The conflict in the Casamance region of southern Senegal has a personal interest to me.
A book review of Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal.
No matter which country you live in, five subjects have dominated the headlines in the last few years. Natural disasters, terrorism, revolutions, politics and money.
Information related to the current scale and scope of commercial criminal activity in West Africa is difficult to access unless you are connected to a local police network or international crime prevention organization.
The third in a series of World Festivals of Black Arts and Culture has just come to an end in Dakar Senegal.
In many African countries tribes of street children work the streets, selling, begging and washing car windows (whether you want them to or not!). Often, the authorities crack down on this and round the kids up.
Links to IMF reports for Senegal 2010
Africa Book Review : On Trans-Saharan Trails – Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in 19th Century Western Africa
The book examines the extent to which cross-cultural exchange and business ventures were facilitated by institutional frameworks inspired by literacy and a Muslim legal culture.
The Government of Senegal will announce tomorrow the launch of a comprehensive strategy for achieving its goal of nationwide abandonment of FGC by 2015.
Links to IMF reports for Senegal 2009
Binta and the great idea is a wonderful little film made in collaboration with UNICEF, please watch it – it will make you think!
An article on IRIN NEWS about SENEGAL shows how the continuing situation in Casamance is affecting the younger generation.