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Caravana Cultural Senegalesa en Sevilla - ICAS - Cultura en Sevilla

Exprésate Recomienda una película, un libro, un concierto, una obra de teatro, una exposición... ya sea en alguno de los espacios escénicos de la ciudad como en algún bar o sala alternativa que conozcas. Puedes escribir a expresateICAS@sevilla.org o utilizar nuestro formulario. La caravana quiere ser un espacio de encuentro entre la cultura senegalesa y las culturas de los países de acogida: España, Francia, Holanda, Luxemburgo, Italia, Alemania, Brasil, Estados Unidos y Canadá. La inmigración es un hecho real y más allá de los estados y de las fronteras necesitamos una conciencia [suite...]

Date: 2010-03-04 10:11:03

Articles de blogs (78) | Vidéos (24)

Bronx Community College Administrator Helps Education ...

The school has graduated six senior classes. SABS is the premier international school in Senegal with a dual Senegalese and American academic curriculum that meets the learning standards of both countries. What started out as a design for a private international school is now being considered by high level government officials as the trend for future education in Senegal. SABS graduates are currently attending U.S. universities that include Howard University, Towson University, Morgan State, Florida Memorial University, and The City University of New York. Of the 30, 2009 SABS graduates [suite...]

Date: 2009-07-23 19:28:46

Tourism is thriving Senegal...

Al Afifa - from 50 euros per single room and 56 - for a double, suites - from 70 euros. Climate control in the rooms. Warm water. TV. Pool. To protect themselves from the meeting with a fan instead of climate control (in a hotel with a proud name Continental, for example, air conditioners have only 15 rooms of the 22's), his gaze is drawn to the business-class hotel: double room at Novotel or Sofitel Teranga will cost from 114 euros. However, many inexperienced tourists prefer to rent the vacant houses, and travel around the country to rent a car. Following the advice of the same French, take [suite...]

Date: 2010-02-01 08:18:00

#Kébétu…le nouveau concept Twitter des blogueurs sénégalais ...

By BasilePublished: 16 septembre 2010Posted in: DakarTags: blog, blogueurs senegalais, facebook, kebetu, twitter On parle de plus en plus de Twitter, Dans les médias, les habituels sujets autour de Facebook permettant de donner un coté « tendance » se sont vu remplacer par de l’actualité sur Twitter, et pourtant si vous vous renseignez, vous remarquerez que chez nous au Sénégal, Twitter a vraiment du mal à s’imposer, pire encore, beaucoup d’internautes sont plutôt réticents. Fort de ce constat des blogueurs sénégalais ont décidé de relever le défit. Et pour ce faire le [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-16 13:12:46

JURIST - Paper Chase: Senegal security forces violating human ...

Senegal security forces violating human rights with impunity: report Dwyer Arce at 8:32 AM ET Senegalese security forces are engaging in systematic torture, often leading to the death of those detained, according to a report released Wednesday by Amnesty International (AI) . AI claims that this leaves victims' families with no recourse against security forces because the prosecution of members of the security forces must be approved by the ministries of Interior or Defense. These actions, all of which constitute severe violations of Senegal's [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-16 12:32:16

Arrival in Dakar, Senegal « Will's Way

Dakar airport arrival was relatively painless and practically on time at around 5:40am local time (Greenwich mean time). Descending the portable stairs wheeled up to the airplane, we walked to a bus that took us to the main terminal for baggage. In the bus, I chatted in French, the lingua franca around here, with a friendly guy about what I thought were the Dakar airport closures. He exclaimed with surprise: “Dakar airport will also close?!��? I asked what he meant and he clarified that it was Bamako airport that would be closed for renovations through November 7. So, that solved the [suite...]

