1 minute read November 3, 2014 Latest episode of Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s ‘My Song’ series features politically engaged Senegalese rappers Fed up with what a group of young Senegalese describe as the state of mind of their society being one of ‘defeat’, they decided to start a collective called Y’en….. Read More 3 minutes read October 22, 2014 ‘100% Dakar’–a film about the youthful and creative art scene in Senegal’s capital Dakar has long been hailed as a center of African visual arts since President Leopold Senghor hosted the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966. More recently African Artists and….. Read More 4 minutes read May 1, 2014 Disgraced Abdoulaye Wade leaves behind “exile” in Versailles; returns to Dakar Two years ago, Abdoulaye Wade, after 12 of years in power as Senegal’s President, lost his post in an election against his former Prime Minister, Macky Sall. Wade decamped to….. Read More 3 minutes read September 30, 2013 The U.S. premiere of Alain Gomis’ new film “Tey (Aujourd’hui)” Alain Gomis’ latest film, Tey (Aujourd’hui) is a gentle and understated exploration of life, death, memory, and the passing of time. The film tells of Satché’s (played by Saul Williams)….. Read More 8 minutes read June 24, 2013 Senegalese award winner tells France to shove it Bousso Dramé is a young Senegalese woman who recently won a French language competition organized by the French Institute of Senegal. She was awarded a return flight ticket to Paris….. Read More 2 minutes read April 16, 2013 Takeifa: Rocking Dakar Some music videos take you by surprise. One such video is the brand new offering by the Senegalese band Takeifa, called “Supporter”. Takeifa is band of siblings from the Keita family….. Read More 5 minutes read February 6, 2013 “Only Seydou Keita is worth anything.” The Western-most tip of Africa seemed like as good a place as any to watch the Mali vs. South Africa quarter-final in the African Cup of Nations. On Saturday, I….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.