Akon to Create Climate-Conscious City in Senegal
Akon to Create Climate-Conscious City in Senegal On Jan. 13, Akon announced the finalization of his agreement to create Akon City in Mbodiene, Senegal. In a post to Instagram, Akon told fans he was “looking forward to hosting [them] there in the future.” Akon, via Instagram The 46-year-old celebrity previously discussed his plans for the city in an interview with Nick Cannon in December.
Senegalese baobab trees under pressure from cement manufacturers
In Bandia, there used to be a forest of baobab trees, but all that remains is a lunar landscape of abandoned craters. In Senegal, Plans to extend a cement plant that has been exploiting the subsoil for 20 years are causing local populations to fear even greater desolation.
In Mali, dreams and sadness for the Sahel express
Not a single train has travelled on the line connecting the capitals of Mali and Senegal since May 17, 2018, when the company collapsed. Knee-high weeds grow on the track at Bamako station. But even today, many of the railway's workers -- unpaid but still technically employed -- still show up at the station, a colonial-era bijou in ochre stone, complete with clock and signs for the ticket office.
Conjoined twins defy the odds in new home of Wales
A pair of conjoined twins from Senegal are about to start full-time nursery in their new home of Cardiff, defying the expectation that they would only live a few days.
'Think about being the best' - Naomi Campbell tells Africa's female basketballers
Work hard and become the best was British model Naomi Campbell's message to the young African female basketball players from the SEED academy in Senegal on Friday.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Senegal and Nigeria reach semis
Senegal became the first side to book their place in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 semifinals courtesy of a 1-0 win over Benin, while Nigeria overcame South Africa thanks to a last-gasp winner.
Mane scores twice as Senegal beat Kenya
Liverpool star Sadio Mane says 'the word doubt doesn't exist' in his mind after missing a first-half penalty before taking one again and scoring a brace in the second half, as Senegal beat Kenya 3-0 to book a place in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16.
Taboo-breaking TV soap on sex and women dividing Senegal
In conservative Senegal, a controversial TV show has the self-described monitors of public morality in uproar. But the defenders of 'Mistress of a married man' say the soap takes a much needed look at relationship issues such as male abuse, the pain experienced by abandoned spouses, and a woman's right to sexual pleasure.
Senegal's Salt Queen tastes success in a man's world
Marie Diouf has built a business gathering salt from marshland she bought in Senegal, succeeding in a trade where most marsh owners are men, and earning her the nickname "Salt Queen".