The team at Chez Alpha Books is made up of young African women from different countries. NATIONWIDE (BlackNews.com) — Tourists planning to visit the new Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar, Senegal should also take a moment to check out Chez Alpha Books, an English bookstore committed to writers from The Diaspora, fiction /non-fiction stories related to the history, and experiences of people from The Diaspora along with other world literature. Chez Alpha Books is an African American/Senegalese venture led by Angela Franklin-Faye, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio living in Dakar. Historically Senegal is a Francophone country, yet several years ago Franklin started selling books in English. She comments, “It was never about one language having priority over another. At that time, there was a growing interest in English, and we wanted to be able to provide a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction books to that audience as all the bookstores in Dakar were selling books in … [Read more...] about When in Dakar, Senegal to visit the Museum of Black Civilization, also check out a Black-owned book store called Chez Alpha Books
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Africa Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Africa | On Dakar’s Streets, Working Out Is a Way of Life. Pollution Is Spoiling the Rush. Advertisement Supported by Dakar Dispatch Every evening, thousands of runners, wrestlers, soccer players and fitness fanatics exercise on the beaches and streets of Senegal’s capital. With every breath, they inhale increasingly dangerous air. ByDionne Searcey and Jaime Yaya Barry March 5, 2019 DAKAR, Senegal — They sprint. They sweat. They squat to the ground and bounce backward. They sit side-by-side and lock arms for group situps. They dig trenches in the sand for stability, to get more out of each push up. And, then, when the rush-hour traffic really backs up and exhaust fumes pour across this little, sandy triangle of an outdoor gym bordered by a highway and two exit ramps, sometimes the athletes … [Read more...] about On Dakar’s Streets, Working Out Is a Way of Life. Pollution Is Spoiling the Rush.
Think NASCAR, but with motorcycles.And instead of a stadium track, the racers navigate through rough terrain and mountainous sand dunes in South America.That’s what Mount Pleasant's Petr Angelo Vlcek faced recently in Peru.For the third year in a row, Vlcek, a Czech Republic native, competed in the Dakar Rally, one of the most dangerous and grueling motorcycle races in the world. To that point, 28 racers have died during the contest since it began in 1978.Luckily, there were no fatalities this year. But there was the usual tally of broken bones and burns.About 140 racers from around the world competed in the 2,500-mile race that ran from Jan. 7 to Jan. 17. Just 75 people finished the race. Vleck placed 47th, duplicating his finish from the previous year.“Making it to the finish line is an accomplishment in its own way, but obviously you want to do better,” he said. “But I’m glad I didn’t suffer any broken bones this time around.”Vleck underwent … [Read more...] about Mount Pleasant man motorcycles 2,500 dangerous miles through Peru in Dakar Rally
From (L-R) H.E. First Lady of the Republic of Chad Madame Hinda Deby Itno; H.E. First Lady of the Republic of Niger Madame Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG; ; H.E. First Lady of tMerck Foundation plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Dakar, Senegal NAIROBI, KENYA, October 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” under the patronage of The President of The Republic of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL and The First Lady of Senegal, H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized, “Merck Foundation is very proud to welcome our guests of honor and keynote speakers, The First Ladies of 14 African Countries; H.E. First Lady of Benin, H.E. First Lady of Botswana, First Lady of … [Read more...] about Merck Foundation plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Dakar, Senegal
By The Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s president has effectively fired the mayor of the capital, Dakar, after an appeals court upheld his five-year prison sentence for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and fraud. President Macky Sall on Friday revoked the mandate of Khalifa Sall, a popular opposition figure who had announced he would run for president in next year’s elections. The two are not related. Supporters of the mayor have accused the president of trying to remove any major opponents ahead of the vote in this West African nation.The government says the prison sentence has stripped the mayor of the “moral authority” needed for the post. Khalifa Sall was arrested last year on suspicion of embezzling 1.8 billion CFA francs ($3.4 million). Sall, in office since 2009, has denied the allegations, calling them politically motivated. … [Read more...] about Senegal’s President Fires Dakar’s Mayor Over Prison Sentence