Author Archives: Jazzmin Wilson

About Jazzmin Wilson

Middle Eastern and Maghreb Studies Political Science Class of 2016

Senegal: Controversial Local News

Rape Victim Pays the Price of Archaic Laws A 10-year-old girl who lives in the southern region of Zinguinchor, pregnant with twins after being raped by her neighbor, is being forced to continue her pregnancy, after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal abortion. The women lawyers’ association is still lobbying Senegal’s… Continue reading

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Senegal: Opening Education Opportunities and Closing Borders

Cotton Farmers and the BCI Literacy is a necessity for over 65,000 farmers in Senegal and due to schools set up by cotton companies, the cotton industry is considered one of the most organized industries because of its’ high literacy. Last year, the ‘Better Cotton Initiative’ (BCI) was launched for the revival of the cotton… Continue reading

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African Union- Draft Resolution

Sponsors: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Senegal Signatories: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Senegal, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Ghana,  Republic of the Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of Zimbabwe, Federal Republic of Somalia Topic: “Crisis in Katanga” General Assembly,   Noting with satisfaction the past efforts of various relevant AU… Continue reading

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Senegal- Model AU Abstract

It is the position of the Republic of Senegal at this time that a Tanzanian annexation of the region of Katanga, currently a part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, would be unwise and a violation of sovereign country borders. We strongly recommend that troops should be sent to Katanga to quell sectarian violence… Continue reading

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Senegal: Controversial Industries and Casamance

Sex Tourism Increasingly Unsexy The media and organizations, such as EPCAT and SAHARA, working in the field of child protection report growth of sex tourism involving minors in Senegal. Although Senegal ratified the 2003 Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution, and pornography… Continue reading

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Senegal: Islaminization Local Politics

Exploitation in the Name of Education Senegal has made inadequate progress in protecting thousands of young boys in Quranic boarding schools from exploitation, forced begging, and often extreme physical abuse at the hands of their teachers according to the Human Rights Watch. The 43-page report examines Senegal’s mixed record in addressing the problem in the… Continue reading

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Long Walk to Freedom Discussion Questions 2

1.During the Rivonia trial, Nelson Mandela chooses to make a statement rather than remain silent or give evidence which opened him to cross-examination.  What effect do you think it had on the judge in the courtroom and those outside South Africa who were observing this trial? 2. Why do you think the ANC, which had been committed to a policy… Continue reading

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Senegal: Growing Tensions and Relations

Egypt and Senegal Get Closer President Adli Mansour was invited to attend the 2014 Francophonie summit by Senegal in November 2014. The Senegalese presidential envoy Mansour Niasse asserted his country’s appreciation for Egypt and its people and hailed the pivotal role played by Al-Azhar in spreading the tolerant ethics of Islam in the African country…. Continue reading

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Long Walk to Freedom – Discussion Part One

1. In Chapter 10, Mandela talks about the differences in support between the wealthy and the poor. Do you think this helped aid the creation of the ANC? 2. Mandela mentions fading tribalism and traditions with mixed feelings. How did those cultures and changes impact the ANC and his personal life? 3. For a long… Continue reading

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China and Senegal: Friends or Competition?

A Fishy Future It may be the last straw for local fish-drying and curing businesses. The trade, traditionally plied by women, is essential to preserve the seafood, which is sold on to consumers inland. But today they will not be able to buy a single crate of fish. The situation has deteriorated significantly since Chinese,… Continue reading

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