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Fabrice Monteiro’s best photograph: a spirit emerges from a rubbish dump in Senegal

‘The model is holding a child’s doll, looking out over the wreckage. It represents the future generations we’re condemning to environmental catastrophe’Outside Dakar, Senegal’s capital, is a rubbish dump with its own name: Mbeubeuss. The land on which it sits was once flat swampland. It began as a landfill site in 1968; today, it is a mountain of rubbish. It has accumulated so much plastic waste from the city that to reach it you have to drive on a road of compacted trash.This is not the Africa ...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Environment, Senegal, Culture, Pollution, Art and design, Plastics, Dakar Senegal, Fabrice Monteiro

Letter: Edward Mortimer obituary

In 1961, as a very raw third secretary at the British embassy in Dakar, Senegal, I looked after the first four VSO volunteers sent outside the Commonwealth or colonies. Edward Mortimer was the first, and I took him to St Louis du Senegal, the oldest French settlement in Africa. Situated on the boundary between the Sahel and Sahara regions, it had a rich mixture of French, Creole and Wolof cultures.Mortimer, with his intellectual curiosity and natural warmth, took full advantage of the experience...
Tags: France, Africa, Senegal, St Louis, Commonwealth, Mortimer, Dakar Senegal, Sahel, Sahara, Africa Islam, Edward Mortimer

International Booker winner David Diop: ‘It’s war that’s savage, not the soldiers’

The author of At Night All Blood Is Black discusses the unheard African voices of the first world war and the inspiration for his violent antiheroDavid Diop, the first French novelist and the first writer of African heritage to win the International Booker prize, along with his translator Anna Moschovakis, likes to seek out stories in historical gaps and missing narratives. He was struck by emotion when reading the letters of young French men fighting in the trenches of the first world war – she...
Tags: Europe, Books, France, Fiction, Culture, Awards and prizes, Paris, Fiction in translation, Dakar Senegal, Diop, Anna Moschovakis, International Booker prize, David Diop

Mandabi review – Ousmane Sembène classic about colonialism resonates today

Senegalese feature from 1968 tells story of a simple family man whose life is turned upside down by the money he receives from a nephew in FranceOusmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema”, tells a tale of Jonsonian bleakness about human nature with his 1968 film Mandabi, or The Money Order, adapted from his own novella and now on rerelease. As with much of the rest of his work, and especially his earlier film Le Noire De… (1966), it is about colonialism and Africa’s relationship with France...
Tags: Books, Film, France, Africa, Senegal, World news, Culture, Film adaptations, Ousmane Sembene, Dakar Senegal, Ibrahim, Drama films, Makhouredia Gueye, Méty Ynousse N'Diaye, Aram Isseu Niang

A Shared Sense Of ‘Otherness’; A Black, Jewish Activist Fights For Change In A Year Of Unrest

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Tags: News, Washington, Local, Racism, Jewish, Folsom, Dakar Senegal, Jewish Federation, Mizrahi, Baskin, Folsom News, George Floyd, April Baskin

Daily Podcast: Best Recasts in Film History, Thundercats, Game of Thrones Stage Play, Rocky Prequel, and More

On the March 30, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including a Thundercats movie, a Game of Thrones stage play, and a Rocky prequel series. Then they dive into the mailbag and answer a few listener questions. Opening Banter :    In The News : (Ben) ‘Thundercats’ Movie to Be Directed By ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Helmer Adam Wingard (HT) ‘Game of T...
Tags: Movies, Broadway, Sylvester Stallone, Seattle, Viggo Mortensen, Chris, Michael J Fox, Eric Stoltz, Dakar Senegal, Ben, Kong, Tyler, Ben Pearson, Missy, Stuart Townsend, Hoai Tran Bui

Getting Through... With Mominatu

At just 26 years old, this free spirit moved to Dakar, Senegal, to open up her first yoga studio.
Tags: News, Dakar Senegal, Mominatu

ISIS attacks surge even as Trump boasts of a ‘100%’ defeated caliphate

DAKAR, Senegal - On Aug. 5, militants carrying the black flag of the Islamic State launched a daring land-and-sea assault on the...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Trump, Dakar Senegal

Akon, the pop star behind hits like 'Smack That,' is masterminding a $6 billion smart city in Senegal backed by a shadowy investor. Inside Akon City, where life will be funded by 'Akoin' and the singer hopes to reinvent his legacy.

Akon doesn't want his legacy to be "Smack That." KE International; Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Akon is moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion sustainable smart city in Senegal called Akon City. The Senegalese American singer said the 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis would include a luxury resort, condos, offices, a hospital, a stadium, and an artificial-intelligence data center. Residents will pay for everything with his c...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Life, New York City, Africa, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Senegal, Spain, Barcelona, Bbc, Getty Images, Bitcoin

What Is My Vision of Myself?

