· August, 2011

Stories about Senegal from August, 2011

Senegal: Grants for Pilgrimage to Mecca and Rome

  30 August 2011

Mamadou Sarr on assirou.net reveals [fr] how much money Senegal provides for pilgrimages: “The Senegalese government subsidizes the pilgrimage to Mecca to the tune of 1 billion 350 million CFA Francs [around 2.8 million USD] on years when no Christian pilgrimage to Rome is organised, and 1 billion CFA [around...

Guinea: Slow Blogging

  21 August 2011

After a year of blogging on blog platform Mondoblog, Sow shares [fr] how difficult it is to connect from his hometown in Guinea, located  500 km from the capital Conakry: “This country is plagued with a standard access to the Internet that breaks every record of slowness. If you add...

World: Write a blog post and win up to 3,000 Euros

  18 August 2011

Participate in YoBloCo Awards and win up to 3,000 Euros: “The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET is organizing the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards).”

Senegal: Mayor Becomes the Oldest Elementary School Graduate

  16 August 2011

Assane Diallo celebrates the uncommon achievement of the mayor of Tambacounda in Senegal : ” Among the  2 233 candidates for the Year End Elementary School  Diploma  was the mayor of Tambacounda, Mr Oury Bâ. The 67-year-old elected official successfully earned his first diploma, a testimony to perseverance and the value  he gives to education....

Senegal: 5-Year Ban For Football Star El Hadj Diouf

  7 August 2011

Bilal comments upon [fr] an article published  on Mercatix.net, tackling the 5-year ban from international football slapped by the Senegalese Football Federation on one of the best players in the country, El Hadj Diouf, after he declared that  “the whole system of African football is corrupt”: “I never thought” writes...

Senegal: Environmentally-Conscious Protesters

  6 August 2011

Ferloo.com blog hails the civic spirit [fr] of the 23 June Movement protesters (M23) in Dakar : “Under a scorching heat,the place de l'Obélisque demonstrators drank heaps of water as well as cold and hot drinks. It's a rare fact, not to pass unnoticed: they picked up and threw in...

Africa : Delicious Peanut

  6 August 2011

Nadia Khouri-Dagher writes a post on afrik.com [fr] where she praises the peanut, a condiment that has been integrated in most African cuisines: “Senegalese Chicken Mafé, Malian Peanuts Tiguadegue sauce, Ghanean Inkatse-abè sauce, Togolese Azindéssi sauce, Beninese Aziin nusunnu sauce, Congolese moambe chicken, Peanut rougail from Reunion Islands,… : The peanut...

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