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. Cells are packed to the point where … 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 months. This decision follows an appeal filed … 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 (NYC H+H) President Dr. Michell Katz, and … 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 by the prefect of Dakar on their … 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 rolling bicycle in the Peyrissac district of … 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 tactics that work for them. While the … 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 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The latest National Weather … 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 the repeal of the decree convening the … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers demand elections on February 25, 2024

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese New Yorkers met on 116th Street in Harlem on February 10, 2024, to call on President Macky Sall to respect the electoral calendar and organize the presidential elections on the initially scheduled date of … Read More

The Aar Suñu Elections coalition calls for a citizen response to Macky Sall’s downward spiral

“It was the Senegalese citizen who was attacked. It is the citizen who was robbed, so the response must match the aggression,” this is what one of the members of Aar Suñu Elections declared during their first press conference held … Read More

The U.S. is urging President Macky Sall to hold elections before April 2, 2024

On February 6, 2024, the U.S. condemned President Macky Sall’s move to postpone the presidential elections originally scheduled on February 25, 2024. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement: “The postponement … Read More

Only the Constitutional Council can pull Senegal out of the abyss, says electoral expert Mamadou Seck

In an interview with Mamadou Seck, the electoral expert explains that all is not lost and that it is still possible to hold presidential elections on February 25, 2024, if the Constitutional Council decides. A rushed parliamentary investigation which resulted … Read More

Mobile internet suspended in Senegal to keep the rest of the world in the dark

Mobile internet suspended in Senegal to keep the rest of the world in the dark The government of President Macky Sall suspended mobile internet access on February 4, 2024, to keep Senegalese citizens from sharing information about what is currently … Read More

Macky Sall’s government cuts Walf TV’s signal and permanently withdraws its license

During a special edition hosted by Etienne Edouard Faye on Walf TV, Macky Sall’s government cut the signal of the private television channel during live coverage of the demonstrations in Dakar around the Saint Lazare cemetery where candidates met Senegalese … Read More

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Senegal: Presidential candidates reject President Macky Sall’s last-minute decree

In a press conference held a few hours after President Macky Sall’s speech repealing the decree convening the electoral body, the candidates validated by the constitutional council expressed their fed up with a regime that exceeds its powers to try … Read More

Presidential omnipotence has reached its climax in Senegal: its guardian violated the Constitution

By Human Rights Specialist Prof. Denis Ndour This afternoon, the message from the party leader, Macky SALL, guardian of the Constitution, sounded like a hammer blow to the heads of many Senegalese citizens: how can we cancel an electoral process … Read More

Senegalese Diaspora: What you need to know if you plan on voting on February 25, 2024

Africa in Harlem invited Pape Sette Dramé, the vice-president of the External Delegation of the Autonomous National Electoral Commission (DECENA), to discuss the February 25th 2024 elections, and the disqualification of Senegal’s prominent opposition leader Ousmane Sonko from the presidential … Read More

Lewis Latimer House Museum Launches Latimer’s Legacy Contests in Celebration of Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, the Lewis Latimer House Museum proudly announces Latimer’s Legacy Contests for K-12 students. The contests pay homage to the extraordinary legacy of Lewis Latimer—an African-American inventor, poet, and artist! “We invite students to channel their … Read More

Even in cold weather, infants should never sleep with blankets or share adult bred, ACS says

As temperatures drop, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is reminding caregivers about the ways to keep babies safe while sleeping: Even in cold weather, babies should always sleep alone – without loose bedding like a blanket, quilt or … Read More

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