Date: 2007-11-03 08:59:57

African pop star Youssou Ndour launches TV station | The Daily ...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — You would be forgiven for thinking that the launch of this country’s newest TV station was an event backed by Senegal’s government. The prime minister arrived in a cortege of cars, their sirens blaring. So did numerous other ministers, flanked by bodyguards. They all made their way to the front of a stage where under the purple spotlights they warmly embraced the station’s owner, pop star Youssou Ndour. But Senegal’s ruling party has forbidden Ndour from doing newscasts on his channel, and his license allowing him to do “cultural programming” was only [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-09 14:41:19

AfricaNews - Senegal: El Hadji Diouf eyes a return - Walter

Former Senegalese international El Hadji Diouf has stated his intension to stage a comeback to the national team. The Blackburn Rovers strker told Ivorian tabloid Spoire Ivoire he just went on an international football sabbatical and feels the time is ripe for him to be with the Teranga Lions. “I can’t say it’s finished between me and Senegal. I only took a break because I wasn’t happy with so many things going on then in the team,” Diouf said. “But now if the people of Senegal ask me to come back, I wouldn’t hesitate,” he noted after retiring in April 2009. As the Teranga [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-09 11:08:00

Emirates prepares to launch flights to Dakar | Emirates | AMEinfo.com

Yesterday, senior representatives from Emirates met the media at Le Meridien President Hotel, Dakar. Among those present were: Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, Ram Menen, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo, Nigel Page, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa & the Americas and Ernest Dikoum, Emirates' Manager for Senegal. Speaking at the media event alongside Mr Clark was His Excellency Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, Ambassador and Director General of International Cooperation of the Government of Senegal and Chairman of the Board-Group Air Senegal. Mr [suite...]

Date: 2010-07-29 06:28:54

Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog: Teranga brings Senegal ...

Born to a family of entrepreneurs in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on the coast of West Africa, Mendy credits her parents for encouraging her endeavors. “The spread of entrepreneurship is so in me that I always knew that I would branch out on my own,’’ she says. Both of her parents had side businesses in addition to their regular jobs, and Mendy and her five siblings, who all live in France, are following that path. “I grew up seeing that, so it was very easy for me to do,’’ she says, although she acknowledges that “easy’’ isn’t the best description for what she’s doing [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-19 03:38:00

Emirates launches flights to Dakar - Go Africa

Emirates has launched its new direct flights to Dakar in Senegal, West Africa.Dakar is the airline’s 105th destination and the only non-stop, scheduled passenger link between Dubai and Senegal. The new route will cut current journey times to Dakar by the equivalent of an eight hour working day, creating an easy, fast and convenient service for business and leisure travelers. Nigel Page, senior vice president of Commercial Operations, Africa & the Americas said: “Today marks a new chapter in air travel between the Middle East and West Africa. No more will passengers travelling to and from [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-01 12:11:01

Senegalese singer “ready to die” for debt owed to him by president ...

DAKAR — Souleymane Diouf, a Senegalese musician on hunger strike, said on Wednesday he is ready to die if he is not paid for a record dedicated to President Abdoulaye Wade in 2007.“I know I am going to die because I will never be paid,” a visibly frail Diouf, 39, said on Wednesday, struggling to remain upright as he spoke in the reception hall of a hotel in central Dakar.Dressed in a red shirt, jeans and sandals, the married father of four said he was forced to take refuge in the hotel after “the rain chased him away” from the Independence Square opposite the hotel.It is here that [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-19 10:18:17

The story of Ker Thiossäne, Villa for Art and Multimedia

The second edition of Afropixel festival was held in Dakar at Kër Thiossane, in connection with the Dak’Art biennale. ‘Kër’ means “house” in Wolof (language widely spoken in Senegal) and ‘thiossane’ refers to traditional Senegalese culture. The story of Kër Thiossane is intertwined with the personal stories of Marion Louisgrand Sylla et Francois Sylla, founders of this Villa for Art and Multimedia. Francois Sylla is a musician. He grew up in the Villa, and always wanted to make it a space for art and culture strongly anchored in the neighbourhood of Sicap. That is why about [suite...]

Date: 2010-05-28 11:28:29

Bamako-Dakar express

I got to Dakar from Bamako by bus. The bus is cheaper than flying, but this is not why I chose to travel by land. I decided to bus down to Dakar mainly because the physician I was working with in Bamako told me that on the road you get to look at the villages, meet people at the stops and cross the entire length of Senegal. Flying is fast, impersonal and it lacks the authentic feeling of travelling through space and crossing borders. I listened to him, and felt suddenly adventurous. I was ready to depart and arrive to the most western point of the African continent; pointe des Almadies in [suite...]

