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Category Archives: Senegal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Renting a New Future http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/senegal-law-combats-sky-high-rents-22495547 A new law mandating across-the-board rent reductions in Senegal is a double blessing for its real estate market and possible buyers. Two years after successfully running on a campaign to lower living costs, President Macky Sall has received wide praise for the law from residents frustrated with the city’s pricey… Continue reading
Homophobic Violence in Rufisque Police in Senegal have arrested four young men accused of hunting down and injuring five gay men with stones and batons, in the city Rufisque, just outside of Senegal’s capital.The suspects were arrested for destruction of property and causing injury. Anti-gay sentiment runs deep in Senegal, where the penal code calls… Continue reading
1. Both So Long a Letter and Things Fall Apart discuss the victimization and consequent suffering of women at the hands of men and society at large. How are their approaches to female rights different? 2. How does the impact of French colonialism in Senegal infiltrate itself into everyday life in the novel? 3. What… Continue reading