Fatou Kandé Senghor is a Senegalese artist and filmmaker. She talks about the pan-African icons of her youth, the icons of Senegalese society, and the difficulties of passing on their lessons to her daughters in the digitalised and globalised 21st century.
Roses are pink, flamingos are pink but no one would tell you that a lake could be pink. Today we greet you from the pink waters of Lake Retba, Senegal, West Africa’s pink lake.
Kissi Kono explores the most common reasons Senegalese men give for entering into polygamous marriages.
The UN has honoured Captain Mbaye Diagne, a valiant Senegalese soldier who served in UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda who risked and lost his life to save the lives of hundreds of Rwandans during the 1994 genocide.
The FIFA Council on Friday appointed Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as FIFA Secretary General to replace Jérôme Valcke, from France. With the appointment, Samoura becomes the first African and first woman to hold the position. The appointment has been hailed by many across the world as a progressive step and social media has been abuzz with congratulatory messages.
Africa’s first legal music download service has been launched in Senegal. The service is accessed through the website called MusikBi, and close to 200 artists have signed up including acclaimed international and African greats, Youssou N’Dour and Baaba Maal.