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Dieyna Ba

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28 May 2015

Migrant Tragedies: ‘Behind the Statistics Are Individual Life Stories and Grieving Families’

"If Africa's youth comes to believe that its future lies elsewhere, it will be impossible to solve the issue of migration," says Souleymane Bachir Diagne.

18 March 2015

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

26 January 2014

Cries of Discrimination as Israel Detains Undocumented African Immigrants

Many have fled their home countries for Israel and are seeking refugee status. The detentions have unleashed a wave of demonstrations in Tel-Aviv.

31 May 2013

Disaster Highlights Roma's Struggle for Human Rights in France

A violent fire destroyed an abandoned factory in the eastern French city of Lyon squatted by families from the Roma community, killing two women and 12-year-old child. In the aftermath,...

31 March 2013

Inside the 2013 Central African Republic Crisis

As rebel leader Michel Djotodia solidifies his control as the new Central African Republic President and the rebel coalition of Séléka announce their control of capital city Bangui, it is...

28 March 2013

Senegal Releases Influential Religious Leader Charged in Disciples’ Murder

Accusations of injustice are flying after a Senegal court granted provisional release to Islamic leader Cheikh Bethio Thioune, a once privileged presidential ally in the predominantly Muslim country who was...

21 February 2013

Senegal Balks as President Recycles Predecessor's Pal

The president of Senegal's decision to appoint a local architect, renowned for his work but notorious for his political schmoozing with previous regimes, as the head of a proposed Senegalese...

12 February 2013

Is Senegal's Government Spokesman Selling Out?

The reputation of former investigative journalist turned government spokesman Abdou Latif Coulibaly as a champion of Senegal's citizen protest movements took a serious blow after he forcefully distanced himself from...

20 January 2013

Rajoelina Steps Aside for Madagascar's Presidential Race

With interim president Rajoelina announcing that he withdraws from a bid to run for the presidential elections following a similar announcement by former President Ravalomanana in December 2012, Malagasy people...

16 January 2013

Homophobic Hashtag Makes Waves on Twitter in France

The hashtag #SiMonFilsEstGay made waves on Twitter on December 22, 2012, in the French twittersphere. The hashtag is basically a homophobic incitement to violence accompanied by some poor taste "humorous"...

8 January 2013

Should Prostitution be Abolished or Regulated? Part I

Two hundred NGO's from across Europe gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on December 4, 2012. They called for the abolition of prostitution and presented the outlines of a...

28 October 2012

Entrepreneurship, Culture and Solidarity in Africa

Despite strong economic growth, the African continent is still struggling to develop a class of local entrepreneurs to manage strategic industries. Many African scholars and researchers try to better understand...

21 September 2012

Senegal: ‘Completely White’ Whitening Cream Stirs Outrage

Lightening the skin is a common practice in Africa where the sale of skin lightening products is legal in many countries. In Senegal, a product named 'Khess Petch' is creating...

13 September 2012

Guinea: Acts of Torture, Symptoms of a Country Still Divided

Guinea's transition from the notorious military regime of Moussa Dadis Camara towards a democratic political system has not gone smoothly. The country is still experiencing strong internal divisions as indicated...

13 July 2012

DR of Congo: Controversial Sentence for Thomas Lubanga

On 10 July, the International Criminal Court convicted Congolese Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to 14 years in prison. He was found guilty of war crimes for having recruited and enrolled children...

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