Tagged: Senegal

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Senegalese sculptor Sow in last French show

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, considered one of Africa’s foremost artists, inaugurated a retrospective in Besancon on Saturday, his last exhibit in his adoptive France before moving all of his works to a museum he...

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Shooting hoops at Senegal’s Seeds Academy

In Senegal, a basketball academy has been fighting for 10 years to provide an education for youngsters passionate about the sport. Hard work, discipline — and the orange ball — are at the heart...

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Paris holds first ‘Black Fashion Week’

A Senegalese-born French fashion designer realized a long-held ambition when she staged the first ‘Black Fashion Week’ in Paris aimed at bringing African talent to a global audience. Adama Ndiaye launched the event to...

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Youssou Ndour hits the campaign trail

Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour, who has lent his golden voice to politics, hit the campaign trail a week before run-off polls to rally support for presidential challenger Macky Sall. Ndour, along with all 12...

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Youssou Ndour to run for president

World-renowned Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour announced Monday night that he was running for president against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in February 26 elections. “I am a candidate,” the country’s most famous export declared on his...