6 minutes read November 17, 2014 As far as rappers Keur Gui are concerned nothing has changed in Senegal “You’re heading straight to jail after that song is released” is what 25 year old rapper LDP said to Keur Gui (the house in Wolof) when he heard the lyrics….. 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 4 minutes read May 21, 2013 Senegalese collective who brought Abdoulaye Wade down reinvents media activism “There are no foreclosed destinies, only deserted responsabilities” has become one of the mottos of the collective of Senegalese singers and journalists known as Y’En A Marre (“Enough is enough”….. Read More 2 minutes read May 14, 2013 Does Karim Wade’s arrest mean “the time when one could pillage public goods is gone” in Senegal? Karim Wade, the son of octogenarian ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, has been sitting in a central Dakar prison for nearly a month as he awaits trial for corruption charges. The younger….. Read More 2 minutes read April 15, 2013 Rapping Against Impunity Senegal’s rapper-activists recently collaborated on a new single in support of Amnesty International’s campaign against impunity in the country. The human rights advocacy organization launched the campaign to draw attention….. Read More 2 minutes read April 1, 2013 Can African Heads of State Speak? These days, well-behaved African heads of state are rewarded by Barack Obama with the chance to meet with him in groups of four and have their picture taken with him…… Read More 3 minutes read April 24, 2012 We are all Senegalese It is a good year to be Senegalese. Yesterday, Senegal beat Oman, 2-0, to qualify for the London Olympics football tournament. A proper celebration followed. They will be off to….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.