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Posts Tagged ‘Senegal’

Forum to boost tourism in Senegal’s Casamance

By Alpha Jallow Local authorities and stakeholders in the tourism sector are holding a three-day regional forum to reactive the activities of tourism in the restive Casamance region in Southern Senegal.

Africa hobbling out of the International Criminal Court

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

ActionAid Senegal and Youth Activists celebrate International Youth Day

By Alpha Jallow As youths constitutes the greatest portion of society, ActionAid Senegal believes that youth issues are at the heart of concerns of the authorities and community actors. Youth constitutes the largest segment of global society, making an intervention objective becoming a priority for policy makers or for international and national organizations. This formed […]

African countries to accelerate progress on Great Green Wall

By Alpha Jallow Ministers from African countries North and South of the Sahara and their development partners are meeting in Dakar, Senegal, at a High-Level conference organized by the African Union to accelerate progress on the Great Green Wall – Africa’s largest rural development initiative.

Angélique Kidjo & African youth activists honoured with international award

By Amnesty International World-renowned musician Angélique Kidjo and three inspirational African youth activist movements have been declared this year’s joint winners of the prestigious Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2016.

The Initiatives Group For Social Progress, Senegal

By Alpha Jallow A local Association in Senegal is empowering women groups in rural areas on sustainable Agriculture, Microfinance and land reforms

Actionaid Senegal and partners promote local products in trade fair

By Alpha Jallow As part of its activities marking the 16 days of activism against gender based violence, Actionaid Senegal and its local partners such as APROFES, Committee for Facilitators for Development (CADD) and COCOGEP organised the first Local Trade Fair on Agricultural Products in Foundiougne, Senegal.

Heads of State attend ECOWAS summit in Dakar

  By Alpha Jallow The extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday, discussed, among other things, the political and security situation facing the region.

Appeal trial adjourned in the case of murdered activist in DRC

  By Darell Maurice The Supreme Military Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa earlier this week ordered an adjournment to 30th July of the appeal trial of five police officers charged for the murder in June 2010 of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya.

Dakar hosts conference on state sovereignty and international criminal justice

  By Alpha Jallow To commemorate the Day of International Criminal Justice, President of the Assembly of States Parties, H.E. Mr Sidiki Kaba convened, on the 20th and 21st July, a regional conference in the Senegalese capital Dakar on the ‘Sovereignty of States and International Criminal Justice’.

World Wide Watch and Dubai Port World say No to illiteracy in Senegal: Every child should have the opportunity to attend school

By Alpha Jallow Located 200 km from the Senegalese capital of Dakar on an island in the Saloum, the small village of M’bam was the convergent point of people from all walks of life as this weekend a new model school was inaugurated.

Land Tenure, Reforms and Governance are under reported according to Civil Society groups in Senegal

  By Alpha Jallow A group of journalists from different media organisations have ended a three day field visit to the Senegalese village of Wassadou in the region of Tambacounda. The journalists, who are also members of a network of media professionals on land reforms and governance, organised the field visit to familiarise themselves with […]

Agro–Ecology and Resilience: Paving the way to end hunger and poverty in rural communities

  By Alpha Jallow A four day exchange workshop by ActionAid Senegal and Gambia on the results of the Agro-Ecology and Resilience project implemented in both countries opened in Kaolack, central Senegal on Tuesday.

‘Diisoo’ political party is formed in Senegal

  By Alpha Jallow Another political party is formed in Senegal, making it the leading country in multipartism democracy in Africa with more than one hundred registered political parties

Former Senegalese Minster sentenced to six years in jail and a fine of 138 billion cfa francs

  By Alpha Jallow The judge at the infamous court of repression on illicit enrichment (CREI) in Senegal, Henry Gregory Diop, has handed down a landmark sentence to Karim Wade former state minister and son of former president of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade.

AUC and FAO commemorate International Day of Forests

  By Alpha Jallow The African Union Commission (AUC), and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), on Saturday 21st March jointly commemorated the International Day of Forests at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Africa looks forward to scaling agricultural innovations

  By Alpha Jallow Experts believe that well conceptualised technologies can yield immense social economic benefits and impacts.

Plan International and the Keeping Children Safe Coalition: Say Yes to keeping children safe

  By Alpha Jallow Following an independent assessment by the Keeping Children Safe Coalition, the child rights organisation Plan International has become the first in the sector to be awarded Level One certification in keeping children safe.

Former Senegalese President fights to free his Son

  By Alpha Jallow Senegal’s former President Abdoulaye Wade has threatened to destabilise the country if his son, who is still on trial over charges of corruption, is convicted by the special court.

ActionAid Senegal Say No To Land Grabbing

  By Alpha Jallow ActionAid Senegal, who last April started an advocacy campaign on land grabbing, used the recent African social forum in Dakar to launch its Ndiael report which chronicles large scale land grabbing from local communities by multinational agro industries in the country.

Francois Hollande warns African leaders at Francophonie summit in Dakar

  By Sylvain Muyali Angry, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso left Dakar early. Several issues were discussed during the fifteenth summit of the Francophonie, held in the capital of Senegal, from 29th to 30th November 2014, but none provided more friction than the subject of leaders seeking to remain in power past the terms set […]

Elections: A Democratic Necessity and Aid

  By Anant Mishra According to Robert Dahl, noted political theorist, legitimate elections are one of the seven pillars of a functioning democracy. In order to be deemed a democratic country, a state must satisfy the requirement of having free, fair, and frequent election.

THE EBOLA VIRUS – 20,000 MORE MAY BE INFECTED BEFORE THE OUTBREAK IS HALTED

  By Sylvain Muyali Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered the latest report of the Ebola epidemic, stating that with 3500 cases and over 1900 dead, it is a real runaway epidemic, attending and humanitarian experts reporting an increase of 15% in all cases and 30% in deaths in […]