ASA and ABISA Facilitate Repatriation of Three Migrant Bodies to Senegal

Photos and video: Isseu Diouf Campbell Code NGom, Ndongo Sarry, and Abdoulaye NDoye dreamed of a better life for themselves and their family, which they hoped they could fulfill in the United States. So, they left Senegal like thousands of … Read More

City kicks off 20th Immigrant Heritage Week celebrating long-term and new immigrant New Yorkers

Photo: City Of New York  On April 16, 2024, Manuel Castro, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, launched the 20th annual Immigrant Heritage Week with a campaign Celebrating the City of Immigrants, honoring long-time immigrant New Yorkers and … Read More

City of New York launches “Project Home” to swiftly connect victims of domestic violence with permanent housing

Photo credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office On April 15, 2024, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Molly Wasow Park announced “Project Home,” a pilot program to provide intensive, specialized housing … Read More

President Bassirou Diomaye Faye on Official Visit to Touba and Tivaouane

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the head of state, Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye, made an official visit to Touba, the capital of the Mouride Brotherhood, and then to Tivaouane, the religious city of the Tidjaniya order. During both visits, he … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare partners with Muslim leaders to host 3rd Eid al-Fitr celebration in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell State Senator Cordell Cleare partnered, on April 13th, 2024, with Muslim community leaders City Councilmember Yusef Salaam and Assemblyman Charles D. Fall, Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, local mosques, and organizations … Read More

Afrikana celebrates Eid-al-Fitr with the Harlem community

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Afrikana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting African migrants and founded by New York immigrant Adama Bah, marked Eid-al-Fitr with a festive celebration in Harlem. The event featured a toy giveaway for children and provided … Read More

African Muslim New Yorkers celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on April 10, 2024

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell and Mohamed Sarr African Muslim New Yorkers celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on April 10, 2024. Related Images:

Eid al-Fitr 2024: Senegal United for a Single Eid Celebration

Photo credit: Badara Preira The Eid al-Fitr, or Korité, was celebrated throughout Senegal on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, marking the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. The Coordination of Muslims in Senegal (CMS) announced this on Monday, April 8, … Read More

Where to Find an Eid Outfit in Harlem, New York City? Explore the Malcolm Shabazz African Market!

As Eid approaches, searching for the perfect outfit becomes a delightful adventure, especially in Harlem, New York City. One of the gems of Harlem’s cultural scene is the Malcolm Shabazz African Market, a vibrant hub of African-inspired fashion and culture. … Read More

Senegal: Premier Minister Ousmane Sonko banks on Expertise for His New Government

Photo: Presidency of Senegal The Prime Minister of Senegal, Ousmane Sonko, took the necessary time to meticulously choose the members of his new government, aiming to successfully fulfill the mission entrusted to him by the 5th President of the Republic, … Read More

Nine new schools set to open in New York City for the 2024-25 academic year

Photos & video credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On April 4, 2024, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced that NYC Public Schools’ newly revamped Office of New School Development and Design will inaugurate nine new schools for the upcoming academic year. … Read More

What should you do DURING an earthquake? Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit New York around 10:23 a.m. According to Governor Hochul who held a press conference earlier, there are no reports of damages in the state. Mayor Eric Adams stated during a press briefing that: “responders are … Read More

For the 64th anniversary of Senegal’s independence, President Bassirou Diomaye Faye addressed the Nation

Photo credit: Presidency of Senegal His Excellency Mr. President Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye delivered a message to the Nation on the 64th anniversary of Senegal’s independence. In this speech, filled with gratitude and vision for the future, the President praised … Read More

Ousmane Sonko Appointed Prime Minister of Senegal

Photo credit: Presidency of Senegal The new President of the Republic of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, appointed Ousmane Sonko as Prime Minister by decree a few hours after his inauguration on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The leader of the Pastef … Read More

His Excellency Bassirou Diomaye Faye invested as the fifth president of the Republic of Senegal

It’s done and official: President Bassirou Diomaye Faye received the key to the presidential palace from outgoing President Macky Sall a few hours after taking the oath before the Constitutional Council during a ceremony held at the Diamniadio Exhibition Center. … Read More

Senegal could have done without Macky Sall’s last-minute nominations and contracts, according to political specialist Mamadou Lamine Sarr

In a move that has sparked a wave of questions and criticism, Senegal’s outgoing President, Macky Sall, recently announced a series of nominations. This decision, made on the eve of the power transfer, raises questions about the motives and implications … Read More

New York City’s minimum wage for NYC app-based restaurant delivery workers is now $19.56/hour before tips

Photo credit: City Of New York New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga announced today that the city’s minimum pay rate for app-based restaurant delivery workers … Read More

Three days before handing over power to President Faye, Macky Sall engages in a series of appointments, recruitments, decorations, salary increases, and contract signings

A day after meeting with the newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the incumbent Macky Sall engaged in a series of recruitments, decorations, salary increases, contract signings, and appointments, including that of a judge. These actions occurred just a couple … Read More

The newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye meets with his predecessor at the presidential palace

By Ndeye Fatou Touré The newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye met with the outgoing President Macky SALL on Thursday at the presidential palace located in the Senegalese capital of Dakar. President Bassirou Diomaye Faye, accompanied by his mentor Ousmane … Read More

President Bassirou Diomaye Faye outlines his priority projects in his first public declaration

Following the presidential elections on March 24, 2024, candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye, projected by the election results to become the 5th President of the Republic of Senegal, made his first declaration to thank the Senegalese people and his allies, issue … Read More

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