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· February, 2007

Stories about Senegal from February, 2007

Senegal: Youssou N'Dour Cinematic Debut

California-based Congolese blogger Alain Mabanckou has nothing but praise for Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's big screen debut in Amazing Grace (Fr):”to see the few clips featuring Youssou N'dour, I think...

Senegal: Thumbs Down for the Minister of Justice

Semett alleges that (Fr): “The justice minister … has unjustly broken into the voting center at Ndatté Yalla, in Saint Louis, while votes were being counted and his men have...

Senegal: Voting Process Report Card

Semett ‘s voting process report card (Fr): “The Presidential election took place peacefully and with a participation rate estimated at 70% by the vote's organizers. The electoral body went from...

Senegal Elections: Towards Another Wade Term?

“Senegal Wants Its Freedom Back” headline. By R-Nesto. Yesterday was election day in Senegal. A campaign marked by some violent clashes started about a month ago and most of the...

Gambia: The Healer President

Blog Politique du Sénégal isn't sure (Fr) whether to laugh or cry about Gambian President Yahia Jammeh's new healer functions: “[He] has taken up a career as a marabout healer....

Guinea, Senegal: Lansana Conté Must Leave if He Loves His Country

At Pourquoi l’ Afrique Claudique, Senegalese novelist Ndické Dieye tells (Fr) Guinea’s embattled head of state: “Lansana, leave if you have even an inkling of conscience or patriotism left! Leave...

Senegal: Poor Working Conditions for Workers at a Chinese Owned Factory

Blog Politique du Sénégal outlines (Fr) poor working conditions for Senegalese workers at Henan Chine, a chinese-owned factory in Senegal: “Holidays are not paid, social contributions are not made even...

Sénégal: Dakar in Pictures

Blog Politique du Sénégal posts (Fr) snapshots of Dakar.

Senegal: Candidates Should Declare Assets

Blog Politique du Sénégal writes(Fr):”Ïnstead of telling us for the umpteenth time that they believe in ethics and morals … [candidates] should declare their assets. The law doesn't require it...

Senegal: President Wade Wants A Nuclear Plant

Blog Politique du Sénégal writes (Fr): “ [President] Wade … announced that he wants a nuclear power plant. Just what we needed! … Senegal doesn't even have the means to...

Senegal: Historic Landmarks in Danger on Gorée

Blog Politique du Senegal posts (Fr) pictures of Goree including certain “endangered historical landmarks.”

Guadeloupe, Senegal: Remembering Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Jean-Claude Halley of Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Ardent defendor of human rights and engaged abolitionist, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges was the first composer of African ancestry of classical music to...

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