Bec Stupak Diop is an artist and designer now living in Dakar, Senegal, although we met when she was working with Bay Area technology companies a few years ago. In a recent exchange she described the transformational journey that she'd undertaken since then, a process that began with this pivotal moment: I took a look at my life and asked some important questions: What is my vision of myself and how many hours of the day go toward that? How many hours take me away from that? Important qu...
Tags: Leadership, Happiness, Change, Drake, Bay Area, Dakar Senegal, Edbatista, Self-Coaching, Bec Stupak Diop

Coronavirus Infects Famed Research Lab Working on At-Home Test

The Pasteur Institute in Senegal may be close to producing the kind of cheap, quick, in-home test for the coronavirus that, if it works, could be a game-changer in Africa, and elsewhere.
Tags: News, Africa, Research, Senegal, Pasteur Institute, Dakar (Senegal, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Best museums in Africa

For black people across the diaspora, coming to Africa can be much more than a vacation. Many see it as a pilgrimage, one of returning to the home of their ancestors, so the normal trappings of the average holiday may not be enough for their journey. Visitors to the African continent are frequently there to experience the arts, letters, and history in a way that may not be required of other vacations. Museums of all stripes act as collectors and aggregators of heritage, and on the African con...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Americas, Atlantic, United States, Egypt, Nelson Mandela, Museums, Cape Town, Ethiopia, Mubarak, Beatles, Mauritius, Lucy, Rwanda, Marrakech

Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane hopes NBA will be next step in his journey from Senegal

Before he moved more than 6,000 miles from home, before he learned English, before he became a two-time Big West Player of the Year at Cal State Northridge, Lamine Diane was a gangly 15-year-old at his family’s modest two-story house in Dakar, Senegal. His weekend nights were spent sprawled out on the living room couch as he watched live broadcasts of NBA games. As Diane saw Kevin Durant hit fadeaway jumpers and Tracy McGrady throw down acrobatic dunks, he became obsessed with reaching the world...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto, Senegal, Sport, Soccer, Yale, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Samsung Galaxy, Northridge

Taking ‘Having It All’ Out of America

My husband wanted to fix our family’s work-life balance problems by moving to the suburbs. Instead, I moved us to Senegal.
Tags: News, America, Work-life balance, West Africa, Niger, Women and Girls, Dakar (Senegal, Lagos (Nigeria

What Happened When a Times Reporter Traded Brooklyn for Dakar

Frustrated by her stressful city life, Dionne Searcey moved her family to West Africa as the region’s bureau chief. “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women” is her chronicle of what she saw and learned.
Tags: News, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Brooklyn, West Africa, Rebellion, Dakar, Dionne, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Searcey, DIONNE SEARCEY, Kidnapping and Hostages, Chibok (Nigeria, Dakar (Senegal

The Desert Town That’s Home to U.S. Drones and People Smugglers

(Bloomberg) -- Moctar raised his right hand above his head and from an almost impossible height poured hot tea into a glass as he recounted his latest trip to Libya transporting migrants seeking to make the hazardous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.The 72-hour journey across the border from Niger to Libya was perilous, with the list of potential dangers including attacks by bandits and Islamist militants to the more mundane of crashing into sand dunes or simply running out of gas. Luckily he re...
Tags: Europe, News, Islamic State, Nigeria, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Morocco, Mali, Chad, Libya, Burkina Faso, Jeremy, Niger, Mediterranean, Air Base

How I Tried to Ditch Africa’s Tropes

Guided by local residents, a correspondent discovered places full of poetry slams and restaurant birthday parties, art shows and surf contests, and mustardy grilled fish.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa, Senegal, West Africa, Books and Literature, Dakar (Senegal

Best cities for black travelers 2020

The Year of Return has come to an end, and whether or not you were able to make the pilgrimage, it remained a cultural phenomenon, sweeping the diaspora worldwide. This celebrity-studded, year-long event was created by the Ghanaian government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving at Jamestown, packaged in an invitation to Ghana. Formally announced by President Nano Akufo-Addo in September 2018, its aim was to celebrate “the cumulative resilience of all the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Washington, France, White House, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Senegal, Unesco, South Africa, Paris, Oscar, Nba, Michelle Obama

Nigeria to Address Security Issues That Led to U.S. Visa Restrictions

(LAGOS, Nigeria) — Nigeria’s government pledged Saturday to try to address security issues the Trump administration cited in its decision to stop granting immigration visas to people from Africa’s most populous nation. Immigrants from Nigeria and three other countries no longer will be eligible for visas allowing them to live in the United States permanently, the White House said Friday. They would still qualify for tourist and business visas, but Nigerians rarely are granted those now beca...
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Uncategorized, United States, Associated Press, Islamic, Interpol, Lagos, Trump, Dakar Senegal, Buhari

