Friday, 20th May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

The growing appeal of horse racing for Senegal’s youth

By France24
24 April 2021   |   8:49 am
Away from football pitches, horse racing is becoming more and more of a passion for Senegal's youth. For poor families, it can even be a huge opportunity to lift them out of poverty. In Senegal, jockeys earn on average twice the salary of a civil servant. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.

Related

1 May 2021
In 1994, Rwanda's ethnic Hutus massacred an estimated one million Tutsis. The country's younger generation is seeking to heal old divisions between the two ethnic groups, but this comes with its own set of challenges.
13 May 2021
What started as a social media campaign under the #FixTheCountry is turning into a full-fledged movement by predominantly young Ghanaians calling for better living conditions.
20 May 2021
South African NGO helps youth through weightlifting.
31 May 2021
The map, showing the names and location of over 600 mosques and associations in the country, has sparked outcry.
4 Jun 2021
Youths from Urhobo ethnic group have commended the state executive council Dissolution and warn those misinterpreting the action.
5 Jun 2021
Young people with disabilities demonstrated their skills playing a match of football on skateboards, in Katsina, as seen in footage on Sunday. The young players enjoy playing the sport as it gives them time to socialise with friends as well as train their physical health.
29 Jun 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calls on young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. The Israeli health ministry reimposed compulsory mask-wearing in enclosed public places on June 25, following a surge in Covid-19 cases since the rule was dropped 10 days earlier.
7 Jul 2021
an explosion of Chinese podcasts are wrestling with social issues considered taboo under the country's strict media controls. More than 7,000 new podcasts came online last year with an audience tipped at nearly 10 million -- a small but fast-growing group in the world's largest market for web audio content. While podcasting has long been part of western media appetites, it has just started gaining ground in China's tightly managed media ecosystem, serving up counter-narratives and critical social analysis.
17 Jul 2021
Thousands of Kashmiri youth are becoming addicted to heroin, amid extreme economic and psychological stress. Experts say recent lockdowns and the widespread availability of the drug are major contributing factors.
15 Jul 2021
Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo features in a Twitter video posted by the White House encouraging young Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19. "It doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy," Rodrigo says, "getting the vaccine is about protecting yourself, your friends and your family. Let’s get vaccinated!"
28 Jul 2021
Hong Kong's fencing gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long has stirred up a surge of local interest in the sport after winning the Chinese territory's first Olympic gold in 25 years and only its second ever. The fencing school where Cheung hailed from said they received over 60 enquiries from prospective students just the morning after Cheung's win in the men's foil in the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Morale is high among the students. "I feel very happy, but I also feel that he is a good role model for me," says a 10-year-old fencer at the school.
28 Aug 2021
Twins Aminata and Ramatoulaye Diaw have impressed Senegal by achieving their baccalaureate at the age of only 13, a new record in the African nation.