Mayor Eric Adams presents a proclamation to World Boxing Council in honor of Louis ‘Battling Siki’ Fall

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Eric Adams presented a proclamation to the World Boxing Council in honor of Louis ‘Battling Siki’ Fall during a ceremony held at City Hall on October 4, 2022. Battling Siki, the first athlete born … Read More

Senegalese diaspora cast votes in legislative elections

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Members of the Senegalese diaspora cast their vote in Harlem during the legislative elections held on July 31st, 2022, in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Despite an overwhelming vote for the opposition Yewwi Askan Wi … Read More

Mourides of New York celebrate the Magal in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Hundreds of Mourides gathered in Harlem on September 15, 2022, to celebrate the life and legacy of the brotherhood’s founder Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba during one of their most important events of the year, the Magal. … Read More

Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour returns to Carnegie Hall for a sold-out show

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese music superstar Youssou N’Dour graced the stage of Carnegie Hall for an evening of sweet reunion with his US-based fans on May 13, 2022. Youssou N’Dour sang several classics, including Serigne Fallou, Baykat, Bandioly … Read More

Senegalese Association of America celebrates Women’s History Month in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore The Senegalese Association of America celebrated Women’s History Month on March 15, 2022, in Harlem by honoring several women from the community including Astou Athieu, Deedee Diabou Beye, Khady Gueye Abdou Khadre, Sellou Kane Coly, Ida … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers celebrate in Harlem Senegal’s victory at the Africa Cup of Nations

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The stakes were high for Senegalese New Yorkers who gathered in several locations in Harlem, including Patisserie Les Ambassades, the headquarters of the Senegalese Association of America, and Lenox Sapphire to cheer for the Senegalese … Read More

Air Senegal partners with Senegalese Tourism Promotion Agency to promote Destination Senegal in the US

Photos credit: Bill Moore On September 3, 2021, the day following the launch of Air Senegal’s Dakar-New York-Washington line, the airline, in partnership with the Senegalese Tourism Promotion Agency hosted a private workshop on its strategy to promote the destination … Read More

Air Senegal’s Dakar New-York/Washington line is open

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The long-awaited launch of Air Senegal’s Dakar New-York/Washington line was held at the Blaise Diagne Airport in Dakar on September 1st 2021. Several officials including Senegalese Minister of Tourism Alioune Sarr, Blaise Diagne Airport’s Director … Read More

Air Senegal hosts reception in Harlem to celebrate service start to Washington and New York on September 2nd

Photos credit: Bill Moore With its plan to start service to Washington and New York on September 2, 2021, Air Senegal hosted a reception at Lenox Saphire in Harlem on August 6, 2021 to connect with Senegalese and West-African New … Read More

Senegalese travelers unhappy with Delta Airlines but lack options

There was frustration in the air among the more than 150 passengers looking to board Delta’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft heading to Dakar, Senegal on July 17, 2021 with the hope of celebrating Eid-al-Adah, one of the most important Muslim holidays, … Read More

Senegalese political activist Ousmane Tounkara thanks community for continuous support

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese political activist Ousmane Tounkara, his family and support committee, hosted a Thank you Barbecue on June 6, 2021 at Morningside Park in Harlem. The very-well-attended gathering was a day of celebration for children and … Read More

Senegalese political activist Ousmane Tounkara released from immigration custody

Senegalese political activist Ousmane Tounkara was released from immigration custody on the afternoon of May 24, 2021 after a more than two-month battle with the US Department of Homeland Security. Tounkara ended up in the hands of immigration after an … Read More

NYC Senegalese Diaspora to hold another rally in support of political activist Ousmane Tounkara on May 11

Members of the Senegalese Diaspora will hold another rally at the US Immigration Court on Varick Street on May 11, 2021 to show support to political activist Ousmane Tounkara scheduled for a hearing at 1 p.m. Political activist Ousmane Tounkara … Read More

Senegalese American youth in Harlem remember lives lost during last week’s protests in Senegal

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese American youth gathered at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on March 12, 2021 in solidarity with the Senegalese opposition back home. They remembered the lives lost during the protests … Read More

How you can help the fight for democracy in Senegal

Photo credit: Badara Preira Senegalese citizens at home and in the diaspora are organizing to continue the fight for democracy and support those who were injured, died or are jailed amid the protests following the arrest of Senegalese opposition leader … Read More

Ousmane Sonko: Free at last!

Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was released on March 8, 2021 from a detention his lawyer is said should not have exceeded 48 hours. Sonko was arrested on March 3, 2021 on his way to court to respond to rape … Read More

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Photos: Sunu Thiossane hosts 5th Annual Screening and Dinner fundraiser

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell Sunu Thiossane Youth Development Agency hosted its 5th Annual Screening and Dinner fundraiser on May 13 at BAM Fisher in Brooklyn. The evening started with a screening of Larabilaran: Le Talibé et Moi, a film … Read More

Photos: Senegalese Diaspora celebrates in New York 57 years of independence

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell The Senegalese community of New York City celebrated 57 years of independence at the headquarters of the Association of Senegalese in America in Harlem on April 4, 2017. Several government officials from the Permanent Mission … Read More

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