President Obama will visit Dakar, Senegal, next month, according to reports in the Senegalese press. The newspaper L’As said today that the president will be in Dakar June 26 to 28 and will be accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sacha. Newspapers in South Africa have also been reporting an upcoming [...]
In an exclusive interview with AFP, Senegal’s President Macky Sall urges countries in sub-Saharan Africa to remain vigilant against the threat of Islamism, which he says continues despite the French military intervention in Mali.
A recently passed law on gender parity has led to a record number of women within Senegal’s new parliament, as a total of 64 female representatives were sworn in on Monday. Senegal’s National Assembly holds 150 seats, meaning that 42.6 percent of the seats are held by women. The parity law responsible for the unprecedented [...]
DAKAR, Senegal — Amantle Montsho’s room, about 100 square feet, has no window to the outside. When she flipped on the light switch one day after practice, a flickering bulb did little to illuminate the space. Montsho plopped onto the pink blanket covering her twin-size bed. She was 3,600 miles from home, living in an [...]
Earlier this week wrestling fans rushed to the Demba Diop Stadium in Senegal to see the monumental match up between Yahya Diop (Yekini) and Omar Sakho (Balla Gaye 2). The event didn’t start until seven in the afternoon but at nine in the morning fans were already camped outside the stadium. Laamb wrestling has become [...]
West African leaders have gathered at a summit to discuss the turmoil in crisis-hit Mali after soldiers who overthrew an elected government in March repelled a counter-coup earlier this week. Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Senegal’s capital Dakar on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Mali [...]