Date: 2010-07-22 10:42:55

Leaving Senegal – Notre depart du Senegal

After almost two months in Casamance and just a week in Gambia, we are now in the Cape Verde Islands with our good friends from France, the Pérés. We are exploring the Barlevento or windward Islands which are in the north of the archipelago. We spent most of our time in Casamance in the mangrove creeks in the Basse Casamance region. We visited some of the many traditional villages on the « islands » formed by these creeks where we felt very welcome. The people there are Diolas who also live in Gambia and Guinea Bissau. Most of them are Catholic who live peacefully with the Muslim [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-12 19:13:04


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Date: 2005-04-14 07:00:00

The Daily Orange - MBB | Senegal-native Keita has 2 years to bulk ...

The Daily Orange > Sports In Senegal, Baye Moussa Keita's teammates called him "Rigueur." Translated from French to English, the nickname means "Tough." The moniker is rooted in Keita's attitude, not his appearance. The latest Syracuse basketball commit - a 6-foot-10, 220-pound Senegal import - is relentless, if not overpowering. And Keita, a junior at Oak Hill Academy (Va.) who recently committed to Syracuse for the 2010 class, has two more years to get bigger. "He's lifting weights for the first time in his life," said Keita's head coach at Oak Hill, Steve Smith. "His body could [suite...]

Date: 2008-10-28 08:00:00

Internet and e-commerce industry in Senegal | Ecommerce Journal

Initially, Internet came to Senegal in the late 1980s. And the country furnished full Internet connectivity in 1996, creating a so-called mini-boom in information technology-based services in the country. The same year, mobile services were introduced and competition in that sub-sector has started since in 1999. At present, Internet service is widely available in the capital, Dakar, and other towns either for private subscription or through Senegal’s extensive network of “telecentres” and Internet cafes. Sonatel represents the principal telecommunications provider of Senegal that is [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-07 13:29:46

Emirates Brings West Africa Closer With Launch Of New Dakar Route ...

Emirates has strengthened its links to West Africa with the launch of a new direct service to Dakar. EK 797 took off this morning for the airline’s 105th destination, creating the only non-stop, scheduled passenger link between Dubai and Senegal. The new route will cut current journey times to Dakar by around the equivalent of an eight hour working day, creating an easy, fast and convenient service for business and leisure travellers. Nigel Page, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, Africa & the Americas said: “Today marks a new chapter in air travel between the Middle East [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-01 00:00:00

Event -The Barbican BLAZE Festival: 19 June – 31 July

Album five, Bitte Orca (Domino), with its more settled line-up, has been acclaimed as the most complete effort to date, the Dirty Projectors at their most seductive and elusive. The band reference hip-hop and heavy rock, pop and pure imagination. Longstreth’s falsetto is unmistakable; a sign of the breath of the Projectors’ appeal is that their Stillness Is the Move – a slice of this avant-pop – was covered by Solange Knowles, bringing this gem to a whole new audience. ‘Utterly listenable … this is art-pop in which the words on either side of the hyphen are equally balanced’ [suite...]

Date: 2010-06-02 19:56:09

2010 Senegal Explorer

Friday and Saturday found us recovering from jet lag at Club Calao, a beach hotel on the north shore of the Dakar peninsula.   Saturday afternoon we took a ferry packed with local school children to the notoriously famous Goree Island, the departure point for over 20 million African slaves during three centuries of injustice.  We toured the former installations with our informative guide Ali and learned about the abhorrent conditions under which these people were forced to live, but also were able to meet local artists who lifted our spirits and sent us away with some fabulous [suite...]

Date: 2010-07-04 22:10:11

Interior Design » Blog Archive » Nice and New: Serena & Lily ...

Serena & Lily's new Senegalese Storage Baskets ($68-$148, or $290 for three) are my latest must-have crush. I can't imagine a storage basket any prettier than these beauties, and it's no wonder: they're handcrafted by artisans in Africa, and no two are alike. Better yet, they're made from brightly colored recycled plastic around coils of natural fiber so they're eco-friendly, too! Considering how trendy chevron is these days, I'm sure they'll be a hit. I love how each zig zag pattern is unique; owning the trio gives them a more playful look. Always looking for a place to stash the surplus of [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-16 18:00:25

Dakar Doings: Senegalese Words

There are many French words that I learned in Senegal because I am constantly speaking in and listening to French. There are other French words that I learned in Senegal, simply because I live in Senegal. Below, I have tried to compile a list of those words and some appropriate examples of how I have used or have heard these words used in English. Goudron/ goudronner= tar or paved. To get to Chez Alpha books you have take the road that isn’t paved well. Jeûner= to fast Are you fasting for Ramadan, why not? “Coupure de courant”= Power outage People, fed up with the frequent power [suite...]

