There's a special reason to celebrate in Senegal as millions of Mouride pilgrims come togetherfor the Grand Magal. This year also features an exhibition of a rare photos of the order's founder. Also relatives of the 73 gambian children killed by toxic cough syrups sue made in India drugmakers. And Beninese students expanding their tech horizons wow judges with their creations.
More well off would be Senegalese migrants are heading to Central America in the hopes of making it into the States. But the journey is often fraught, expensive and uncertain. Also in Kenya the rising cost of living has added to the mental health struggles of many finding it harder to make ends meet.
The Senegalese navy has stepped up its efforts to board and rescue illegal immigrants in recent weeks. More than 600 people were intercepted in just three days.
In Senegal, despite clear legislative progress towards gender equality and the huge contribution women make to the rural economy, they remain in the minority or even absent from strategic and operational land governance bodies at ‘commune’ level. Furthermore, the legal recognition of the principle of citizens’ engagement in public affairs is not accompanied by any working mechanism to ensure that grassroots communities are able to participate.
Talk about unexpected U-turns. And it is that José Peseiro is back like he never left as a head coach of the Super Eagles. And of course, that conversation is there for the taking alongside a preview of the all-important games against São Tomé and Príncipe on Sunday.
It's now just a little over four months to the start of the 2023 African Cup of Nations. And we do have to ask some pertinent questions. Top of that list is who will be the coach in the absence of Jose Peseiro. This is The Nutmeg on GuardianTV.
There are now 145 days to the start of the African Cup of Nations for the senior team. Of course, Nigeria strikers talking about super strikers having top gear in Europe scoring goals, right, left front and center and now looking towards the tournament, we'll talk about their expectations for the season. What should these players be doing ahead of the tournament?
Senegal blocks TikTok in widening clampdown on dissent
Kevin Aubert founded Senegal's last photo studio of its kind two years ago. In its darkrooms he hopes to rekindle his country's love for film photography and the analog process.
Recent deadly opposition protests have dented the image the West African country once enjoyed as a beacon of democracy. Experts now say the political standoff could negatively affect the economy.