The difference between Senegal and China

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of their populations, their respective demographic differences, I also know that there exists another fundamental difference…Us, we play football, we dream of footballs, we talk about football, we worship the professional football players, we beg in order to pay for this time-wasting game that brings the country to a halt whenever there is a match. All the while the Chinese also dream of footballs: those that they will manufacture and sell to us in cash!”


  • Absolutely hilarious! I wonder how many spousal spats have begun on account of the fact that ,”the game is on,” since the beginning of history.

    Thank you for bringing humour to my day.

  • john

    Hi Just stumbled onto your interesting blog. What are your impressions on the ongoing and growing relationship between Iran and Senegal? Jobs and less expensive energy appear to be the greatest needs in Senegal, or do you see other greater issues?

  • Hi John. Global Voices is not my blog, but rather a blog authored by several editors and volunteers whose mission is to amplify the voices of bloggers around the world, often by providing translation. Your question is best posed to the original author, Blog Politique au Senegal, who I believe also understands English.

  • Isa Ha

    I enjoy your very interesting blog.

    Some questions:

    I think a lot of people in Senegal speak French. how many can speak english? that is, can I call a taxi in enlish in Senegal?

    Are there many Chinese in Senegal?



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