Date: 2008-11-08 13:20:00

Now is Not the Time to Bring Back the Hustle - Dakar - Real Travel

Nangadef! (Good day!!)Dafacer!! (That's too expensive!!) - My wolof is slowly getting better....An Amusing yet slightly Traumatizing TaleNow that Ramadan is officially over the atmosphere is also quite different! Everything and everyone is livelier and more importantly, art and music shows are starting up again! I'm really hoping to catch one soon! We've also turned a significant corner regarding the weather! Don't get me wrong, sweating is still the national sport, but the humidity has really subsided. Daily life is therefore getting easier and more pleasant! (cause who we kidding here, [suite...]

Date: 2006-10-31 16:01:28

Emirates Targets Senegal Seafood Cargo Trade - Dubai City Guide

Dakar will be the catch of the day on 1st September as Emirates launches flights to the Senegalese capital. Located off the Atlantic Ocean in the West of Africa, it has a rich tradition in fishing and its produce will be reaching the market fresher than ever once the only direct flight between Senegal and the Middle East is added to the airline’s network. The Dubai-based carrier’s freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, expects to transport up to 3,500 tonnes of seafood a year in the belly-hold of the A340-300 which will be serving Dakar five times a week. Fresh produce – such as [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-19 00:00:00

Providing legal advice to citizens in Senegal : space for transparency

Providing legal advice to citizens in Senegal by Georg Neumann on 12:54 pm on Tuesday, 7. September 2010 | 1 Comment Laura Granado, from the Africa & Middle East team in the Secretariat writes about her experiences in Senegal, where she and Servaas Feiertag travelled as part of the Advocacy and Legal Centre programme in francophone Africa. For more information on the programme please write to Laura lgranado@transparency.org or Servaas sfeiertag@transparency.org. More than 68,000 citizens have approached the Transparency International’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres seeking for free [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-07 10:54:30


SENEGAL STAR YOUSSOU N’DOUR LAUNCHES TV CHANNEL Written by cooljoe News Sep 2, 2010 Senegal star Youssou N’dour launches TV channel The world renowned singer already owns a major private media group in Senegal Senegalese pop star Youssou N’dour has officially launched his own television station in Senegal after a two-year struggle with the authorities. The singer already owns a major private media group in Dakar, which tends to be critical of the authorities. The new channel, TFM, is officially a cultural one, after the authorities refused to grant him a licence for a general [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-02 19:15:38

African firms are investing in higher education | Afrique Avenir

The group held the same educational programme in Senegal in 2008. "Potential Manager" allowed more than 1,000 Senegalese students and 18 teachers from three schools in Dakar (IST, Sup.de Co and IAM) to obtain training in reference software of the group.The group Sogea-Satom (subsidiary of Vinci Construction), specialized in roads, civil engineering and water activities is also setting up from start to finish training in the International Institute for engineering of water and environment in Ouagadougou. The French Areva is trying to do the same in Niger, and the Senegalese telecommunication [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-19 04:00:16

XYZ Meets Senegalese Megastar Youssou N'Dour in Dakar | xyzshow.com

So we were honored and excited when XYZ caught the eye of Grammy-Winning Senegalese music legend Youssou N’Dour (www.youssou.com), who invited four members of our team to come meet him in Dakar, Senegal last weekend. The purpose of the visit was for our team (XYZ production manager Lilian Geturo, director James Kanja, head puppet maker Gerald Olewe and myself) to conduct a 2-day workshop for TFM TV, a Senegalese television station owned by Youssou N’Dour. Yes, TFM TV is planning to produce an XYZ cousin there! Youssou, who also owns a newspaper and radio station in Dakar, is a fan of XYZ [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-28 18:12:13

U.S. pressure leads to ban on beggars in Senegal (AP) +Senegal ...

