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Banel & Adama review – Senegalese village love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet
Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s debut film pairs reluctant chief Adama and troublesome widow Banel as they battle local hostility to continue their relationship

Peter Bradshaw

20, May, 2023 @3:05 PM

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En garde! Fencing helps young Senegalese play by the rules
Teaching young offenders and others the sport has been so successful at instilling self-discipline and respect that the scheme is expanding

Sam Bradpiece in Thiès

20, Apr, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Florence and her cubs give hope that west African lion can come roaring back
National park in Senegal shows off three surprise new recruits in fight to save critically endangered species from extinction

Patrick Greenfield

03, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UN envoy calls for release of jailed journalist on hunger strike in Senegal
Concerns raised over health of Pape Alé Niang, detained since 20 December on charges of revealing confidential government information

Sarah Johnson

06, Jan, 2023 @11:14 AM

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‘Seas are becoming landfills’: the Senegalese surfer saving a beach – and a way of life – from plastic
Babacar Thiaw has surfed Dakar’s beach for 20 years. To protect it for future generations, he realised he needed the help of a whole community

Kaamil Ahmed

26, Dec, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Dressing Dakar: a fashion city from artisan tailoring to haute couture
Senegal’s capital has a labyrinth of backstreet workshops where makers cut and sew, and its annual fashion week attracts design talent from across Africa

Nick Roll in Dakar

09, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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In a London restaurant, Senegalese hold heads high despite England disappointment
Lions of Teranga fans gathered with cautious optimism, but left with hopes lost and eyes on the next African Cup Nations

Ben Morris

04, Dec, 2022 @10:15 PM

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Senegal or England to win? Parents v children in London’s west African community
In Deptford, south-east London, support for Senegal is high among the older generation, while their offspring opt for the country of their birth in the World Cup showdown

Mark Townsend

04, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Senegal is the best’: Dakar dreams of World Cup upset over England
There is a buzz in the air of the capital and a real belief the Lions of Teranga can beat the Three Lions

Nick Roll in Dakar; photographs by Guy Peterson

02, Dec, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Senegal’s women need to express their anger. Silence is the friend of injustice | Aminata Touré
Against protocol, I was passed over as president of the national assembly for a man. It is time for female MPs to fight for equal representation

Aminata Touré

05, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We prefer a dream over controversy’: Chanel at Paris fashion week
Label’s collection by Virginie Viard is based on Coco Chanel’s designs for 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad

Jess Cartner-Morley

04, Oct, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Saloum review – slick gangster horror in wild west Africa
Director Jean Luc Herbulot dynamically weaves supernatural mystery into this gritty crime caper to produce a distinct and charismatic thrill ride

Phuong Le

06, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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