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On 30 July 2017, Senegalese will vote to elect a new National Assembly. The outgoing parliament was dominated by members of the Benno Bokk Yaakaar (BBY) coalition that brought Macky Sall to power when he defeated Abdoulaye Wade in March 2012. That election marked the country’s third presidential transition, and the second at the ballot box. These
With a career spanning half a century and encompassing some 60 works of fiction and non-fiction, Nawal El Saadawi is today one of the Arab world's and Africa's most pre-eminent figures. Over several decades, the 84-year-old Egyptian's books have challenged the status quo of patriarchal, religious and capitalist structures.
At one point towards the end of In the Last Days of the City, the protagonist - a filmmaker called Khalid (Khalid Abdalla) - is confronted by his increasingly frustrated editor. The process of splicing together the documentary has been dragging on, and his editor accuses Khalid of not even knowing what his sprawling film is about anymore.
RT @CrisisGroup: Here are the conflicts and crises the world will face in 2016 https://t.co/FiwPFOkirl https://t.co/JAEzgMZvuw Mamadou Bodian (@bodiansocio) January 10, 2016 Pulling together a list of the wars most in need of international attention and support in 2016 is challenging for all the wrong reasons. For 20 years after the end of the Cold
Le régime de Macky Sall vient de montrer à la face du monde que les projets politiques – même les plus nobles et les plus purs – peuvent être détournés, voire confisqués de manière éhontée. Depuis que Conseil constitutionnel a rendu son avis concernant le projet de révision constitutionnelle annoncée et qui inclut la question de la
La libération de Karim Wade n’est plus un sujet de spéculation persistante ; elle est désormais une réalité regrettable. L’annonce de la libération de celui que la justice sénégalaise a présenté, depuis 2012, comme le plus grand criminel financier du pays, est symptomatique d’une pratique inique qui continue de causer une mortelle h
Plagued by violence, corruption and economic hardship, and exposed to a long, insecure border with Afghanistan, Tajikistan is under dangerous stress. President Rahmon's autocratic undermining of the 1997 peace agreement is fostering Islamic radicalisation. As Tajikistan's growing fragility impacts a brittle region, the country must become a conflic
Last week, Burkina Faso seemed a bright spot in the troubled Sahel region of Africa. Little known and rarely discussed, the country found its way into international headlines after a dramatic popular uprising in October 2014 put an end to President Blaise Compaoré's 27-year reign. Subsequent events demonstrated a strong popular commitment to democ
Le vendredi 18 décembre dernier, le journal français "Le Monde'' avait informé que l'ancien Président de IAAF, Lamine Diack, soutenait devant les enquêteurs Français que l’argent russe aurait servi à financer la campagne électorale de l’actuel Président du Sénégal, Macky Sall, en 2012. Deux jours plus tard, le même journal présente
400 women take part in Solar Market Garden project in Benin Harnesses solar energy to power pumps and irrigation systems Women earn $7.50 a week to pay for education and healthcare Farmers say project has given them a future and earned them respect It's one of the driest places on earth, where women were used to watching their children suffer from