For the first time in recent memory, the streets of Senegal’s capital are largely free of beggars after a police crackdown last week, when the government announced it was banning begging in an effort to comply with the wishes of international donors. Senegal’s penal code outlawed begging years ago, but officials say they recently felt pressure to impose the law because the U.S. has threatened to cut off aid if Senegal does not address human trafficking. Although they say numerous other donor countries and the World Bank have also pushed Senegal to address child begging, a letter from the [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-05 05:32:02

Orchestra Baobab - 'A Night at Club Baobab' - Microfundo

Listen To 'A Night at Club Baobab' Filtering Cuban music through West African musical traditions, Senegal's legendary Orchestra Baobab, €”formed in 1970 and officially disbanded in 1987, is riding again with most of its key players in place. Baobab started out in post-colonial Senegal's most cosmopolitan milieu. They were chosen as the house band for the then-new Baobab nightclub in central Dakar. Baobab's earliest recordings, recently reissued on 'A Night at Club Baobab' mostly sound like guitar-driven Afro-Cuban grooves with beautifully elastic Wolof vocals overlaid. From the start with [suite...]

Date: 2006-12-28 11:31:00

The Dark reality of child beggars in Dakar « STOP THE TRAFFIK blog ...

A blog that insists people should never be bought or sold. Never, ever. “Abdoulaye Ba, 10, looked right, then left, before timidly approaching the taxi and holding out his hand.” A 10-year-old begging is nothing new in Dakar, “but the fear in his eyes is” (http://ow.ly/2Ey8f). A few days ago police chased him away from the intersection where he used to beg as part of a national ban on begging. Now he hangs around a gas station under the police’s radar, where he earns half of what he did. Child begging is a big problem in Senegal. One significant reason why is because of the number [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-16 11:44:20

New private TV station launched in Senegal

Latest media news and musings from Radio Netherlands Worldwide Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour, who owns a major media group in Dakar, has launched his private television station after a difference with the authorities over its finance. TFM (Television Futurs Medias) is a cultural channel that went on the air on Wednesday evening with a debate among diplomats, business people, musicians, politicians and officials. “The television is an instrument that serves to broadcast information. It can be an instrument of propaganda, but it can also be dangerous,” said Prime Minister Souleymane [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-02 12:33:12

Signalfire » Senegalese protest against power shortages

Over a thousand Senegalese demonstrators took to the streets of Zinguinchor on Saturday to protest against recurrent power cuts. The government had promised to resume power supplies on August 15, following weeks of power failures throughout the country. Ziguinchor is the main city in Casamance province, 464  km South of the capital Dakar.  Organisers say there were 1,500 demonstrators, while police estimated their number at 1,000. People from all ages marched through the city, holding candles or lamps to express their discontent at the shortages. On one of the posters targeting the [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-05 15:56:47

GUISAILLO PAPA: Comer en Senegal (I)

Allí, despedimos Basse Casamance con una fiesta playera a base de langostas, —compradas directamente en Villa des Pêcheurs y sacadas de la nasa en el momento— que preparamos nosotros mismos a la brasa. En el barrio de pescadores pudimos admirar la ancestral forma de conservación del salado y el secado al sol del pescado, el Chanel nº 5 senegalés, imagínense como huele el invento. Indescriptibles sensaciones gastrónomas principalmente basadas en un pescado fresquísimo y en otros productos espectaculares en la región de Casamance, todo ello acompañado de arroz, mucho arroz, y [suite...]

Date: 2008-09-27 23:30:00

Senegal | Dakar fashion week

DAKAR, Senegal — This capital city is a sunburned, dusty peninsula on the westernmost tip of Africa, pointing across the Atlantic toward the contours of the Caribbean. Sand clogs rutted streets roamed by goats and swarms of battered black-and-yellow taxis whose drivers imagine slow-motion road rules of their own. Throngs of ragged children, known as talibes, scamper barefoot between traffic using rusted tins as begging bowls to collect coins for marabouts, the local Islamic leaders who send them onto the streets as part of their informal religious schooling. Everywhere, drab concrete [suite...]

Date: 2010-07-30 07:00:00

AfrobeatRadio » Blog Archive » Youssou N'dour's Television Station ...

