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Open Society Foundations Announce Summer 2018 New Executives Fund Recipients

[OSIWA] NEW YORK--Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women's rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform.    (AllAfrica)


One Company's Tax 'Heaven' Is Senegal's Tax 'Hell'

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] A lopsided tax treaty between Mauritius and Senegal means, with the right paper work, companies working in Senegal can avoid paying millions in taxes. (AllAfrica)


How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. (AllAfrica)


Mbodji - We Have to Rise to the Occasion

[CAF] · Kara Mbodji is fit again after a five-month injury layoff (AllAfrica)


Border Alkalos Urge Both Govts to Resolve Border Problem Urgently

[Foroyaa] Jahanka/Kerr Seny border -The Alkalos Jahanka in The Gambia and Kerr Seny in Senegal have called on the Governments of The Gambia and Senegal to take urgent measures to demarcate the border between the countries in that area so as to bring an end to the land dispute between the two villages. (AllAfrica)


Red Carpet Treatment - Sadio Mané Buys Liverpool F.C. Shirts for His Village

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Liverpool forward Sadio Mané has donated 300 club jerseys to his home village of Bambali in preparation for the approaching Champions League final against Real Madrid, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)


Generation Foot Claim Coupe Du Senegal for Second Time

[CAF] Generation Foot were crowned champions of the Coupe du Senegal (Senegal FA Cup) for the second time after beating second-tier side, Renaissance de Dakar 2-0 in the final on Sunday (20 May 2018) in Dakar. (AllAfrica)


Will Pele's Prediction of an African Team Winning World Cup Come True This Year?

[Nation] After the sterling performances of Tunisia in 1978, Morocco in 1986 and Cameroon in 1990, O Rei (The King) Pele predicted that an African team was going to win the Fifa World Cup by the year 2000. This year will mark the 18th cycle since the deferment of that outcome. (AllAfrica)


How Will African Teams Perform At Next Month's FIFA Soccer World Cup?

[Namibia Economist] Jemma Brie -Five African teams have qualified for the World Cup this year, and with the tournament fast approaching, everyone is asking whether this will be the year that an African team fulfills the continent's dream of World Cup success. Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia are the teams leading the charge, and each one will be hoping to become the most successful African team of the tournament. In this article we take a more in-depth look at each nation and discuss which one will go the furthest. (AllAfrica)


Mohamed Mbougar Is the Youngest Winner of 2018 World Literature Prize

[This is Africa] Mohamed Mbougar Sarr is a young Senegalese writer who is making huge strides in the francophone literary world. Earlier this year he was awarded the French Voices Awards for his debut novel Terre Ceinte (Earth Girdle). He has been awarded the 2018 World Literature Prize for his book Silence of the Heart, becoming the prize's youngest winner. (AllAfrica)


Can We Compare to Manu Dibango?

[Citizen] What yardstick should we use to measure the success of art in the society? Do we consider an artiste to be a success if for instance they are great at home, but their music has never travelled beyond their borders? (AllAfrica)


Trio Exhibits At Dakar Biennale

[The Herald] The 13th Dakar Biennale, popularly known as Dak'Art, has returned for its 2018 edition. With an upsurge in valuable content and context from Zimbabwe, this cycle of the Biennale has three artists appearing, namely Kudzanai Chiurai, Admire Kamudzengerere and Dana Whabira. The exhibition features "We Need New Names", Chiurai's 2017 showing at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 1972, Kamudzengerere's time-space dislodge, and "Black Sunlight", Whabira's dissection of language and identity. (AllAfrica)


Trial of 31 Alleged Jihadists Nears Verdicts

[VOA] Over the past month, many people in Senegal have been following the trial of 31 people accused of trying to set up a local jihadist network loyal to the Islamic State militant group. The verdicts in the case are expected as soon as early June. (AllAfrica)


World Bank - Makhtar Diop Is New Infrastructure Vice President

[Cameroon Tribune] The former Senegalese Minister of Economy and Finance boasts 25 years of development experience. (AllAfrica)


