Senegal has made inadequate progress in protecting the thousands of young boys who are housed in Quranic boarding schools and suffer from exploitation and often extreme physical abuse at the hands of their teachers.
Peace Corps volunteers Pat and Anne Linn were present at the death of four-year-old Koumba. Koumba's family had bed nets, but she was still infected. The clinic had medicine, but the family waited too long to bring her in.
The youth of Senegal have been busting out beats since the '80s. Today, they're influencing the rest of the African continent. Hip hop here is more of a cultural movement covering the social and political life in Senegal (kind of the way New York originally intended it to be).
Tens of thousands of patients in Senegal suffer from excruciating pain every year without relief. Unnecessarily restrictive government regulations and poor training for healthcare workers impede their effective medical treatment.
Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.
The word "divest" was like a dog whistle to campus activists who've been pushing their colleges and universities to rid their endowments of stock in companies that are part of the fossil fuel industry.