Home » Arts & Entertainment, Social & Political Youssou N’dour’s Television Station Begins Broadcasting In Senegal After two years of wrangling and political machinations on both sides, Youssou N’dour’s television station; Télévision Futurs Medias, made its broadcast debut in Sénégal on Wednesday. The Grammy award winning singer first applied for a license to broadcast a general media television station in May of 2008. The license was finally granted after all sides agreed that the station would operate under the rubric of culture and not news or politics.  People may talk of [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-09 11:25:06

Dakar West Africa, Dakar city, Dakar Senegal tourism

Dakar is one of the undiscovered pearls of West Africa, although you might know it best for the annual rally that it lends its name to. And just as the Paris-Dakar Rally is not just any conventional rally you might be used to following, Dakar is unlike any African experience you might have undertaken. Exuberant and vivacious, Dakar has burst into life ever since it cast off three centuries of French colonialism in 1960 and it is almost as if the city has been racing against time itself to make up for every lost moment it had to endure. Dakar is dragging Senegal screaming and dancing by the [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-17 09:30:48

Dakar 1

We found the delightful Hotel Farid by taxi after quick negotiations and slept all morning. Then began the fun: the street scene outside the hotel comprised the usual city sights and noises, but included the sound of a goat, close by, and the first glimpse of the beautiful Senegalese women in their colorful pagnes, carrying their loads atop their heads with such ease and grace; also the passing of a lute and tambour duo, who were seemingly performing as they walked along for the pleasure of it . In two days we have been to the biggest open air market in Dakar, seen Ghana, Africa's only hope, [suite...]

Date: 2010-07-03 19:53:00

African Singer Youssou Ndour Launches TV Station

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — You would be forgiven for thinking that the launch of this country's newest TV station was an event backed by Senegal's government. The prime minister arrived in a cortege of cars, their sirens blaring. So did numerous other ministers, flanked by bodyguards. They all made their way to the front of a stage where under the purple spotlights they warmly embraced the station's owner, pop star Youssou Ndour. But Senegal's ruling party has forbidden Ndour from doing newscasts on his channel, and his license allowing him to do "cultural programming" was only granted after [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-10 09:35:00

Les Collines de Niassam Lodge in Senegal

Visiting Senegal - Local knowledge for global travellers. Regions:      Asia    |    Africa   |    Latin America    |     Europe Les Collines de Niassam Lodge Address: Palmarin Ngallou, BP 08 JOAL – Senegal Phone: +221 77 639 06 39 Les Collines de Niassam Lodge in Palmarin is one of the best hotels in Senegal. Located in the Palmarin Nature Reserve at the southern tip of the Petie Cote and just above the Sine-Saloum Delta and the border with The Gambia, Les Collines de Niassam Lodge is an excellent luxury eco resort and a great place to base yourself during [suite...]

Date: 2010-04-13 14:11:49

In Pictures: Hip-Hop's Top 20 Earners #3. Senegal Aliuane “Akon ...

AFRICA AWAY FROM AFRICA ,YOUR SITE FOR LATEST AFRICAN NEWS Senegalese-American hip-hop singer/songwriter/producer  AKON has been profiting from a range of business ventures this year. There’s his Konvict Clothing, his Pepsi soccer ad campaign and Kon Live, his Interscope-backed imprint that’s home to Lady Gaga and others. Still has time for traditional musical ventures, including an international tour and a new album, Stadium Music. See the forbes  list Akon (born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puu Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam), (pronounced /ˈeɪkɒn/), is [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-20 04:35:01

A Few Things You Should Know About Dakar...

NO TOILET PAPER: This is some general information on traveling in Sub-Saharan Africa, though if Dakar is your first stop, here is where you will learn. Instead of t.p. people use water. Definitely something to adjust to, though it will get you clean if you do the work. If you are going to be adventurous and not be handicapped with a roll of t.p. everywhere you go, rolling with some hand sanitizer may not be a bad idea. 2. NO LEFT HAND: This may not apply to many of you, but it is relevant to me as I am one of the special ones, aka, lefthanded. Here in Senegal, lefthandedness does not exist. [suite...]

