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Israel Targets Senegal Over UN Security Council Vote

AFRICANGLOBE - Senegal become the first African country to incur Israel’s wrath over the December 23 UN Security Council vote, after Tel Aviv announced it was cutting aid and cancelled a planned visit by Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye. This marks the first diplomatic face-off between the two countries since they renewed relations three decades ago.

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa's most prosperous country? According to new research from the Legatum Institute, which last week ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to...

‘My Name Is Not Ebola’: African Children Attacked And Beaten At...

AFRICANGLOBE - A Bronx man says he brought his two sons to America from Senegal so they could get a good education — but their classmates doled out brutal lessons in bullying and fear-mongering, shouting at the brothers, “Go back home” to Africa amid beatings and chants of “Ebola.”

A Student Makes A Business From Recycling

I want the young African people who want to go into business to realise that if you want to create your enterprise, you don’t have to focus on money. You just have to be focused on creating something awesome, and once you create something awesome, money will follow

Investors Pledge $7.8 Billion To Kick-Start Senegal Growth Plans

AFRICANGLOBE - Senegal secured pledges worth about $7.8 billion at a donor conference that began in Paris on Monday to help kick-start a development plan aimed at doubling economic growth rates over the next decade. Senegal is one of West Africa's most stable democracies.

Senegal, Kenya Lead Africa’s Internet Revolution

AFRICANGLOBE - Senegal and Kenya are the African countries where the internet is having the biggest economic impact, according to a new report. Internationally, Senegal ranks just behind the United States, where internet activity makes up 3.8 percent of GDP, and ahead of France, where the figure is 3.1 percent. The world leader is Sweden, where it makes up 6.3 percent of GDP.

Goree Island, Home of the ‘Door of No Return’

Goree Island, planted in the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean two kilometers from Dakar, is a small island with charming old houses and bougainvillea flowers gathered around a tiny cove of sand, bathed in clear water. Goree is a walking tour destination of history and controversy which one day is not enough to explore

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s Africa Tour Raises Tensions With China

On July 30 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a nearly two-week tour of Africa. During the course of the tour, Clinton will...

Hillary Clinton Continues Her Seven-Nation African Tour

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is using her seven-nation African tour to reaffirm the strategies of US diplomacy in Africa. Clinton has pointed...

Black Mauritanians in Senegal a Bitter Past

Black Mauritanian refugees who have been on hunger strike since June 19 in Dakar, Senegal saw a light at the end of the tunnel...

Wade Concedes Defeat to Opposition Candidate Macky Sall

Fireworks and dancing in the streets marked the concession of Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade to opposition candidate Macky Sall late Sunday, in a run-off...

Senegal’s Opposition Unite Against Wade

Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade, who asked for three more years to complete the Senegalese 'renaissance' his administration had begun in 2000, is not having...

Bad News for the French Language in Africa

"Salaam aleikoum." - "Maleikoum salaam." "Na ga def?" (How are you?) - "Magni fi rekk." (All's well) "Ah! Déega Olof?" (You understand Wolof?) - "Waaw, tuti rekk." (Yes, just...

Senegal’s Wade Should Abandon His Third Term Bid

Abdoulaye Wade had been a veteran opposition leader, proving a thorn in the sides of the people he eventually succeeded as president of Senegal:...