What roles have francophone African women played in movements for pan-African liberation, historically and now?
Rama Salla Dieng talks with a British literature scholar on literary activism in French.
There is a disconcerting resemblance between how some Senegalese talk about homosexuality and how they discuss COVID-19.
The author and journalist shares a reading list from her time as The New York Times' Bureau Chief for West Africa.
Did Frantz Fanon ask Léopold Sedar Senghor for a job in 1953? And what might have happened to postcolonial psychiatry in Senegal if Senghor had given him one?
Ajami is the centuries-old practice in West Africa of writing other languages using the modified Arabic script. It is also more widely dispersed than we give it credit for.
How do queer women in Senegal navigate the simultaneous desires of same-sex intimacies, family life, societal expectations, and urban success?
Queer identities, widely accepted on the pitch in women's football, may be the way to challenge gender norms in some societies.
Election meddling may have sullied the reputation of Senegal as a beacon of democracy in West Africa, but a popular opposition candidate is giving hope for a new wave of Pan-Africanism in the region.
Beyond national elections, the Y’en a Marre political movement is changing Senegalese civic and political life for future generations.
On the eve of Baaba Maal's first New York City concert in 8 years, Oumar Ba interviews him, asking about protest movements, the music business and Senegal.
The late Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety once said his films are not based on premeditation or planning.
Religious authorities in Senegal are organizing protests against a popular TV series. The outrage could be related to the challenges the series provokes of the "proper" place of women in society.
Ousmane Sonko is 44 years old. He finished third in Senegal's March 2019 presidential election, energizing young voters.
France no longer has an excuse to hold on to Senegal's cultural heritage. Senegal has a place for it.
Harlem rapper Sheck Wes's star rises in the shadow of Dapper Dan and Cheikh Amadou Bamba.
In 1968, France witnessed an extraordinary student uprising which changed politics. Morocco and Senegal did too, but we seldom talk about it.
Homosexuality continues to be a dangerous topic in Senegal. There, as in much of the African continent, heteronormative behavior is enforced with violence.
Two of Africa's standout talents at Russia 2018--Moussa Wague and Francis Uzoho--were shaped by a football academy in Qatar. A new book tells that story.
For a long time most football fans experienced the game via the radio, making broadcasters cult figures. Like Allou Ndiaye in 1950s Senegal.