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Stories about Wolof

17 July 2015

Explaining the Appeal of the Song ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ Across Africa and Beyond

"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" means "Lord Bless Africa" but its message resonates at a deeper level for many Africans and non-Africans alike.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

Rising Voices

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

11 June 2013

Senegal's Democratic Tradition Takes Worrisome Turn

Senegal has a solid tradition of democracy and protection of freedom of expression and human rights. But recent months have seen the West African nation's reputation as a stronghold for...

23 May 2013

The ‘News in Rap’, an Unconventional News Broadcast from Senegal

TV audiences in Senegal have witnessed the rise of a new genre of broadcast journalism that tackles current affairs through rap. The two artists driving the project discuss it with...

25 March 2013

Nine Street Kids Die in Senegal Quran School Fire

A raging fire that broke out in Dakar, Senegal in a crowded Islamic school room where students were sleeping killed at least nine children on the night of Sunday 3...

21 February 2013

Senegal Balks as President Recycles Predecessor's Pal

The president of Senegal's decision to appoint a local architect, renowned for his work but notorious for his political schmoozing with previous regimes, as the head of a proposed Senegalese...

12 February 2013

Is Senegal's Government Spokesman Selling Out?

The reputation of former investigative journalist turned government spokesman Abdou Latif Coulibaly as a champion of Senegal's citizen protest movements took a serious blow after he forcefully distanced himself from...

21 September 2012

Senegal: ‘Completely White’ Whitening Cream Stirs Outrage

Lightening the skin is a common practice in Africa where the sale of skin lightening products is legal in many countries. In Senegal, a product named 'Khess Petch' is creating...

20 August 2012

Senegal: SunuCause, a Blogger-Driven Humanitarian Project

The team of bloggers that created the Sunu2012 project earlier this year to monitor the Senegalese presidential elections has launched a new collaborative online project called SunuCause. The objective of...

19 April 2012

Senegal: An Innovative Way to Monitor the Presidential Elections

During the second round of the Senegalese presidential elections, journalist Papa Alé Niang of channel 2stv was able to give results trends as early as 9pm thanks to the work...

8 May 2011

Senegal: “Enough is Enough” Movement: First the Web, Now the Presidential Palace

As the uprisings continue across the Arab World, several incidences of angry young people have sprung up on Senegalese websites. Since early March, this activism has left the web behind...

16 March 2011

Senegal: March 19, National Day of Action

The winds of revolt are blowing across the Maghreb and the Middle East. Political opponents in Senegal are also getting in on the action by expressing their discontent at their...

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