New-York based activist Ousmane Tounkara explains why Senegalese investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang is still in detention

In our latest Africa in Harlem Live, New-York based Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara explains why investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang was arrested on November 6, 2022, by the Police and why he has yet to be released. Niang, who started … Read More

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

EGN Youth Sports & Development to serve Harlem youth at new 135th street location

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell EGN Youth Sports & Development, an NYC program whose mission is to improve New York City youth and their communities through sports activities and educational support, is now serving the community on 181st West 135th … Read More

A Black Woman’s Journey: Senegalese Painter and Women’s Rights Activist Rackie Diankha

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese painter and women’s rights advocate Rackie Diankha traveled the world to showcase her talent before settling in the US. These days, when she is not teaching art at a local school, she is exhibiting … 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

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

Macky Sall has yet to address the nation despite 9 Senegalese dead during protests

Photo credit: Badara Preira There have been nine Senegalese dead so far according to reports, since the beginning of the protests started on March 3, 2021 after the arrest of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Several opposition and religious leaders … 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

Oil exploration indicates promising signs in Senegal

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Cairn Energy, one of Europe’s leading oil and gas exploration companies drilling for oil offshore Senegal, has announced the results of a successful appraisal well offshore the West African country. “Rig performance continues to be excellent and operations have been … Read More

Gambia: Seven foreign journalists expelled

Seven journalists, who are in The Gambia to cover the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow, were on January 16, 2017, prevented from entering the country, according to media body Media Foundation for West Africa. The MFWA’s sources say upon … Read More

President Macky Sall signs $600 million deal at U.S.–Africa Business Forum to boost electricity generation capacity in Senegal

  President Macky Sall signed three deals worth more than $600 million to boost electricity generation capacity in Senegal with Lekela Power, ContourGlobal and Black Rhino Group on the sidelines of the 2nd U.S. – Africa Business Forum held in … Read More

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New York hosts Investment and Habitat Forum in Senegal

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The Office of Senegalese Citizens Abroad organized, in partnership with the Consulate General of Senegal in New York, an Investment and Habitat Forum dedicated to the Senegalese community living in the United States on July 30-31 … Read More

Investing in youth, key to future prosperity in Senegal

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Investing in agriculture and farming technologies will help change the perception that young people have of farming, making it an appealing career choice, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has said. Farming also contributes … Read More

Senegal: IOM helps 171 stranded Senegalese migrants return home from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday it has facilitated the return of 171 stranded Senegalese migrants, including one medical case, to Senegal by a charter flight, which departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and arrived in Dakar, Senegal, late … Read More

Senegal: Senegalese parliament ratifies ECOWAS protocol on corruption

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The National Assembly of Senegal ratified on Thursday a bill relating to the Memorandum of Understanding of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the fight against corruption. The protocol was adopted on December … Read More

ASA youth committee celebrates 55th Anniversary of the independence of Senegal

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The youth committee of the Association of Senegalese in America (ASA) hosted in Harlem a reception in celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the independence of Senegal on April 4, 2015, at the newly renovated headquarters … Read More

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