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  • Project Bright for Senegal
    Project Bright implements afterschool solution to Senegal’s illiteracy problem
    The Republic of Senegal, in West Africa—is about 76,000 square miles long and has an estimated population of about 13 million people. The capital is Dakar, and the climate there—extremely tropical. Fish processing, phosphate mining and...
  • Spain continues to look good, pounds Senegal 89-55 to set up matchup vs. France
    Spain continues to look good, pounds Senegal 89-55 to set up matchup vs. France
    Pau Gasol scored 17 points to go with five rebounds and three blocks as Spain spanks surprising Senegal 89-55 on Sept. 6. Spain (6-0) meets France in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.Spain involved Gasol early in the game, going to him...
  •  Gorgui Dieng leads Senegal to upset victory over Croatia
    Gorgui Dieng leads Senegal to upset victory over Croatia
    Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng powered Senegal to an impressive 77-75 victory over Croatia in FIBA World Cup action on Sept. 1.Dieng scored 27 points, on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, and grabbed eight rebounds while playing all 40...
  •  Ebola brought to Senegal by Guinean student
    Ebola brought to Senegal by Guinean student
    The first cases of Ebola to spread to Senegal have been traced to a 21-year old student from Guinea visiting family in the capital city of Dakar. The student had come to a local hospital seeking treatment, for fever, vomiting and diarrhea but...
  • Doctors Without Borders Ebola clinic
    West African Ebola strikes today In Senegal
    A Conakry University student from Guinea, lost to Ebola trackers three weeks ago,admitted himself to the Fann Hospital in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday. The nation'sHealth Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck said that hewas immediately quarantined and...
  • USA national team to visit Senegal
    U.S. National Team to visit Africa for first time on Aug. 27
    The U.S. men's national basketball team will visit the Africa for the first time ever in August according to usatoday.com on July 17.The U.S. will travel to Dakar, Senegal, on Aug. 27, and join the Senegal national team in putting on the...
  • Senegal:  Two gay men sentenced to 6 months for having gay sex
    Senegal: Two gay men sentenced to 6 months for having gay sex
    Two gay men in Senegal are feeling the effects of harsh anti-gay laws in the country. According to the Associated Press on Feb. 1, a judge have sentenced the two men to six months in jail for committing "an improper or unnatural act with a...
  • Leni Stern
    Leni Stern's 'silver lining theory' takes her to Senegal for new album 'Jelell'
    She says she was always “in sort of a bad mood about the silver lining theories,” yet Leni Stern also realizes that last year’s coup d'etat in Mali, which influenced the production there of her album Smoke No Fire, led to a...
  • Out around the world:  5 women arrested in Senegal for violating anti-gay law
    Out around the world: 5 women arrested in Senegal for violating anti-gay law
    Imagine living in a world where being who you are is considered a crime. This is reality for the LGBT community in the West African nation of Senegal. As first reported by the Associated Press on November 12, five women have been detailed by...
  • Senegal Sings for Village Needs
    Senegal Sings for Village Needs
    Ever since his Peace Corps service in Senegal in 2003, David Bleckley had been brainstorming: Villagers he had lived and worked with had one thing the rest of the world might find valuable – their music! What if it could be recorded and sold...
  • Children greet Obama with shirts reading, "Welcome Home."
    Children in Senegal, Africa to Obama: 'Welcome home'
    While visiting Goree Island near Dakar,Senegal on Thursday, President Obama was greeted by children wearing shirts that read "Welcome home, Mr. President," Talking Points Memo reported."Apparently," one person said on Twitter,...
  • UNICEF fighting malnutrition in the Sahel of Africa
    UNICEF highlights life-saving response to Sahel drought
    UNICEF said today that more than 850,000 children received life-saving treatment for severe malnutrition in the Sahel region of Africa during 2012. This was in response to a severe drought that had struck the region creating fears of a massive...
  • Art Helping Life brings hope to Senegal
    Art Helping Life brings hope to Senegal
    Sherri Donovan, of Sherri Donovan & Associates, P.C., has been a family and matrimonial lawyer with over 25 years of experience. Sherri has worked tirelessly as a certified mediator, parenting counselor, professor of family law, published...
  • 'Tey': A Milwaukee Film Festival movie review
    'Tey': A Milwaukee Film Festival movie review
    Sunday night marked the final screening of Competition film Alain Gomis's "Tey" (2011) at the Milwaukee Film Festival 2012. "Tey" tells the story of a town in Senegal where people know when they arise if they will die at...
  • Judy Beggs
    Judy Beggs; educating the girls of Guéoul
    In 2005, Denver attorney Judy Beggs organized a tour of Guéoul (pronounced gay-ool), Senegal for a group of friends and fellow lawyers. She had an intimate knowledge of the West African nation, having served there with the Peace Corps in the early...