Senegal's Street Children Turn Trauma Into Art in Africa's Biggest Exhibition

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Young boys who were forced to beg on the streets for Islamic teachers have turned their suffering into art, as they join more than 1,000 artists showing their work at Africa's biggest and oldest biennale art exhibition in Senegal this month. (AllAfrica)


WFP Compensates Farmers Affected By Crop Loss

[Addis Fortune] The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and Oxfam America under their Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) are going to receive insurance payments totalling 1.5 million dollars to compensate for weather-related crop losses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia. (AllAfrica)


Artists Take the Long Road to Dak'Art

[Deutsche Welle] The 13th edition of Dak'Art, a key contemporary African art exhibition, has opened in Senegal. Six of the artists chose to take the longest route to Dakar in a rusty yellow bus. (AllAfrica)


Soldiers Train On VIP Protection in Senegal

[Foroyaa] 115 members of the Gambia Armed Force (GAF) and 35 personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU), Tuesday May 1st, departed for Senegal to train on protecting the president and executive members of the Government. (AllAfrica)


Govt Clamps Down On Protests Over Plan to Amend Electoral Law

[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's plan to amend its electoral law ahead of presidential elections in 2019 has sparked a series of protests. Human rights campaigners say the government's response is a cause for concern. (AllAfrica)


IPI Chair Visits Senegal, Gambia to Promote World Congress

[IPI] The chairman of the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, will join a high-level delegation of political, business and media leaders on a study tour to Senegal and Gambia from April 22 to 28, officials announced today. (AllAfrica)


Right to Peaceful Protest Must be Respected

[AI] The Senegalese authorities must protect the right to peaceful protest and ensure the security forces refrain from using excessive force as anti-government demonstrations are planned today in the capital Dakar, Amnesty International said. (AllAfrica)


Music Icon N'dour Set for Kigali Mo Ibrahim Show

[East African] Senegalese singer and songwriter Youssou N'Dour is expected in Kigali for his inaugural performance on April 29, to headline the Mo Ibrahim Concert at this year's Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend. (AllAfrica)


Senegal Scaling Solar Tender Produces One of the Lowest Electricity Costs in Africa

[PR Newswire] Dakar, Senegal -The World Bank Group's Scaling Solar program, designed to help remove obstacles to developing large-scale solar power in developing countries, has set a new benchmark in Senegal resulting in two bids that will produce electricity for under 4 Euro cents (roughly 5 US cents) per kilowatt hour. The deal will provide one of the cheapest sources of electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. (AllAfrica)


After a 20+ Year Wait, ARC Finally Gets to Launch an LTE-Tdd Broadband Service and Build Its Own Infrastructure

[Balancing Act] London -At the end of last month, three new ISPs launched in Senegal. Arc Informatique's Mohsen Chirara has waited over twenty years for this point and spoke to me about his long-term vision and current plans. (AllAfrica)


On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day

[PR Newswire] Washington -On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Senegal as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of independence on April 4, 2018. (AllAfrica)


City Races to Move Families As Sea Swallows Homes

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Saint-Louis -A scheme backed by the World Bank aims to resettle 10,000 residents from the crumbling coast of Saint-Louis (AllAfrica)


Senegalese Returnees From Libya, Niger Face Uncertain Future

[IPS] Dakar -Bouba Diop looks in delight at his uncle's newly refurbished food canteen in the poor township of Keur Massar on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital Dakar. (AllAfrica)


Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Senegal

[HRW] Summary (AllAfrica)


Govt Races to Reform University Sector

[VOA] The law school lecture hall at Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) is, as usual, packed well beyond its 2,000-person capacity. Students huddle on the floor and perch on the window sills. Others stand by the door, straining to hear the professor. (AllAfrica)


Gambia to Face Senegal in Wafu Cup

[Foroyaa] The West African Football Union (WAFU) has yesterday made a draw for its forthcoming competition where Gambia will play against Senegal in Group B. (AllAfrica)


Cheikh Anta Diop - Visionary Scholar

[Deutsche Welle] Anthropologist, historian, specialist in nuclear physics and passionate about linguistics, the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop laid the foundation for finally writing the history of Africa without racist prejudices. (AllAfrica)