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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...
Senegal's Sall: The protege who toppled his mentor
Senegal's Sall: The protege who toppled his mentor
Senegal's Macky Sall, a 50-year-old stolid geologist once tipped as Abdoulaye Wade's designated heir, ended by winning the presidency by taking on...
A new chapter for Senegal
A new chapter for Senegal
Senegal's incoming president, Macky Sall, will be remembered as a man of firsts in the West African country's political history. He is the first...
Senegal's Wade in the running for third term
Senegal's Wade in the running for third term
Senegal's presidential candidates held their final rallies and protesters marched in the streets as a respected African statesperson shuttled...
Riots erupt in Senegal's holy city of Tivaouane
Riots erupt in Senegal's holy city of Tivaouane
Violence broke out late on Friday in Tivaouane, the seat of Senegal's largest Islamic brotherhood, the Tidiane, where the mayor's office was burned...
Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis
Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis
For the third time in the past decade, drought has returned to the arid, western shoulder of Africa, bringing hunger to millions. Aid agencies are...
Outcry after Senegal's president buys new plane
Outcry after Senegal's president buys new plane
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's purchase of a €32-million airplane from French President Nicolas Sarkozy triggered an uproar on Friday...

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