WorldViews: Senegal


Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The sincere fiction of Goree Island, Africa's best-known slave trade memorial

Why the slave memorial Obama visited matters, even if its official history is mostly false.

By Max Fisher  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, obamainafrica, Senegal

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 06/28/2013

This map shows that Obama is really, really popular in Africa

His favorability rating in many African countries nearly doubles his approval at home. Why?

By Max Fisher  |  02:54 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, America in Context, obamainafrica, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2013

What Obama really saw at the 'Door of No Return,' a disputed memorial to the slave trade

Scholars concluded that the site was not really so important for the slave trade.

By Max Fisher  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, obamainafrica, Senegal

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Abdoulaye Wade to run for third term as president in Senegal, sparking riots, instability

Abdoulaye Wade’s attempts to hold on to power have sparked riots and instability in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Senegal, elections, protests, Youssou Ndour

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Youssou N’dour to run for Senegal presidency: Will he fare better than other wannabe singer-politicians?

Will N’dour’s extraordinary fan base translate into votes?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Senegal, Youssou N’dour, Abdoulaye Wade, presidential run

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Florence shooter Gianluca Casseri forces Italy to confront racism

A shooting in Florence forces a city to take stock of its culture.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gianluca Casseri, Florence, Senegal