Stories about Senegal from September, 2006
Senegal, Chad, Belgium: Where Will Hissene Habre be Judged?
Generation Consciente, Un Autre Afrique explains that (Fr) after a 5-year negotiation between Senegal, Belgium and the African Union on which of the two countries should host the trial of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre, “Abdoulaye Wade has decided at the African Union summit in Banjul that former Chadian leader...
Africa: renewable technologies
Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“
Senegal, France: Police State
France-based Senegal Diaw wonders (Fr) why France still feels like a police state despite the riots from last summer when youth protested the treatment of young people of color by police. He tells of an instance when he was searched by the cops in a subway station.
Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba
Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still carrying on in posts and comments and Technorati links. The discussions started with the race debate which I now wish...
Senegal: Immigration Agreement with France
Semett writes (Fr): “Dakar signed the despicable “agreement” whose main point is the (inhumane) expulsion of Senegalese (and probably other Africans) from France to Senegal. In the court if History, we are witnesses to those House Negroes (i.e. African leaders) who, faced with the problems of the continent's youth, have...
Senegal: I Have an (Energy) Dream
In the middle of a blackout, Senegal-based Chroniques de Ndoumbelane dreams up (Fr) all sorts of innovative ways to solve the country's energy crisis including government-provided solar panels and monthly electricity bills for investment in the country's solar power infrastructure rather than for consumed electricity.
Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers
The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on 9/11 2001. But the repercussions of these events have spread across the globe and people far beyond New York...
Senegal: Wade's Secrets
Seckasystemeperso isn't sure (Fr) whether integrity or a desire to settle scores are motivating former President Wade ally Abdoulaye Bathily's recent public outbursts but rejoices nonetheless in the man's recent revelations of Wade's alleged “secrets and governance scams”. He points to a Le Quotidien article on the issue. (No permalink...
Senegal: Senegality and the End of a Regime
Seckasysteme points to (Fr) an article by Dr. Mame Marie Faye expressing growing discontent with President Abdoulaye Wade's leadership. She writes: “For a few months now, the sense that the end of an era is approaching is pervading this country and nothing or anyone can stop it. With the latest...
Senegal, Brazil, India: South Meets South
In the interest of regenerating the rural economy and reducing oil imports, the Biopact blog reports that Senegal is launching a biofuels program with Brazilian and Indian support as part of the Global South’s alliance that strives towards independence from Western powers.