Date: 2008-03-10 15:07:00

Senegal's Talibe Controversy « Sahel Blog

Although they say numerous other donor countries as well as the World Bank have also pushed Senegal to address child begging, a letter from the U.S. Embassy made it clear they needed to take action now. “We are trying to do what our partners have asked us to do — like the U.S.,” said Abdoulaye Ndiaye, the deputy to the ministry of justice, who said the letter explained the economic sanctions the country could face if it fails to address its trafficking problem, which includes child begging. For the past two years, Senegal has been cited on the U.S. State Department’s trafficking [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-13 10:59:08

Emirates targets Senegal seafood cargo trade | Emirates SkyCargo ...

Emirates expects to transport up to 3,500 tonnes of seafood a year in the belly-hold of the A340-300 which will be serving Dakar five times a week. The Dubai-based carrier's freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, expects to transport up to 3,500 tonnes of seafood a year in the belly-hold of the A340-300 which will be serving Dakar five times a week. Fresh produce such as lobster, shrimp and sea bream will be landing in supermarkets and restaurants throughout the UAE and the rest of the GCC, as well as various destinations across the Emirates network, including Athens, Larnaca, Rome, Milan, [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-19 13:05:10

» Emirates airline opened Dakar route, Docking West Africa Freight ...

September 1, EK797 Flight 105 from Emirates destinations in Dakar sail to Senegal marks the first-Dubai direct flight on a regular basis the official opening. September 1, EK797 Flight 105 from Emirates destinations in Dakar sail to Senegal marks the first-Dubai direct flight on a regular basis the official opening. The new route will be via Dubai for business and leisure travelers a fast and convenient air service. Emirates Vice President Mr. Liu Rongzhu Greater China, said: “Dakar will be the opening of new routes between China and Africa tie the western region, from Senegal, passengers [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-10 02:08:43

Air transportation: Dakar becomes the 105th destination for ...

Emirates Airlines has launched on Wednesday its 19th destination to Africa. The EK797 Flight, which arrived to Dakar at 17 o’clock, is the first direct flight between Senegal and the Middle East. After this maiden flight, Nigel Page, Senior Vice President of Emirates has reminded the ambitions and strengths of his company. «Today begins a new chapter in air transportation between the Middle East and West Africa. Senegalese travelers no longer have to make long detours through Europe or other African countries before they reach their final destination», delightedly said Nigel Page, also [suite...]

Date: 2010-09-03 11:11:00

Beguiled-Teranga For Senegal Cuisine in Boston's South End ...

With exotic ingredients and dynamic seasoning, Teranga in Boston’s South End features the cuisine of the western African nation of Senegal and may just be one of the most interesting restaurants in Boston. The  setting of this cozy upscale eatery is warm and comfortable with modern dark tropical wood furniture, subdued lighting, African art on the exposed brick walls and Afro/world pop music playing unobtrusively in the background. Senegal cuisine is heavy on its reliance of fish, lamb and rice. Nems($7) is the Senegalese version of Vietnamese spring rolls-  deep-fried and delicious- they [suite...]

Date: 2010-05-11 03:43:25

Emirates offers special welcome to Dakar with hotel stopover in ...

Senegal is famous for its hospitality and now Emirates customers have another welcome reason to visit this friendly West African nation - a free hotel stay in Dubai to break their journey. To celebrate the launch of its new route to Dakar on 1st September 2010, Emirates is offering First and Business Class passengers a complimentary stay at a leading hotel in Dubai, plus a free 96 hour visa when they book a return flight to the Senegalese capital. First Class passengers will receive a free two night stay at the five star Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, while Business Class travellers will be [suite...]

Date: 2010-06-24 09:02:11

The Afropop Blog: The 5th Annual Le Grand Dakar Block Party

For four years, the Senegalese restaurant Le Grand Dakar has been putting on an annual, free summer block party in celebration of the diverse array of music and culture from Africa. This year the event includes two hip-hop acts that have been on constant rotation in the Afropop Worldwide offices lately, Brooklyn-based Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador and the Bajah and The Dry-Eye Crew from Sierra Leone. Earlier this summer, we caught these two acts share a stage with hip-hop staples The Roots and Talib Kweli for OkayAfrica’s World Cup Celebration in Prospect Heights and we haven’t [suite...]

Date: 2010-08-25 21:48:00

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