Senegal

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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’

Interview by Edward Siddons

24, Nov, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Bauhaus in Africa: the hospital in sweltering Senegal inspired – and funded – by the Albers
One hundred years after Anni and Josef Albers met, their work, philosophy and funding clout have made possible a stunning hospital that is saving lives in one of the hottest places on Earth

Oliver Wainwright

11, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Senegal’s Mohamed Mbougar Sarr wins top French literary prize
Prix Goncourt goes to 31-year-old’s novel The Most Secret Memory of Men, praised for its ‘stunning energy’

Jon Henley in Paris

03, Nov, 2021 @3:58 PM

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For African nations, capital punishment is a grim colonial legacy that lingers on | Dior Konaté
On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the tide is turning in west Africa against this tool of colonial repression and racism

Dior Konaté

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Greenpeace stops fish oil tanker in Channel in protest over African food insecurity
Fishmeal exports to EU from west Africa have grown sharply, depleting stocks and posing threat to livelihoods

Karen McVeigh

07, Oct, 2021 @5:46 PM

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‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming
Mariama Sonko is an unstoppable force who continued her work even when she was ostracised by her community in Senegal

Ricci Shryock in Casamance

22, Sep, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Letter: Edward Mortimer obituary
Keith Morris writes: Edward Mortimer had intellectual curiosity and natural warmth

Keith Morris

17, Aug, 2021 @4:48 PM

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When shame kills: why do so many mothers in Senegal feel forced to murder their babies?
Photographer Maroussia Mbaye spoke to women who said crushing social stigma, poverty and lack of traditional support systems had left them with no choice but to commit infanticide

Maroussia Mbaye

29, Jul, 2021 @6:30 AM

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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 antihero

Angelique Chrisafis

18, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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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 France

Peter Bradshaw

09, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Barcelona street sellers take on Nike with own-brand trainers
Ethical streetwear co-operative Top Manta says profits will help migrant vendors ‘become legal and work for a decent wage’

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

09, Jun, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘It’s about self-love’: the black women busting beauty myths in west Africa
From Senegal to Nigeria, a growing wave of salons and small cosmetic companies are challenging colonial notions about how to wear and care for hair

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Dakar

29, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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