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Senegal: Why Nasa Chose Senegal to Find Out More About an Asteroid in Outerspace
Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended on Dakar, Senegal in August 2018. They joined 21 Senegalese scientists in an… Read more »
Africa: Senegal the Silver Lining to Continent's Dismal World Cup Showing
For the five African teams, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was a tournament of regret. Not even the fact that eventual champions… Read more »
Africa: Why African Teams Fell Short At the World Cup - Again
At every World Cup tournament since 1986, at least one team from Africa has made it to the second round of the World Cup finals. That record unceremoniously ended in Russia 2018,… Read more »
Africa: Is the World Cup a Good Investment for Continent's Teams?
Each World Cup year African football teams arrive with renewed hopes of making remarkable progress and breaking the grip that Europe and South America have had on this quadrennial… Read more »
Senegal: Counting On World Cup Football Stars to Lift Political Gloom
With next year's presidential elections on the horizon, Senegal is gripped by political and economic unrest. The recent killing of a student by a police officer during university… Read more »
Senegal: Senegal's Rappers Continue to 'Cry From the Heart' for a More Just Society
American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is recognised as a seminal moment in American history and a triumph… Read more »
Senegal: What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030
Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital… Read more »
September 29, 2016
Senegal: Senegalese Wrestle With Ethnicity While Reaching for Dreams of Success
On my mother's side I'm Diola. That's why I'm a good wrestler. Well, actually my family is Socé from Sédhiou, in Casamance. Before my next fight, I want to go to… Read more »
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