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The Francophone Community Must Believe in Its Economic Potential

Richard Attias | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Richard Attias

For a long time now, the geographical breaking-up of francophone areas and the huge socio-economic disparities between their members have been considered insurmountable obstacles to developing long-lasting and competitive economic trade.

The Hip Hop Scene in Senegal

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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).

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

'Our Skin Is Something That We Should Value'

www.reuters.com | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Backstage at Dakar Fashion Week a group of young women squeeze into impossibly high heels while others sit still as make-up artists paint ...

PHOTOS: Dakar Fashion Week Democratizes High Fashion

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

DAKAR, Senegal — Law student Aminata Kande stepped out in a $25 blue wax print dress to watch lanky models storm a makeshift runway wearing piec...

Dakar Mosque Lit Up For Christmas In Senegal

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion

DAKAR, Senegal -- After prayers at the mosque, Ibrahim Lo is off to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. Soon he is eyeing the rows of dolls wrappe...

Revisiting Senegal After 40 Years

Michael A. Cohen | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Michael A. Cohen

Working in this space between theory and practice trains students -- and citizens -- to ask better questions about what government is doing, what it can do, and how students can themselves become responsible agents of change.

Dancing to End Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

Communities are changing, shifting, abandoning. The very people who have perpetuated the practice of female genital cutting for centuries are choosing to change.

The Rhythm Got Me: A Dakar Decision

Ricci Shryock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ricci Shryock

Just like so many great things in life, my decision to move to Dakar, Senegal was based largely on a mistake. I was 23-years-old, and as a journalis...