Tagged as: Senegal

Shaping Senegal’s Future: Protests and ‘Generation Z’

  Senegal is considered a model democracy and an area of prolonged stability, particularly since the ceasefire of separatist conflict in southern Casamance in 2014. However, protestors have recently taken to the streets of Dakar and this continues to spread outward through the country.  Who is protesting and for what cause?

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#Nopiwouma: Senegal’s Online Movement for Women’s Rights

Last month around 100 people gathered in Dakar’s Obelisk Square wearing orange t-shirts, marching to end violence against women in Senegal. Their banners read #Nopiwouma, which means “I will not shut up” when translated from Wolof into English. HOW DID NOPIWOUMA BEGIN? According to Senegal’s National Statistics Agency, one in

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