Dakar

By IndepthAfrica
In Documentary
Aug 19th, 2014
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In Dakar, the capital of Senegal for many people improvisation is the key to survival. These amazingly creative people transform old things into new, rubbish into useful items, broken artifacts into beatiful ones. They really are the masters of recycling....
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 28th, 2014
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By Nana Arhin Tsiwah   The major policy of French colonial administration in West Africa until 1946 took on the wheels of “Assimilation”. The underlying policy was to enable France implant French culture and civilisation on the people with the intention of suffocating the culture and fundamental...
By IndepthAfrica
In Chad
Jul 2nd, 2013
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Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Senegalese authorities charged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with criminal acts against humankind and remanded him in custody on Tuesday in an indictment seen by numerous as a breakthrough for African equity. The 70-year-old was additionally accused of war criminal ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Jun 27th, 2013
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It is Mr Obama’s second visit to the continent since he became president. He is hoping to boost economic ties with the African countries and promote good governance – all the countries he is visiting have stable democracies. The South African leg of his trip is expected to be overshadowed...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 15th, 2013
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DAKAR, Senegal – A lawyer for the son of Senegal’s former president says his client has been taken into police custody. Karim Wade is believed to have amassed a personal fortune of more than $1.3 billion, and a special prosecutor has been investigating the possible embezzlement of state f...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Mar 15th, 2013
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DAKAR — The son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was given one month by the nation’s anti-corruption court Friday to explain how he had come by assets allegedly worth over one billion euros, judicial sources said. Karim Wade is alleged to own a number of foreign companies including...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Mar 4th, 2013
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Nine children have been killed by a fire at a Koranic school near the centre of Senegal’s capital, Dakar. The blaze broke out as 45 children aged from six to 12 slept inside a single room with wooden walls and zinc roofing in the Medina district, witnesses said. A candle is thought to have caus...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Dec 5th, 2012
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So-called “ill-gotten gains” investigations are underway into several current and former ruling families from West and Central Africa. Senegal’s new government has launched a landmark investigation into several key figures from the former government, while justice officials in the U...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 5th, 2012
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Switzerland is set to expose public officers who stashed away looted funds in the country’s banks, just as it announced yesterday that the country new laws did not allow anonymous bank accounts in Swiss banks. The Swiss Government also announced that $700 million, out of the reported $1 billion loot ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Oct 13th, 2012
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A crucial Africa Cup of Nations football match between Senegal and Ivory Coast has been abandoned after fans rioted at a stadium in Dakar. Home fans started fires in the stands and threw objects on the pitch as Senegal were losing 2-0, a result which would have eliminated the team. Ivorian fans jumpe...