'Rap does not shut up': hip-hop women of Senegal

All-female Genji Hip Hop collective use rhymes and art to fight cultural stereotypes and gender violenceAminata Gaye picks up a grey scarf and stretches it into a T shape. She ducks under the fabric, wraps it around her neck and crisscrosses it over the crown of her head.It is almost dusk outside, but in this windowless room there is no indication of time as Gaye gets dressed for a concert starting at 9pm. Her veil in position, the 27-year-old old is transformed into Mina la voilée (Mina the vei...
Tags: Music, Africa, Women, Senegal, World news, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Global development, Dakar Senegal, Mina, Gaye, Women's rights and gender equality

The Secret Behind Amazon Package Delivery to West Africa

New York’s informal network of couriers with roundabout shipping routes.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Senegal, E-commerce, West Africa, Shopping and Retail, Airlines and Airplanes, Luggage and Packing, Delivery Services, Dakar (Senegal

22 of Our Favorite Travel Photographs From 2019

Sit back, relax and enjoy a whirlwind visual tour of this year’s best travel photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Thailand, Vietnam, Cuba, South Carolina, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bonaire, Travel and Vacations, Paris (France, Milwaukee (Wis, Dakar (Senegal, Dolomite Mountains (Italy

A Long Beach pilot made history 55 years ago, but she and her beloved plane faded from memory. Until now

Tom Maloney sat in the office of his Laguna Niguel home one day, about five years ago, perusing – through wire-rimmed glasses – a cache of digital newspaper archives. Maloney, a retired park ranger, had done this many times before, part of his hobby as an amateur tracker of crashed airplanes. But on this day, he stumbled upon an old Los Angeles Times clipping that told an unfamiliar story. It was some 50 years ago. Wintertime. Somewhere along a gas maintenance road in the Mojave Desert. It was t...
Tags: Google, Florida, News, Sport, Indiana, Atlantic, Soccer, United States, Amelia Earhart, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Peru, Miami, Google Earth, Michigan, Toyota

Who Needs Canvas? In Dakar, Street Artists Express Their Visions on Sides of Homes

Street artists from around the world are coming to a working-class neighborhood in Senegal’s capital that has been transformed into an open sky museum, where dozens of wall paintings dot houses.
Tags: Art, News, Senegal, Dakar, Dakar (Senegal

Burkina Faso says 18 extremists killed after attacking base

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Burkina Faso says 18 extremists have been killed after they attacked a security base in the north and were repelled. A defense ministry statement late Wednesday says one gendarme also was killed in the afternoon attack in Arbinda in Soum province. Seven gendarmes were wounded, two seriously. A dozen motorbikes and […]
Tags: News, Nation, Burkina Faso, Dakar Senegal, Soum, Arbinda

Leaked UN report shows failed investigation on sexual abuse

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report. The report, written in 2017 but not yet made public, was leaked to The New Humanitarian and seen by The Associated Press. An Associated Press investigative series in […]
Tags: News, Nation, United Nations, Un, Central African Republic, Dakar Senegal, Associated Press An Associated Press

Extremist attacks intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso border

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Assaya Ngweba says Islamic extremists transformed his once-peaceful village in Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali, into “a place of misfortune and death.” Now the 78-year-old is among half a million people who have fled the area this year as the extremists linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Nation, Mali, Burkina Faso, Dakar Senegal, Mali Burkina Faso, Assaya Ngweba

Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world’s largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children’s agency said Wednesday. The Central African nation is also battling an Ebola outbreak that has killed about half that number since August 2018. Since January, more than 200,000 cases of measles […]
Tags: Health, News, Nation, United Nations, Congo, Dakar Senegal

Netflix's Official Trailer for Mati Diop's Award-Winning 'Atlantics' Film

"Something took hold of me last night." Netflix has finally unveiled the official US trailer for Atlantics, the award-winning film from up-and-coming French filmmaker Mati Diop that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival playing in-competition earlier this summer. The film also goes under the title Atlantique, which is just the French version of Atlantics - a direct reference to "people of the Atlantic". The film is set in Dakar, Senegal, which sits on the western coast of Africa in the middl...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Africa, US, Netflix, Atlantic, Ada, Cannes, Dakar Senegal, Indies, To Watch, Souleiman, Mati Diop, Atlantic Workers, Diankou Sembene

‘Atlantics’ Review: An Ambitious Blend of Drama and Supernatural Thriller [Cannes]

Mati Diop’s Atlantics is notable for a number of reasons. First, it’s the first film from a black woman to ever play in competition in the Cannes film festival, a notable achievement in and of itself. Second, it’s tied to a number of other films at this festival that twist genres, incorporating elements from horror and thriller film into what’s ostensibly a story of lost love, where the ghosts of the past continue to haunt those left behind. Evocatively shot in Dakar, Senegal, the film ...
Tags: Movies, Senegal, Spain, Features, Movie Reviews, Ada, Cannes, Dakar Senegal, Film Festivals, Festival de Cannes, Diop, Souleiman, Featured Stories Sidebar, Mati Diop, Atlantics, Souleiman Ibrahima Traore