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  • Why is Senegal -- an African success story -- becoming unstable?

     
    Unrest is building in Senegal over President Abdoulaye Wade's plan to seek a third term....
  • Female genital cutting sworn off by thousands of African villages

     
    Eight thousand communities in Africa have sworn off female circumcision, including almost 2,000 that abandoned the practice this year, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF announced today. In northern and eastern stretches of Africa and the...
  • Senegal fears violence as it prepares for runoff vote

     
    In Senegal, people feared that if the president won a third term in office Sunday, the country might descend into chaos. At least six people have already died in protests over the controversial leader. "At first I thought it would all calm down,"...
  • Senegal president in for tough second-round vote

     
    Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, faces likely difficult second round presidential vote: With more than half the votes counted, Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade said Monday he was leading the 13 other candidates with 32.17%. But he needs more than...
  • Senegal's president concedes defeat; victory for African democracy

     
    Senegal's incumbent president concedes defeat: Incumbent Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's move to swiftly concede defeat after Sunday's presidential run-off election was seen as big step for African democracy, in a ieighborhhod better know for...
  • Debate: Is it time to retire the Peace Corps?

     
    Is the Peace Corps just a government-subsidized vacation for well-to-do white kids? Nonsense, writes Jessie Seiler in an Op-Ed about her experience in the Peace Corps that ran in Sunday's Opinion pages. Before I joined the Peace Corps, I had......
  • Gulf oil spill: Pro-drilling rally attracts thousands

     
    The federal moratorium on exploratory drilling for oil in deep-sea waters is tantamount to an attack on Louisiana’s way of life, politicians and business leaders said Wednesday at an oil industry-sponsored rally held in Lafayette. The political event at...
  • Gulf oil spill: Pro-drilling rally pushes back at Obama moratorium

     
    Thousands of Louisianans filled the Cajundome stadium in Lafayette Wednesday to protest the federal moratorium on exploratory drilling for oil in deep-sea waters. “The greatest risk to our economy is the moratorium,” Lafayette City-Parish President...
  • San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park enjoys baby boom

    San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park enjoys baby boom
    I admit it: I fall in love easily. First, it was with a 268-pound guy. Despite his youth, he was gray and wrinkled. But there were others as the day wore on. One had a face like a horse. Another was nice-enough looking, but that neck — oh, heavens,...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Pierre Thiam explores flavorful foods of Senegal

    "Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal," the recently published debut cookbook from Brooklyn chef and restaurateur Pierre Thiam, is a vibrant and compelling collection, and a terrific introduction to a less familiar cuisine. Beautifully shot by...