Africa in Harlem

Senegal: More than 1,000 political detainees are still languishing in jails reminiscent of slavery

The stories of recently released political detainees send chills down your spine. Practices are reminiscent of slavery, but this time, it is not the French but native Senegalese citizens who are the executioners.... Read More

The Constitutional Council cancels Macky Sall’s law and orders elections be held as soon as possible

In a decision published on February 15, 2024, the constitutional council annulled Macky Sall’s decree and the National Assembly’s law postponing the elections and authorizing the extension of Macky Sall’s mandate by ten... Read More

Mayor Adams sues social media companies over damaging influence on children’s mental health

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Corporation Counsel Sylvia O. Hinds Radix, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan, NYC Health + Hospitals... Read More

The Aar Suñu Elections coalition sets a new date and rolls out its action plan

“The Aar Suñu Elections platform cannot remain passive in the face of repeated attacks on the rights guaranteed by the constitution to Senegalese citizens,” said Mr. Kane, the coalition spokesperson. After a ban... Read More

Khadime Rassoul Badji, the disabled man abused by police, is released

Photo credit: Yatma Fall Khadime Rassoul Badji, the disabled man assaulted by the police, was released this Monday, February 12, at 6 p.m. Khadime Rassoul Badji, was peacefully demonstrating while sitting on his... Read More

Sexually Transmitted Infections on the rise in New York City

The Health Department released on February 13, 2024, its 2022 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Surveillance Report highlighting the ongoing need for New Yorkers to get tested and treated for STIs and employ prevention... Read More

City issues travel advisory for snow and gusty wind

The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a Travel Advisory for Monday night, February 12 into Tuesday, February 13. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect citywide from 4:00 a.m. to... Read More

Three young people killed, civilians and journalists manhandled by Police during protests in Senegal

Three young people shot dead, civilians and journalists manhandled by the police are the results of the 8th day of demonstrations following the announcement by President Macky Sall on February 3, 2024, of... Read More

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