Habré judgment was to be delivered. Hundreds of people were pushing to get into...
City of contrasts celebrates Africa’s freedom
City of contrasts celebrates Africa’s freedom
The waves had let up by the time the fishermen arrived. There were three of them, all muscles and sweat. Their faces glistened; their frayed shirts...
Powerful scions see immunity evaporate
Powerful scions see immunity evaporate
It was something many Senegalese thought they would never see: Karim Wade, the all-powerful former "super minister" and son of former...

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