Senegal’s Rappers Continue to ‘Cry From the Heart’ for a More Just Society

[The Conversation Africa] 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 for nonviolent resistance. Harry Belafonte, the…

[The Conversation Africa] 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 for nonviolent resistance. Harry Belafonte, then a 36-year-old superstar of music, television and film, was at the forefront, serving as a confidant to Martin Luther King and helping to bankroll the Black Freedom Movement. Today few American artists seem willing to take such an active role in political struggles.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Makkassa Hoping for a Good Result in Dakar

[CAF] Egypt will have a completely new representative in the elite African club championship this term in debutants Misr Makkassa, who travel to Dakar this weekend as guests of Senegal champions, Generation Foot, in the first leg clash of the prelimina…

[CAF] Egypt will have a completely new representative in the elite African club championship this term in debutants Misr Makkassa, who travel to Dakar this weekend as guests of Senegal champions, Generation Foot, in the first leg clash of the preliminary round.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Rihanna, Pres Macron to Promote Child Education in Senegal

[Capital FM] Robyn Rihanna Fenty commonly known by her middle name ‘Rihanna’ will be in Senegal on February 2, 2018, for the Global Partnership for Education Conference.  The conference aimed at promoting children’s education through her charity organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation will be hosted in Dakar, with various global decision-makers in attendance. During the trip, Riri is also set to meet school children in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

[Capital FM] Robyn Rihanna Fenty commonly known by her middle name 'Rihanna' will be in Senegal on February 2, 2018, for the Global Partnership for Education Conference.  The conference aimed at promoting children's education through her charity organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation will be hosted in Dakar, with various global decision-makers in attendance. During the trip, Riri is also set to meet school children in Senegal's capital, Dakar.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Rihanna ‘Not Welcome in Senegal’ – Religious Groups

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Expected in Senegal on Friday, the singer has reportedly been told she is not welcome by 30 religious organizations part of a group called “No to Freemasonry and homosexuality”. Some of its members suspect her of belonging to the…

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Expected in Senegal on Friday, the singer has reportedly been told she is not welcome by 30 religious organizations part of a group called "No to Freemasonry and homosexuality". Some of its members suspect her of belonging to the Illuminati, according to Jeune Afrique.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Air Peace Begins Flights to Freetown, Banjul, Dakar

[This Day] One of Nigeria’s leading airlines, Air Peace has announced a new date for the launch of its flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal.

[This Day] One of Nigeria's leading airlines, Air Peace has announced a new date for the launch of its flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030

[The Conversation Africa] 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 need for industries and households. But more t…

[The Conversation Africa] 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 need for industries and households. But more than 40% of residents of the world's least developed countries don't have access to electricity. In developed countries that figure is only 10%.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal