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Senegal Rappers Emerge As A Political Force

New York Times | Adam Nossiter | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal -- A revolution led by rappers says something about a country's politics or its music, or maybe both....

Sex Tourism In Senegal

Maya Lau | Posted 11.07.2011 | Travel
Maya Lau

By night, the Europeans sit at long dinner tables by the pool, each of their arms slung around young Senegalese women. It's like they are all on a singles retreat or at a swingers' party. Everyone canoodles with everyone else.

Experiencing the Intensity of Ramadan Without the Religion

Maya Lau | Posted 10.14.2011 | Travel
Maya Lau

I'll spend the rest of the month hiding my eating habits. I'll be crouched on the floor of my hut, cracking open cans with my Swiss Army knife for my one-woman lunch.

Senegal's Accidental Hipsters

Maya Lau | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel
Maya Lau

I'll always be a foreigner, but being a constant outsider, while imprisoning at times, allows me some freedoms.

Senegal's Accidental Hipsters

Maya Lau | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel
Maya Lau

I'll always be a foreigner, but being a constant outsider, while imprisoning at times, allows me some freedoms.

Senegal Reportedly To Send Ex-Dictator Back To Chad

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — In a puzzling twist to a 20-year saga, Senegal's government informed Chad's government Friday that former dictator Hissene Habr...

Senegal Man Sets Himself Near Presidential Palace

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — A man who set himself on fire in front of the presidential palace in Senegal on Friday died from his wounds hours later in the ...

Labor Of Love: Clothing Line OmniPeace Exceeds School Construction Goals In Senegal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Mary Fanaro first began her mission of ending poverty in Africa in 2007, she started a charitable chocolate company. What it's turned in to is ev...

Non-Traditional Ways of Educating Girls Are Succeeding

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

As the centennial of International Women's Day nears, it is worth noting that 101 million children around the world do not attend primary school, and girls are disproportionately represented in this appalling figure.

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.

Senegal Offers Haitians Free Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Reuters reports that more than 160 Haitian students arrived in Senegal Wednesday to receive free education, as promised by Senegalese President Abdoul...

Women Flock To Senegal For Sex

GlobalPost | Anne Look | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Women -- often white, European and "of a certain age" -- flock solo to Senegal's shores year-round for what one hotel manager called "the three 'S's: ...

Gay Men's Bodies Desecrated In Africa

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THIES, Senegal — Even death cannot stop the violence against gays in this corner of the world any more. Madieye Diallo's body had only been in ...

Malaria No More American Idol-Style Competition Promotes Malaria Awareness In Senegal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

International nonprofit Malaria No More is using music as a compelling way to raise awareness about malaria in Africa. In 2009, Senegalese artist Yous...

Social Entrepreneurship With $600, 40 Men and Four Days

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Nineteen-year-old social entrepreneur Bianca Griffith, who at the moment is taking time out from college to build a small six cottage eco-hotel along the west coast of Africa, in The Gambia.

Times Square Car Bomb: an American Muslim View

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I hope we can remember the Muslim Senegalese man who raised the alarm about the smoking car, as well as the criminal who put it there. Muslims, like people of all religions, do good things and bad things.

RIP Charlie Gillett, World Music Pioneer

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michal Shapiro

Charlie Gillett was one of those great music people who had an unerring ear and a true passion for good sounds from rock to blues to world music.

In the Fight Against the Spread of HIV/AIDS, There Is No Silver Bullet

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

In the fight against HIV/AIDS, there is no silver bullet. As we travel throughout sub-Saharan Africa we are seeing dozens of innovative ways that organizations, governments, and individuals are working to fight the disease.

What's Next for Gabby Now That the Oscars Have Come and Gone?

Luso Mnthali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Luso Mnthali

As a young black woman who looks unlike most of Hollywood, Gabourey Sidibe's confounding the status quo, and the powers that be are scratching their heads, saying "What do we do with her?"

Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the eart...

Female Genital Mutilation in Georgia, USA

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

We can and we should be doing more. Female genital mutilation is one of the least researched, least resourced, least talked about issues that the world faces today.

A Powerful New Opportunity to End Female Genital Cutting in Senegal

Molly Melching | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Molly Melching

This movement is an example of how lasting social change can occur through the leadership of informed grassroots activists: mothers and fathers, youth, and traditional and religious leaders.

Justice Denied in Africa

Reed Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reed Brody

A fair trial for Hissene Habré would strike a blow against the cycle of impunity in which leaders brutalize their countries, pillage their treasuries and then eventually move next door to join their bank accounts.

A monumental folly in Senegal

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Senegal, Home News

It was billed as Africa's Statue of Liberty, an artistic colossus to celebrate the continent's renaissance. To many in Senegal, it has become nothin...

Africa's Seat at the Table

President Abdoulaye Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
President Abdoulaye Wade

Battling global warming, the economic crisis, food and energy shortages, and AIDS and malaria requires co-partners, not post-colonial relationships.