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Kenya, Brazil, Senegal, three stories on sexuality education, fertility, advertisement and a revised status quo

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.18.2017 | Women
Gaia Paradiso

This morning, on the Daily Nation, one of the Kenyan national newspapers, I was intriguingly reading and genuinely interested in a research conducted ...

Gambians Return To Their Homeland With Hopes Of Reform

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.07.2017 | World

Thousands of Gambian refugees are returning from Senegal as the country’s new president pledges stability and reform. Exiled Gambian journalist Sann...

African footballers face an allegiance problem: country versus club

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas at Tyler Africa's ultimate football prize, the biennial African Cup of Nations (Afcon), kicked-off o...

West Africa Is No Place For Shopworn Dictators

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The man elected as president in December, Adama Barrow, returned home on Thursday from exile in Senegal to cheering crowds.

West African Troops Enter Gambia's Capital After Dictator's Departure

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.22.2017 | World

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 22 (Reuters) - West African troops entered Gambia’s capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city’s residents a Reuters wi...

Senegal Sends Troops Into Gambia In Support of New President

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.19.2017 | World

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 19 (Reuters) - West African nations launched a military operation in Gambia on Thursday, Senegal’s army said, aiming to install it...

'The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times': Cultural Highlights Of 2016

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

Concert - Starman: A Celebration of David Bowie Just six days after his death, more than 20 bands and 100 performers came together to celebrate the l...

How A Fishing Village In Senegal Taught Me About Life

Jessica Zemple | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Zemple

Now it is your turn. Slow down and connect with those around you. See what you might just learn about them...and yourself.

For Senegal’s Jailed Minors And Street Kids, Fencing Is More Than Just A Sport

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.20.2016 | World

The West African nation of Senegal has a child problem: tens of thousands of street children, aged between 5 and 15, victims of forced begging and abu...

A Migrant's Harrowing Tale about Life in Libya

Cecilia Mann | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Cecilia Mann

In the past few years, the International Organization for Migration has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to t...

I Used to be a Traveler. Am I Still?

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.01.2016 | Travel
Holly Robinson

When I was a high school student, I had the opportunity to study abroad and chose the most distant, most exotic destination on the list of possibiliti...

West Africans ditch Dutch wax prints for Chinese 'real-fakes'

The Conversation Africa

Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Since the early 20th century, Vlisco has produced African print cloth - otherwise known as Dutch wax prints. T...

Senegal: through a religious lens

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.30.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Youth gathering in Tivouane, Senegal The great festival of Tabaski is approaching; this is the feast that commemorates, in the Islamic calendar, Abr...

In the Poorest Countries, an Acute Climate Risk

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Without rapid action, the outlook is bleak. The World Bank estimates that the impacts of climate change -- such as more frequent natural disasters, droughts, floods, and food price spikes -- could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

The African Torture Survivors Who Took A Dictator To Court, And Won

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.03.2016 | World

Survivors of atrocities under Hissène Habré waited decades to bring the former dictator of the north-central African nation of Chad to justice. Tha...

This African Nation Just Made Legal History For Victims Of Injustice Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

A special court in the West African nation of Senegal reached a historic verdict this week. It found Hissène Habré, the 73-year-old former president...

Why it's time all African countries took a stand on skin lightening creams

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Lester M. Davids, University of Cape Town With up to 70% of women using skin lightening creams in parts of Africa, Cote d'Ivoire has led the charge i...

Sustainable Digital Learning in Potou, Senegal

Radhika Iyengar | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Radhika Iyengar

In partnership with The Earth Institute, CyberSmart Africa has designed a sustainable and scalable platform for digital classroom learning in schools ...

A Plan to Tackle a Changing Climate

John Roome | Posted 04.12.2017 | Green
John Roome

When the rains came to Senegal's capital and largest city, Dakar, in 2009, the people in Cite de Soleil were up to their chests in water. Looking forward, the climate models suggest that this will only get worse.

African Cuisines: From Colonial Past to Cosmopolitan Future

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.04.2017 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

African cuisines are striving to achieve the visibility and popularity among consumers in the Global North that other culinary traditions from the Global South have been enjoying.

The global circulation of African food

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 03.28.2017 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Cosmopolitan gourmets are always looking for the next new trend, supported in their quest by insatiable media, marketers, and entrepreneurs. Relativel...

Africans must stand in their Power!

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 02.22.2017 | Black Voices
Mariéme Jamme

Let us remind ourselves that we are Africa, the continent is in our hands, nobody will fix it or blow our trumpet without a set agenda. We must wake up and raise the consciousness of our people by working together with a clear malleable manifesto that will help every single countries. We can do this!

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Glorious Africa, Part I--Kenya, Senegal and Cabo Verde!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

There are many misconceptions about travel to Africa, which is a beautiful continent with many wonderful places to visit. After all, it is the Motherl...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

Meet The Unlikely Mechanics of Senegal

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

"The Other Hundred" is a series of unique photo book projects aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not rich but whose lives, struggles and achievements deserve to be celebrated.